Dear New East-West Center Fellows and Affiliates:

Aloha and Welcome to the East-West Center!

On behalf of the East-West Center Education Program, East-West Center staff and current participants, welcome to your new home in Hawai‘i and the East-West Center community.

As new participants joining the East-West Center ‘ohana (extended family), you will have an opportunity to get acquainted with each other throughout the Community Building Institute.  You will also meet many continuing EWC students who are volunteering their time to assist you. 

Useful tips and information to help you with the settling-in process is available on this page.  You can find a PDF copy of the Community Building Institute syllabus and schedule here. Please refer to the EWC Participant Information site ( for information and links regarding shopping, EWC housing, financial services, TheBus (city transportation), dining, and other aspects of life and living in the Center and Hawai‘i.

If you are already familiar with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the East-West Center, those arriving in Honolulu for the first time will welcome your insights during the Community Building Institute activities.

Again, welcome to the East-West Center.  We look forward to getting better acquainted in the days to come.

With Warm Aloha,

Ann Hartman


New EWC participants at the Fall 2018 Community Building Institute