9: Campus Life

Buddy Program

Are you interested in being connected with another UH Hilo student who will help you get adjusted to UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi and help you learn about local and U.S. American cultures? The International Buddy Program matches first-year international students with other students (mostly from Hawaiʻi and the U.S.). You and your buddy meet informally throughout your first semester at UH Hilo. Your buddy will help you learn about campus and about living in Hilo and will be able to answer many of the questions you might have. He/she will probably become a good friend and introduce you to lots of new friends on campus! If you would like to request a buddy, please submit this online form. We will have a gathering where you will meet your buddy early in the semester.