Prior to leaving your country, we would like to provide you with some valuable information to ensure a smooth transition to your studies at HAWAII. Please carefully read through the information given, so that you won’t run into any major problems once you arrive.
You will need to provide verification of the SEVIS fee payment at least three business days prior to your scheduled visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate. For more information on how to apply for your student visa please click here.
2. Pay Tuition-Deposit
Please pay mandatory college tuition deposit, which will be applied towards your tuition. Please email us if you have any question. Each university is different. Click here to contact us.
3. Book Your Flight
Please keep in mind that visa regulations allow you to enter the USA up to 30 days before the first day of classes (the reporting date is shown on your I-20). Important! Please make sure to make your travel arranagements to arrive to Honolulu no later than the date in your I-20.
4. Arrange Airport Pickup
At H.I.S., we can pick you up at the airport! You could take a taxi or something, but is much better to arrive when someone is waiting for you. We will take you to some famous spots in the island so you start your adventure right away! Please fill up the form requesting a pick up.
5. Arrange Housing
Honolulu is one of the most desirable cities to live in and one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Because of this, the housing market is very tight both on and off campus. We encourage you to secure housing as soon as possible. Click here to get a list of student housing options.
6. Medical Insurance and Health Requirements
In order to study in Hawaii, you must have health insurance and submit certain health records. Please click here to read this section carefully to get the information you will need.
7. New Student Orientation
All the Universities have Orientation for New Students. This is a great opportunity for all new students to meet and interact with other students, faculty, and staff. Click here if you want us to help you to find out more information about the orientation time and location for your university.
8. Learn about Hawai`i
Come prepared- learn more about living in Hawaii – here you will find even more information about shopping in Hawaii, as well as popular cultural destinations, social and outdoor activities.