Governor and Mrs. Ige with Weaver, Study Hawaii board members, and legislators in the Governor’s Ceremonial Room. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Governor

Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige kicked off “International Education Week in Hawaiʻi” last month by presenting Joel Weaver, director of the college’s Hawaiʻi English Language Program and president of Study Hawaiʻi, with a proclamation recognizing the value and contributions of international students. Study Hawaiʻi is a consortium of educators working to make Hawaiʻi a study destination.  Weaver led a group of seven international media representatives on a whirlwind tour of the islands with the theme “Hawaiʻi: The Best Classroom in the World!” He used the opportunity to show that Hawaiʻi is not just for fun in the sun, but also a perfect place to earn a degree. Among the many activities was a visit to the Mānoa campus and a few of its outstanding programs, and an interview with the UK’s El Gazette representative and Department of Second Language Studies professors Graham Crookes and Christina Higgins regarding the department’s research application to diverse areas.

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