Are you an international student? Are you looking for opportunities to study in the United States, specifically in Hawaii? H.I.S. (Housing International Students) goal is to facilitate the communication between you, the international student, and the Hawaii College / University of your choice. Located in the island of Oahu, H.I.S. will help you with the paperwork and guide you throughout the whole process. We can help you to choose the best Hawaii College / University that fits what you are looking for. Hawaii state has the lowest tuitions for international students, as they are well below the national average.
Before you get here, we will help you to find your new house. Although we can’t host as many international students as we wanted to (limited space in our houses), we will still assist you! H.I.S. will guide you through all the steps you might need during your adaptation period. When you get into Hawaii, we pick you up at the airport, we drive you through the island to show you around, and we take you HOME. Yes, if you will live in one of our student housing, you will feel at home!
HOSTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN HAWAII
“Helping international students is our passion. We also came from a foreign country, and we know how hard it is to be far from family, to go through difficult phases without anyone to help… When we host our international students, our heart is to serve them by providing a “home” feel.
We will help you through each phase of your experience: Through your initial excitement and optimism, through loneliness, homesickness, and finally through the acceptance and serenity phase, where you really get to enjoy the most.
We will be there for you! We believe you are so courageous for leaving your family to come to a foreign country. We believe you are adventurous and a risk taker, characteristic of a great leader. It will be a true honor to help you to achieve your goals, here in Hawaii”
Romulo & Mariana Barbosa
Our business is different because we really care.
Click here for the list of things you will need in order to move to Hawaii as an international student. Arriving in Honolulu by yourself can be a bit overwhelming at first, kinda like your first day at a new school. HIS will help you settle! Safe. Fun. It’s an experience of a Lifetime!
Hawaii advantage: University / College tuitions well below the national average, multicultural atmosphere, wide range of learning opportunities, health, safe and friendly environment. From Hawaiian breathtaking beaches, to spectacular mountains and sky high views, this is for the adventurous to go beyond the ordinary to find paradise! Whether in the luxury and city life style of Waikiki or the serenity and big waves of North Shore, you will love Hawaii!
Hawaii is a paradise, but even in paradise the international student struggle with the 5 stages of studying abroad:
1. Excitement and optimism
5. Acceptance and serenity
We help you with guidance, counseling and encouragement. Being afar from family, in the beginning, sounds really adventurous! But with time, it feels very lonely. We will be there for you every step of the way.
There are now 40 percent more international students studying at U.S. colleges than a decade ago, and the rate of increase has risen steadily for the past three years, the report said.
In the 2012-13 school year, 235,597 of the 819,644 international students on U.S. campuses, or 28.7 percent, arrived from China. The number of students from China increased 21.4 percent from the previous year. Following China, the top “places of origin” are India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Canada, the report said. That order has not changed for years. Those five account for about 60 percent of all international students.
• One of the largest increases, 30.5%, came from Saudi Arabia; its 44,566 students are largely funded by a Saudi government scholarship program.
• Participation by Brazil students increased 20.4%, largely because of a new government scholarship program for undergraduates.
• Japan, which was hit hard by a tsunami in early 2011, saw a rebound in interest among U.S. students. Participation increased 27.8%, to 5,283, in 2011-12 as study-abroad providers resumed programs.