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The Institute will be hosted in Honolulu, Hawai‘i on the adjacent campuses of the East-West Center (EWC) and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Located in Mānoa, one of the most beautiful valleys in all the Hawaiian Islands, the EWC and UH combined are home to the largest concentration of Asia specialists in the US, with over 300 scholars in the humanities and social sciences who offer more than 600 courses a year focused on Asian cultures and societies. The UHM School of Pacific and Asian Studies is home to the Center for Chinese Studies (50 professorial rank faculty), the Center for Japanese Studies (32 faculty), the Center for South Asian Studies (40 faculty), and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (40 faculty).

The East-West Center is a public, non-profit research and educational institution established in 1960 with a US Congressional mandate to promote better relations and understanding among the nations of Asia, the Pacific and the United States through cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. The Center’s 21-acre Honolulu campus is located contiguous to the University of Hawai‘i on the Diamond Head side of East-West Road. The Center also maintains a branch office in Washington, DC that helps to increase understanding of the region among Congress and other key audiences. More than 60,000 students and professionals have participated in Center programs.

Participants in the Institute will have visitor status at both the East-West Center and the University, which includes full access to the libraries. The UHM Hamilton Library has a total collection of more than 4 million print volumes, including over 1 million volumes in its world-class Asia Collection that includes materials in both Asian languages and English. The UHM Sinclair library has an extensive collection of video and audio recordings, including both documentary and feature films.

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Campus Map

East-West Center Campus Map

Lodging

Lincoln Hall

Studio units (single or double occupancy) at the discounted rate of $49/night for all accepted Institute participants will be reserved at the East-West Center’s faculty guesthouse, Lincoln Hall.

A small number of Kitchen units (single or double occupancy) at the discounted rate of $73/night are available on a first-come first-serve basis, but the cost difference will be covered by participants. All of the units in Lincoln Hall include private bath, telephone, fan, cable TV, and internet access. There are also coin operated washers and dryers (laundry detergent sold in laundry rooms). Lincoln Hall desk hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (808-944-7816) and after hour check-ins are handled at Hale Manoa front desk (808-944-7960).

Please note that none of the units are air conditioned, children under 18 are permitted only in Lincoln Hall, and smoking is not permitted in any East-West Center buildings, including residential rooms and apartments. Currently, all guests must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to reside in the EWC dormitories and will be required to provide verifying documentation prior to arrival. Participants wanting to arrive early or extend their stay can do so on a space available basis at Lincoln Hall, or off campus.

Participants are, of course, free to make rental arrangements off campus and our staff will assist with that if desired. But housing in Honolulu, especially near the university, tends to be quite expensive with one-bedroom apartments easily renting for over $1250 per month. And, while the bus system in Honolulu is quite good, staying on campus in close proximity to the meeting rooms and library is not only convenient, it encourages the kind of informal interaction with other participants that often is as important in having a great institute experience as the classroom activities.

Directions

  • From: Honolulu International Airport, 300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96819
  • To: Lincoln Hall -- 1821 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96848
  • By Taxi: Tell the driver to take you to the East-West Center located on the University of Hawai‘i campus.

As you enter the University of Hawai‘i campus via East-West Road, all East-West Center buildings are on the right in the following order: John A. Burns Hall, Hale Halawai, Hale Manoa, Imin Conference Center, Hale Kuahine and Lincoln Hall.

Meals

There are a number of food courts and food trucks on the UH campus that cater to students and staff as well as many restaurants on and near the campus that are accessible to participants by foot or bus and that offer food from a wide range of cuisines from inexpensive to fine-dining.

For Hawai‘i visitor information, you can visit the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority's site https://www.gohawaii.com/

Childcare

Although we encourage participants to consider attending the program without family for most of the institute, we know that is not always possible and almost never preferred. With that in mind, we will assist participants seeking childcare if necessary. Child-care is available in summer activities programs run by the City as well as from private preschools. Applications should be made as early as possible following acceptance into the Institute, ideally just after being notified of acceptance into the institute.

