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Aloha everyone! This page has been created with the intention to help and inspire both the current students and future students by sharing our insights and experiences here in BYU-Hawaii. If you have stories to share, please send us a message and we will be glad to post it on this post it on this page for all to see. If you have a picture that is worth sharing, please sent it to us and we will use that as the new profile picture for this page. We are super excited to get to know you, and most importantly, learn from you! Please spread the ALOHA by inviting your friends to be part of the Genuine Gold OHANA! #ShakaStrong #GenuineGold

Operating as usual

08/22/2019
Educational Fireside BYU-Hawaii @Oakland CA

Hey guys!
This Sunday, 25th August, 2019, we will be at the Oakland Inter-Stake Center 4780 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA at 7PM! Bring your family, and friends so we can talatalanoa about the opportunities and programs we offer, and are specifically tailored for you! It is never too late to get that education :) Bring questions! Super excited to see you guys there! Spread the word!

I hope you are all finishing strong this semester!
04/19/2019

I hope you are all finishing strong this semester!

We join with Christians around the world to remember the Savior’s inestimable love on this Good Friday. We are reminded that Easter Sunday is nigh. Easter stands as a recurring testimony that Jesus is the Christ, our redeeming Lord and Savior. I express my love for Him. He lives.

01/20/2019
BYU-Hawaii Admissions

How have the students from Fiji been blessed by the opportunities here at BYU-Hawaii?

09/01/2018

Aloha,

Decisions for Winter 2019 semester have been made. Applicants should have received an email notification about their decision. The website is down right now for maintenance but should be accessible tomorrow, Saturday, September 1, 2018. Thank you for your patience. Any questions, please comment below or email us at [email protected].

Mahalo,
BYU-Hawaii Admissions Office

08/14/2018
BYU-Hawaii Admissions

BYU-Hawaii is blessed with students from New Zealand/Aotearoa because they have enriched the cultural diversity here. Let's take a look on why they chose to come to BYU–Hawaii.

08/02/2018
BYU-Hawaii Admissions

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楊百翰大學夏威夷分校如何幫助他們準備好進入職場?我們訪問了幾個台灣學生這個問題,看看他們怎樣回答。
We asked current Taiwanese students how BYU–Hawaii has prepared them for their future career, and here is their response.
#BYUHTaiwan #IChooseBYUH #ILoveBYUH #我愛夏威夷楊大

06/22/2018
BYUH Media Production Center

You just have to find what you love and study that :)

Dr. Phillip McArthur shares his insights about the importance of studying what you are most passionate about.

Directed and filmed by: Eric Lucas Hachenberger

This week's Genuine Gold Feature is Yee Olive Mon from Myanmar, she shares her story of why she is a Social Work Major, ...
11/21/2017

This week's Genuine Gold Feature is Yee Olive Mon from Myanmar, she shares her story of why she is a Social Work Major, one of the few from Myanmar.

"I would like be part of in the business on selling hope. As a future Social Worker, I see myself working in the social field, helping others to rebuild their hope, dream and have a better life that they ever dream of in their life," she said.

"I am very passionate of my chosen field as Social Worker. I have been trained to listen empathetically, carefully and sincerely without judging. I am great with socializing and can make friends easily with anyone. Which help me find any resources and supports from different fields if it is needed. I am very resourceful and good at finding them. I learned skilled to become a good social worker, it is my responsibility to become great social worker as I go and work in the social field."

"I learned how to interact with different people from different background. One thing I learned from this is that everyone is unique, they all have their own value and belief, the best way to become close to them and getting to know them is having respect for any human kind no matter what status they have."

#BYUH #GenuineGold #Myanmar

10/20/2017
Ke Alaka'i

Hi guys. We have received a lot of questions on the classes that should be taken towards your various majors. This is the Academic Advising office and a brief overview of what they do and where they are located on-campus :) This link (https://advisors.byuh.edu/Advisors/about_us) will also provide you with additional information.

In an effort to make it easier for students to meet with their Academic Advisers the BYU-H Academic Advising centralized their location. Take a look at the new location next to the Health Center in this video.
Do you feel this change will make it easier to find your Adviser?

