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How was the first week of class?
It's normal for you to feel overwhelmed a bit. It's ok! You will get used to using different apps and materials. Please make use of the 1:1 office hours. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Conversation Partner
Have you signed up yet?

Remember that from this week, you will be able to meet with Noah, our conversation partner.

Again, there are two options to meet him.

Option 1: Schedule your appointment prior to the meeting
Option 2: Drop-in anytime during the meeting hours  
Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30-4:30 pm

Find the schedule sheet here and save your date & time NOW!

The zoom link and the passcode are on the sign-up sheet.

💡You can secure more than 1 spot only for the current week.  In other words, you cannot secure 2 spots for next week yet. You will wait for next Monday if there are extra spots are still open, you can secure more than 1 spot.

💡You can meet with Noah with your classmates. It's ok to drop in even if you see someone's name in the sign-up sheet.


Coming to campus?

In order to study from campus, there are a few steps and guidelines to follow.

1. Fill out this form so we know when you are coming.
2. You will need to show a "green" clearance page on your Lumisight account when you come to campus.

To get a "green" clearance page, 
  • You need to be fully vaccinated OR
  • You need to provide a negative Covid test result
  • And, you need to complete the daily check-in
Find out more information and how to use Lumisight and Covid testing here:

Virtual Lunch - September 1

Join our first virtual lunch!
September 1, Wednesday from 12:00 -12:30 pm
Meeting ID: 936 4470 8812
Passcode: iep

Office hours

​Do you know that you can meet with your teacher privately?
It’s a great opportunity to ask your questions. 
If you are not sure how to meet with your teachers outside of class, contact them.

Meet former IEP students!

During this session, we hope to introduce a few former IEP students who are currently studying at Hawaii Community College.

This week, we introduce Akiho! She started her study with the IEP and continued her education majoring in Culinary Arts.

Q: Why did you choose your major?

A: My major is Culinary Arts.
When I decided to move the Big Island, hula was the most priority for me. 
Spending time at IEP, my situation and mind has gradually changed such as I have joined in local hālau and have some new friends.

I thought I would like to try something new and wanted to get some skills when I enrolled at HCC. 
Hula was already my field and I felt satisfied dancing for my hālau, so Hula major was out of choice.
At that time, I got a friend who was taking Culinary major.
She recommended me to take the Culinary Artist because I can get new skills and also people who attend this major have many scholarships offers.
It is hard to get scholarships for International students. However, as she said I have gotten some offers. 

At the daily basis, we serve the lunch at Cafeteria. You can enjoy different types of cuisines and baked goods there. 
We have a small dining room and usually serve course meals in the second year. 

Before Covid-19, we had several food shows at Kona, Waimea, and Hilo. 
We could learn new techniques and make new connections with local restaurants and chefs.


What's cooking? Menu of the week

Our culinary program students are cooking and serving customers at the Manono campus cafeteria. If you are studying from campus, you may want to try their delicious food!

Hours for the Cafeteria Menu this week is:
Tuesday-  10:30am - 12:30pm
Wednesday-  Cafeteria Menu will be served out of the 'Ohana Corner Cafe for today only! 10:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday- 10:30am - 12:30pm

Take-out orders are welcomed and encouraged, please call 808-934-2559 to place your takeout order for the cafeteria menu. Please call during business hours to place your order. 
Please provide your order, your name, your phone number, and pick up time when you place your order with our students.

Sandwiches, Salads, Drinks, Pies, Cakes, and Cookies are also available for grab and go.

Please advise we have a one way traffic flow in the dining room. Enter the cafeteria through the main door (door next to the illuminated "open" sign), and exit through the door closest to Hale Aloha building. Please sanitize your hands upon entering and please wear a face mask. If you choose to wear a face shield a face mask is still required. Our dining room is closed for in-room dining. We're open for takeout/grab and go orders only. 

Got questions?

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