Office of International Students and Scholars


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1164 Bishop Street, Suite 200 (UB200) 

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8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Telephone: 808.356.5299

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About Us

Aloha and welcome to Hawai’i Pacific University and the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS).  The university is home to more than 600 international students and scholars representing diverse cultures and viewpoints from over 80 countries.  We believe that international students and scholars at HPU are a vital to cross-cultural understanding and our goal is to promote international educational exchange through all our programs and interactions. 

A student’s affiliation with OISS begins immediately after the admission process and continues well beyond graduation. OISS staff can advise international students, scholars and faculty on immigration, cultural, financial, academic and personal concerns, and makes appropriate referrals when necessary.

Our purpose

• To provide international students and scholars with advice and documentation necessary to maintain their legal status in the U.S.
• To represent the university to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of State, and other governmental agencies dealing with international visitors
• To guide international students and scholars in their adaptation to the American culture and campus life.
• To maintain university compliance regarding regulations concerning international students and scholars

OISS Staff


Adrienne Gigantino


Bernard Chong
Associate Director


Aki Leslie Kuioka, Ph.D.
International Student Advisor


We look forward to working with you!