10/20/2017
Ke Alaka'i

Some extra smiles :)

New students try to say Hawaiian street names.
Have you been saying it wrong this whole time?

👇Click the link to hear more students try to pronounce Ke Alaka'i
https://goo.gl/UeC5Mv

BYU-Hawaii is a gold mine of awesome stories from students all over the world. This week's Genuine Gold story comes from...
10/10/2017

BYU-Hawaii is a gold mine of awesome stories from students all over the world. This week's Genuine Gold story comes from Stephanie Eldernberg from Sweden.

"I have been to the U.S. Embassy for my visa interview last week and I wanted to just share something special that happened.

"When I arrived, I realized I was missing a document that you usually needed and I was a little bit nervous when I handed in all of my documents. [The Embassy Office] simply accepted them and everything was fine. As my name was called, I stepped into the room where the interview was held. The man who interviewed me simply said: 'So, you're going to school in Hawaii?' And my natural response was 'Yes!'

"After that he added: 'Well, it's a very good school.' And I agreed that it is. He continued, 'Well, I know because I went there myself.' It was such a blessing to understand that he was a member of the church and that he had gone to no other school than BYU-Hawaii. I never expected that to happen! Not in Sweden!

"It strengthened my testimony of the fact and truth that there is no such thing as a coincidence. The most important truth is that God is aware of the details of our lives. I feel very blessed to be able to attend BYU-Hawaii."

Stephanie's story highlights that the influence of BYU-Hawaii is felt everywhere. President McKay's vision is being fulfilled everyday through the lives of past, current, and future students of BYUH.

#GenuineGold #BYUH #Sweden

South Pacific Self-Reliance Managers visit BYU-HawaiiOctober 4, 2017Four Self-Reliance Managers came from the island nat...
10/04/2017

South Pacific Self-Reliance Managers visit BYU-Hawaii

October 4, 2017

Four Self-Reliance Managers came from the island nations of Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga and Fiji in company with two representatives from the Pacific Area Office in Auckland, New Zealand, to Laie for meetings that helped them familiarize themselves with the opportunities and resources available at BYU-Hawaii.

“This [meeting] is exciting for our department as these managers are often our facilitators in the Pacific as they are very well-connected and they travel to every corner of their respective countries to help individuals become more self-reliant,” said James Faustino, director of Admissions and Financial Aid. “As education is a key component to self-reliance, they would like to experience BYU-Hawaii, and increase their understanding of our departments and services,” he added.

The first round of meetings on Wednesday, September 27 involved 11 different departments of the university. From Academic Advising to Seasider Sports, faculty and staff from each department presented the most relevant and impactful information to the Self-Reliance Managers which they could relay to prospective students in their home countries.

Verna Tuku‘afu, SRS Manager from Tonga, as well as a BYUH ’99 alumnae, is one of the driving forces behind the increased enrollment of Tongan students to BYU-Hawaii. She said in a forum for Social Work majors: “Self-reliance is a commandment from the Lord. If you are willing, and you put forth the effort, the Lord will help you. When you are self-reliant, you are in a better in a better position to help and serve others.” On her first day to campus, she met students from Tonga, many of whom she personally helped to apply and get into BYU-Hawaii.

Manea Tuahu, SRS Manager from Tahiti, as well as a BYUH ’04 alumni, helped students from various areas in French Polynesia to come to BYU-Hawaii. “The thing I learned the most while at BYU-Hawaii is how to lead and to become a leader,” Tuahu said. Currently, Tuahu serves as a bishop as well as being employed by the church with Self-Reliance Services in French Polynesia.
Along with Tuahu and Tuku‘afu were Ned Taito, SRS Manager from Fiji, and Bruce McCarthy, SRS Manager from Samoa. They were accompanied by Dean Westerlund, SRS Manager of the Pacific Area and Ariel Wetere, Operations Manager both from Auckland, New Zealand.

Since each manager knows the current market and economic vitality of their area of responsibility, they are best equipped to assist students in their transition to BYU-Hawaii, as well as helping graduates to find employment in line with their degree.
McCarthy said he got his bachelor’s degree at the age of 40 and then his master’s degree in financial health shortly after. As an example of how it’s never too late to complete education, he encouraged students to “get all the education you can. It’s the most important – bar none.”

