The students of BYU–Hawaii comprise a brilliant collection of talents, abilities, and backgrounds from the world over. Many speak two or more languages, including a number who have completed missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Brought together, they contribute to a vibrant campus community, where warmth and the spirit of aloha prevail. Students learn to appreciate diverse customs, accept varied perspectives, and foster cooperation, developing friendships that transcend political and cultural boundaries. A large percentage of students also work at on-campus jobs or at the neighboring Polynesian Cultural Center, instilling a sense of teamwork and stewardship while gaining marketable skills and work experience to expand their leadership potential.