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International Student Services Office - Division of Student Affairs

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Mr. Jim Mellon, Director

206 Student Services Building
Phone: (808) 932-7467; Fax: (808) 932-7471
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The office assists international students in clarifying and attaining their personal and academic goals while complying with the regulations pertaining to their immigration status. The International Student Services Office serves as an interface between UH Hilo and international students in order to facilitate communication, understanding and appreciation between them. Ultimately the goals of international education are to advance learning and scholarship and to increase intercultural awareness, understanding and competency in a global community.

Services Provided

  • Orientation for new international students
  • Advising, consultation and workshops on immigration matters, including employment
  • Scholarship information and certification
  • Official certification of U.S. Department of Homeland Security documents
  • Assistance with UH Hilo's academic and other policies and procedures
  • Counseling support and referrals for personal issues
  • Advisor for the International Student Association
  • Global education programming, such as United Nations Day and International Nights
  • Supervisor of the Becoming Culturally Aware Project (BCAP)

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