The Institute will be hosted in Honolulu, Hawai‘i on the adjacent campuses of the East-West Center (EWC) and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Located in Mānoa, one of the most beautiful valleys in all the Hawaiian Islands, the EWC and UH combined are home to the largest concentration of Asia specialists in the US, with over 300 scholars in the humanities and social sciences who offer more than 600 courses a year focused on Asian cultures and societies. The UHM School of Pacific and Asian Studies is home to the Center for Chinese Studies (50 professorial rank faculty), the Center for Japanese Studies (32 faculty), the Center for South Asian Studies (40 faculty), and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (40 faculty).

The East-West Center is a public, non-profit research and educational institution established in 1960 with a US Congressional mandate to promote better relations and understanding among the nations of Asia, the Pacific and the United States through cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. The Center’s 21-acre Honolulu campus is located contiguous to the University of Hawai‘i on the Diamond Head side of East-West Road. The Center also maintains a branch office in Washington, DC that helps to increase understanding of the region among Congress and other key audiences. More than 60,000 students and professionals have participated in Center programs.

Participants in the Institute will have visitor status at both the East-West Center and the University, which includes full access to the libraries. The UHM Hamilton Library has a total collection of more than 4 million print volumes, including over 1 million volumes in its world-class Asia Collection that includes materials in both Asian languages and English. The UHM Sinclair library has an extensive collection of video and audio recordings, including both documentary and feature films.

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Campus Map

East-West Center Campus Map

Lodging

Lincoln Hall

Studio units (single or double occupancy) at the discounted rate of $49/night for all accepted Institute participants will be reserved at the East-West Center’s faculty guesthouse, Lincoln Hall.

A small number of Kitchen units (single or double occupancy) at the discounted rate of $73/night are available on a first-come first-serve basis, but the cost difference will be covered by participants. All of the units in Lincoln Hall include private bath, telephone, fan, cable TV, and internet access. There are also coin operated washers and dryers (laundry detergent sold in laundry rooms). Lincoln Hall desk hours are 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (808-944-7816) and after hour check-ins are handled at Hale Manoa front desk (808-944-7960).

Please note that none of the units are air conditioned, children under 18 are permitted only in Lincoln Hall, and smoking is not permitted in any East-West Center buildings, including residential rooms and apartments. Currently, all guests must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in order to reside in the EWC dormitories and will be required to provide verifying documentation prior to arrival. Participants wanting to arrive early or extend their stay can do so on a space available basis at Lincoln Hall, or off campus.

Participants are, of course, free to make rental arrangements off campus and our staff will assist with that if desired. But housing in Honolulu, especially near the university, tends to be quite expensive with one-bedroom apartments easily renting for over $1250 per month. And, while the bus system in Honolulu is quite good, staying on campus in close proximity to the meeting rooms and library is not only convenient, it encourages the kind of informal interaction with other participants that often is as important in having a great institute experience as the classroom activities.

Directions

  • From: Honolulu International Airport, 300 Rodgers Blvd, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96819
  • To: Lincoln Hall -- 1821 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96848
  • By Taxi: Tell the driver to take you to the East-West Center located on the University of Hawai‘i campus.

As you enter the University of Hawai‘i campus via East-West Road, all East-West Center buildings are on the right in the following order: John A. Burns Hall, Hale Halawai, Hale Manoa, Imin Conference Center, Hale Kuahine and Lincoln Hall.

Meals

There are a number of food courts and food trucks on the UH campus that cater to students and staff as well as many restaurants on and near the campus that are accessible to participants by foot or bus and that offer food from a wide range of cuisines from inexpensive to fine-dining.

For Hawai‘i visitor information, you can visit the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority's site https://www.gohawaii.com/

Childcare

Although we encourage participants to consider attending the program without family for most of the institute, we know that is not always possible and almost never preferred. With that in mind, we will assist participants seeking childcare if necessary. Child-care is available in summer activities programs run by the City as well as from private preschools. Applications should be made as early as possible following acceptance into the Institute, ideally just after being notified of acceptance into the institute.