YWU were awarded an official Study Hawaii Ambassador certificate and a backpackDepartment of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) kicked off the Study Hawaii Ambassador Program on July 20, 2017 at the Willow Restaurant. Yasuda Women’s University (YWU) is the first group be deputized an ambassador.

YWU enrolled in the Hawaii English Language Program (HELP) of the University of Hawaii which developed a 6-month program called Hawaii International Business and Culture Study Program (HIBISCUS). YWU sends 79 of their Sophomore students to Hawaii to study English, and participating special internship programs.

The July 20 Graduation Luncheon and Ceremony was led by Ms. Dawn Amano-Ige, First Lady of Hawaii, Mr. Luis Salaveria, Director of DBEDT, Representative Mark Nakashima, Chairman, House Committee on Economic Development, and Mr. Dennis Ling, Administrator of Business Development and Support Division. As Study Hawaii Ambassador to the students will use their new found knowledge as a result of studying/visiting Hawaii to communicate to their friends and family that Hawaii is an excellent educational destination for the international students.

The 79 students from YWU were awarded an official Study Hawaii Ambassador certificate and a backpack.

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2017 Study Hawaii Ambassador Program