While a degree is important, the managers agreed that internships are also very important because it helps students to gain skills and put into practice the things they learned in the classroom. Tuku‘afu said, “You need to start thinking of what you can give back for your country. There are a lot of internship opportunities in government and the ministry of education [in Tonga].” Overall, the managers explained, the employer will want to know what the student will be able to do versus what they’ve already done.

Another crucial aspect of successful employment in the future besides an internship and degree is getting certification in the desired career. Wetere explained that employers will want to see that their potential employees have certificates in the appropriate sectors. “An internship could make a difference in Fiji, but it’s different in Australia and New Zealand. You need to understand where you’re going and the requirements needed for those places,” she said.

One Thursday, September 28, the SRS Managers had time to meet with BYUH’s President’s Council. President John S. Tanner, with his wife, Susan Tanner, hosted the managers for a luncheon with other members of President’s Council. “When John and I travel around the South Pacific, we feel that the Self-Reliance managers are the best thing to happen to the church – it’s awesome to see you in action. We’re not joking when we say we thank Heavenly Father in our prayers for you,” Sister Tanner said.

The meeting focused on the new modular curriculum, Holokai, which has been implemented for new students to pick a major and two minors. It is designed to help students gain knowledge from different, but complementary areas of study. A concern was that not many BYUH graduates were actually putting their degree to work, or their line of work ended up being entirely different from what they studied while in college. “Your passion makes you better in practical things,” Dr. John Bell, Vice President of Academics said.

“One of the things we find in Tonga is there’s not a lot of employment opportunities, but there’s teaching opportunities. If they want to major in business management, they should get a certificate in TESOL. They should have a skill in teaching English. [Holokai] is really good because there’s more options now,” Tuku‘afu said.

Westerlund agreed: “Our students need to gain marketable skills. With this new curriculum, it gives them the opportunity to take their skills and majors to other areas.”

President Tanner reemphasized the vision that President David O. McKay had for BYU-Hawaii – that this university should be educating students from the South Pacific and East Asia. He said that the goal for education at BYUH is to help students to build up the Kingdom of God when they return home with their degrees.

On Friday, September 29, the managers meet with representatives from Admissions and Financial Aid Office. Questions regarding the IWORK program (IWORK stands for International Work Opportunity Returnability Kuleana) and other scholarship opportunities were discussed. They also examined challenges that international students face: lack of work experience, cultural challenges, making new friends, and difficulty with time management.

The SRS managers agreed that the best way for students to succeed at BYUH is for them to prepare the best they can while at home before they arrive on campus. Some students feel that getting to BYUH is the goal, where that is only the beginning. The goal is for them to stay in the university and complete all their classes to get their degree.

The managers then spent the afternoon on Saturday at the Polynesian Cultural Center. While attending BYUH in the late 90s, Tuku‘afu remembered working at the PCC. Tuahu also worked at PCC in the Hawaiian Village – it was his first time to be back both on campus and at the PCC in 12 years.

Then, on the evening of Sunday, October 1, the SRS managers took time to meet with students from their respective home islands. It was helpful for the managers to meet with their students on how they can make the most of their time at BYUH. Over 80 students from Tonga met with Tuku‘afu in the ballroom. Students from New Zealand met with Westerlund and Wetere. Samoan students met with McCarthy and Eddie Maiava, one of BYUH’s Admission’s Officers. Tuahu met with students from French Polynesia and the Cook Islands. Taito met with students from Fiji.

“Students need to keep the end game in mind – that is to endure to the end. If you want to aspire to go to the temple, you’ll need a job that will allow you to do that. The end game is to return to Heavenly Father,” Westerlund said.

Faustino said, “The [SRS Managers] strongly desire to continue to help, improve, and streamline this process. The investment in their time and resources to be with us, I believe, demonstrates the priority and attention by the Pacific Area Office in helping the youth better prepare and engage in more educational opportunities. I look forward to more Pacific area students joining us [in the future].”

