International Student Attraction

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) kicked off the Study Hawaii Ambassador Program on July 20, 2017 at the Willows Restaurant. Yasuda Women’s University (YWU) is the first group to be deputized an ambassador. YWU enrolled in the Hawaii English Language Program (HELP) of the University of Hawaii which developed a 6-month ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report on 07/19/2017, which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy. DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) created the report, while the Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) leads the state’s efforts for international student exchange. The report, ...
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The Beijing Office of DBEDT recruited and organized the Aloha Mission to Hawaii, a group of education officials from Beijing and Guangdong who visited schools on the Islands of Hawaii and Oahu from April 1-8, 2017.   “This visit highlighted Hawaii’s marketability within China’s education industry. DBEDT finds that these reverse missions are an effective ...
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Governor David Ige honored International Education Week 2016 in a signed proclamation presented to the Study Hawaii Educational Consortium during a ceremony at the State Capitol on November 18. International Education Week is an annual national and international celebration of the contributions of international education in global cooperation and bridging gaps for people worldwide. The ...
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The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) met with representatives of the Aomori Global Academy and Aomori Prefecture, Japan, on November 1, 2016. The Aomori delegation’s visit to Hawaii was sponsored by the Aomori Prefectural Government. Attendees were interested in learning about how the state government of Hawaii assists small and medium size ...
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The State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report today, which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy.   DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) created the report, while the Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) leads the state’s efforts for international student exchange.   “The Economic Impact ...
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By Chris Tanaka, Hawaii News Now, HONOLULU – HPU Student Body President Nathanael Howard has enjoyed his time on the multi-cultural campus. “One third of the students here are from the mainland, one third is international and one third is from the islands”. While he’s aware of the cultural riches diversity brings, what he doesn’t ...
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Governor Ige and the First Lady welcomed a visiting delegation from Beijing who are in town on a study mission to learn more about Hawaii’s educational institutions. This delegation is part of DBEDT’s effort to increase the number of Chinese students to study at Hawaii schools. The delegation of fourteen includes a representative from EducationUSA, ...
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The Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) of the State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) today released an economic report titled, “The Economic Impact of International Students in Hawaii.” The report showed that foreign students made a direct economic impact of $205.1 million to the State for the 2014-2015 school year. “This ...
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Hawaii’s educational assets will be promoted during a visit to Honolulu, Hawaii by representatives of the Beijing Association of Promoting Sci-Tech Education (BAPSTE) from April 11-18, 2015. The Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) and Study Hawaii , a consortium of 20 educational programs, are leading the efforts to organize a customized schedule ...
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