COVID-19 & International Student Services Updates

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The Second Language Studies Department (SLS) is working hard to ensure your needs are being met as best and safely as possible. You can find updates specific to the SLS Department and for the Mānoa campus below:

SLS Orientation: The SLS Orientations for the BA program and MA/AGC/PhD programs were held online (remotely). If you declared your major after the start of the semester, please contact an advisor for a quick overview of the major.

COVID-19 Updates: UH Mānoa updates their COVID-19 page with relevant information as it’s available and will email your address with updates. You can continue to check this page for the most up-to-date information relevant to your situation.

  • Vaccination/Negative Test requirement: All Hawai‘i intercounty and domestic U.S. travelers who are fully vaccinated may utilize the Safe Travels program to bypass the 10-day quarantine. International travelers may use a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner to get a COVID-19 test up to 72 hours prior to their departure.

International Student Services (ISS) Updates: ISS should be in direct contact with our international students, but information can also be found on this ISS web page.

Advising/Appointments: Please contact your advisor for guidance on setting up any advising appointments. Advisors will be willing to accommodate multiple formats (e.g. Zoom, phone, in-person, etc.). If done in-person, please be sure to have a face mask and follow the guidance listed on the COVID-19 Personal Safety Practices page.

If you have any questions, please contact us at for the BA program and for the MA/AGC/PhD programs. Information is subject to change without notice: please bookmark the COVID-19 page and ISS page (for international students) for updates from their offices.