Welcome packet for all new students (PDF)
The welcome packet includes the following information: 

  • Welcome to the East-West Center 
  • Final Acceptance Information & Deadlines 
  • Persons to Contact 
  • Housing Information
  • Information for Married Degree Fellows (including off-campus housing)
  • Information on U.S. Government Taxes & State of Hawaii Taxes
  • Arrival Information
  • English Language Institute (ELI) placement test (for select international students only)
  • Alumni Program Information

Visa packet for J-1 international students (PDF)
The visa packet includes the following information for J-1 degree students:

  • Visa Information
  • Visa Application Procedures
  • Arrival Procedures


Please download, complete, and sign the following forms. Mail completed forms to the Award Services Office, East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 by July 1, 2011 . Also, don't forget to email with your flight arrival details.

  • Authorization to Release Information [ form-fillable PDF ]
  • East-West Center Confidential Health Clearance Form [ Word ] [ PDF ]
  • University of Hawaii Health Clearance Form (for newly-admitted students) [ PDF ]
  • Country Clearance Form (for international students only) [ Word ] [ form-fillable PDF ]
  • Visa Terms (for international students) [ Word ] [ PDF ]
Aloha Ceremony, 2010 New Student Orientation