At my college now I'm pres of the "Cultural (fluid?) Exchange Club," and although this place sucks as far as asian popluation, it has gotten me an in with all the international students. Basically I am the [large, throbbing] head of a small group of child-like foreigners who actually trusted me to not abuse the "member phone list." MU HA HA HA HA HA!!! Okay, now that that's out of my system ... (-_-);;;
Really, its a job that I take as seriously as anyone could, and I know there's a large ryuugakusei population at Manoa, so would it be a good idea to get into the international student organization? BTW, what was your major out there? I'm going because its the only place in the U.S. ("in" is almost an oxymoron there) with a strong major program for me (nihongo) and a significant asian population. Yes, I actually chose it because I thought I could practice my Japanese more, and with the high attraction of Japanese tourists, I'd be close enough for penpals on vacation and millions of other J-girls. To me, its as close to Japan as you can get without being there. I mean "relatively homogeneous, small but economically potent island chain" ring a bell? Lastly, all look upon my school ethnicity statistics and grovel, GROVEL I tell ye!
Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian 10.8% Japanese 23.1%
Yes, that is right my friends. More Japanese than whiteys. Not to mention the overall "asian" population is 75 whopping percent. Anything else I should "know before I go?"