The PRISM is a newsletter published by the published by the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s Office of International and Exchange Programs (OIEP).   The PRISM is published twice a year, offering news and features on international education programs and activities at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  The latest issue features HELP, including student testimonials by Yijun C. and Kyoko N. about their reasons for joining the program experiences at HELP!


Kyoko Nagatomo is a nontraditional student who decided to apply to study at HELP after her son attended the program five years ago. “He enjoyed studying English at HELP so much. When he came home at Christmas, he told me that there was a 65-year-old woman who attended his class. When I heard this, I prepared to attend the program myself,” Nagatomo laughed. After graduating, Nagatomo said she plans on becoming a Japanese teacher to work with English-speaking visitors and put her new language skills to good use.

Read the full issue: The PRISM: Spring 2020, Issue 18