If you have a high school student who is looking into colleges - tell them they have an opportunity to check out BYU-Haw...
10/03/2017
Preview Day October 13, 2017 | Admissions

If you have a high school student who is looking into colleges - tell them they have an opportunity to check out BYU-Hawaii on Friday, October 13. Preview Day is an event hosted by the Admissions Office of BYUH where we invite students 9-12 to come and experience workshops, attend classes, and visit the Polynesian Cultural Center. Have your student apply online at http://admissions.byuh.edu/previewday - the cost is only $10. View the schedule on the website and comment below if you have any questions!

Innovation in teaching and learning - that's what you find at BYU–Hawaii. Find out how you can Prepare, Engage and Improve with the Learning Framework.

Kia Ora everyone! It is the first week of October (Happy Birthday to our Octoberian kings and queens). It is also the se...
10/03/2017

Kia Ora everyone! It is the first week of October (Happy Birthday to our Octoberian kings and queens). It is also the second week of our "Get to know your country and culture" challenge week. This week, we are visiting the beautiful and fearless Aotearoa🇦🇺️.
Beverley Tulia Talataiga Wihongi describes her heritage in the following words, "Traditions in New Zealand. Maori haka used in war mostly performed by the all blacks in rugby. Waiata used culturally to share a story of Maori ancestors, to motivate and strengthen others eg. Farewells/ welcomes." Every year, the BYU-Hawaii university hosts an event called Culture Night. These 2 nights events feature dances from islands across the Pacific and around the world. This link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1DK6v1_hM4) shows the fearless performance of the Aotearoa chapter during the BYU-Hawaii Culture Night 2017.
#KiaKaha #Aotearoa #GenuineGold

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09/27/2017

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Сайн Байцгaана уу? Aloha! Hey, guys! this is Davaajav from Mongolia. Here is some information about my country and culture. Mongolia is located in an East Asian country, between China and Russia. There are so many interesting huge and beautiful places as Gobi Deseret, high mountains, and fresh lakes etc. Also, our culture is very interesting. Half of civilization lives as nomadic. Our capital Ulanbator is very beautiful and brightly city. Our people are very kind and beautiful. Also, we live as very busy for the more well-developed country.
Thank you for your attention.

Aloha! Many of you who have been accepted to  BYU-Hawaii - here are some steps that you'll need to take. Should you want...
09/27/2017

Aloha! Many of you who have been accepted to BYU-Hawaii - here are some steps that you'll need to take. Should you want more info, message us on our page. Mahalo!

Aloha! It's week one of our "Get to know your country and culture" challenge! To kick off our week, let's take a trip do...
09/25/2017

Aloha! It's week one of our "Get to know your country and culture" challenge! To kick off our week, let's take a trip down to the beautiful island of Samoa. In Samoa, we greet each other by saying, "Talofa". In two sentences, Catherine Tapaaulefana Gale Brown describes her culture for us,
"Faasamoa dictates that the most important aspects of Samoa culture are family, language, genealogy, the church, and community. Elders in the family are greatly respected and hold the highest status."
As students of BYU-Hawaii, we are blessed to not only meet students from different countries, but we are also blessed with the opportunity to serve individuals and families from all over the world, in the Polynesian Culture. This link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl5O31iMlFE) contains part of the PCC experience in the Samoan village.
(P.S - Photos were also submitted by Catherine TapaauLefana Gale Brown)
#TalofaLava #BYU-Hawaii #GenuineGold

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Сайн Байцгaана уу? Aloha! Hey, guys! this is Davaajav from Mongolia. Here is some information about my country and culture. Mongolia is located in an East Asian country, between China and Russia. There are so many interesting huge and beautiful places as Gobi Deseret, high mountains, and fresh lakes etc. Also, our culture is very interesting. Half of civilization lives as nomadic. Our capital Ulanbator is very beautiful and brightly city. Our people are very kind and beautiful. Also, we live as very busy for the more well-developed country. Thank you for your attention.
my name is kienan Robbins. I'm super stoked to be able to come to BYU Hawaii. I'm from California and will be there in the winter
"There's no better time & place to get your questions answered... Decide here & now & leave unburdened." -Prof. Mark James #byuh #genuinegold #goldmine #learn #serve @Katherine Christensen