Brigham Young University–Hawaii is the Pacific's foremost international learning institution. Its compact campus serves as a unique laboratory for intercultural leadership development, with 3,200 students from over 70 nationalities living, studying, and working together. President McKay presided over a groundbreaking ceremony for what is now Brigham Young University–Hawaii on February 12, 1955, which was attended by over 1,000 Church members and guests. Brigham Young University–objective Hawaii's is to blend spiritual and secular learning while also preparing students with character and integrity to serve as leaders in their families, communities, chosen fields, and in the development of God's kingdom. They offer career opportunities on the basis of institute calendar.