Category Archives: Student Spotlight

How I Met Felix Xie: Student Spotlight

Get to know Felix Xie, a wonderfully typical college student who chose the University of Hawai‘i for a study away experience. Home School: Bates College in Lewiston, Maine Home Town: Skowhegan, Maine Major: Environmental Studies Favorite UHM Class: Painting Favorite … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Laura Butler Shines with the Stars of Hawai‘i 5-0

Communications major Laura Butler produces her own ticket to Hawai‘i by creating an internship with television show Hawai‘i 5-0. Home School: Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY Home Town: Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ Favorite UHM Class: Hawaiian Studies. I’m learning different things and … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Two Mid-Westerners Fly Out of the Polar Vortex and Dive Into the Waves of the Pacific Ocean

Get to know Samantha Mathes, a biology major from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and Erin Walsworth, an environmental geoscience major from DePauw University. Favorite UH Class Sam: “Cell and Molecular Biology”. I like this class because it’s interactive, … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Two football players from Bates College take the off-season to study in Hawaiʻi

Get to know Brian Carilli, a politics major and Josh Freedland, a psychology major, who traded the snow and cold of the infamous winter of 2014 for the sun and adventure of the tropics.   Favorite UH Class Brian: “Political … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: On the Run with Cara Bennet

Vassar student Cara Bennet brings a love of running to her study away in Hawai‘i. Home School: Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY Home Town: Bethesda, Maryland Major: History, with a minor in Native American Studies Favorite UHM Class: Hawaiian Studies. … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Sarah Hackshaw

Student Spotlight: Sarah Hackshaw   Honolulu is just one more stop for ASH student Sarah Hackshaw as she dances across the US!   Home School: Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Home Town: Columbus, Ohio Major: I’m a double major … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Emily Appleton and Sara Freshley

Student Spotlight: Surfing from Maine to Hawai‘i  The ASH “Student Spotlight” series profiles two students from Fall Semester 2013 who bring east coast-style surfing skills from Maine all the way to Hawai‘i. Emily Appleton and Sara Freshley are marine science … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Alexis Ouellette — Making it Happen!

Meet Alexis Ouellette, a sophomore from Cheshire, Connecticut, spending spring semester in Hawai‘i. Major: Communication Disorders (Speech Therapy) Home School: Southern Connecticut State University Favorite UHM Class: My favorite class, hands down, is Hawaiian Studies. I use what I learn … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Maria Tan

From Indonesia to Ohio to Hawai‘i to Shanghai, Maria Tan finds habitation around the world as she pursues her education and looks for adventure! Home School: Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Home Town: Pemalang, Indonesia Major: Communications Favorite UHM … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Brittany Bredehoeft and Cara Wyant

Meet Brittany and Cara, two students from opposite ends of the continent who join forces as ASH roommates and friends in Hawai‘i. Both have aspirations in the medical field and speak about experiences volunteering in hospitals. Oh, and they both … Continue reading

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