Freshmen and transfer students flourish in Mānoa First Year Program

When Justin Nguyen came from San Diego to start his freshman year at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, he struggled.

“I was like really homesick the first month of school. And I really needed like a push,” he said.

Nguyen found that push, and much more, in UH Mānoa’s First Year Program. Incoming freshmen who sign up are placed in learning communities, based on intended major, or if they are undecided. In their first semester, they take three general education courses along with a one-credit, weekly seminar led by a peer mentor. The mentor, an upperclassman, leads a group of about 15 students in weekly discussions covering college success and their own personal experiences.

“Having the mentors…

Original published: 2019-06-12 19:52:35 Read the full Hawaii News here


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