Welina me ke aloha!
My name is Alexis Panoncillo and I am a student at Shidler College of Business at UHM. With the support of the Freeman Foundation, I am studying abroad for Spring 2016 at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan!
MIX Application Period (Spring): July 1 - November 1 ✓
MIX Application Priority Deadline: September 1 ✓
Received my MIX Nomination: September 30, 2015 ✓
Deadline to Submit Keio's Application Documents: October 5, 2015 ✓
Received my Acceptance Packet from Keio: December 16, 2015 ✓
Keio Dorm Application Period: December 18, 2015 - January 14, 2016 ✓
Dorm Applications Approved: January 28, 2016 ✓
Move-in to dorms: March 23-24 ✓
Orientation (Part 1): March 25, 2016 ✓
Orientation (Part 2) & Campus Tour: March 28, 2016✓
Course Registration Guidance (KIP): March 29, 2016✓
Japanese Language Placement Test: March 30, 2016✓
Housing Orientation for Motosumiyoshi Residence: March 30, 2016✓
Entrance Ceremony (JLP): April 1, 2016✓
Course Registration Guidance (JLP): April 4, 2016✓
Interview w/ Academic Advisor: April 4, 5, & 6, 2016✓
Spring Semester Commences: April 7, 2016✓
Course Registration: April 12, 13, & 14, 2016✓
Golden Week: April 29 - May 5, 2016✓
Finals Week: July 22-30, 2016
Move-out of dorms: August 3, 2016
"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."
Thinking of Studying Abroad?
ありがとうございます！ Mahalo Nui Loa!
I can help! Well, I'll help you as best as I can based on my own experiences. I created this website as a resource for other students who are planning on studying abroad. This site will be most beneficial to a student attending the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, who is looking to study abroad through MIX (Mānoa International Exchange) or any student who is interested in studying abroad at Keio University.
Click the "TIPS" button below, to find some of my personal advice as well as some links to helpful resources including scholarship opportunities. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. I wish you the best of luck in everything you do!
Thank you! To Mr. Graeme Freeman and the Freeman Foundation for your continuous support of the students at Shilder College of Business who are choosing to study abroad in Asia. I am so grateful for your support in my education overseas. I have been given the once in a lifetime opportunity to study at one of the top schools in Tokyo, Japan. This scholarship is enabling me to take every opportunity while abroad; to network and make connections with business professionals and other international students from around the world, to travel and immerse myself in Japan's unique culture, to further my education in international business, marketing, and management, and to be a positive representative of Native Hawaiians and Hawaiian culture and values at the international level!