Study abroad in Hawaiʻi. Break out of your normal routine and spend a semester earning core academic credits with us. We accept motivated Juniors, Seniors, and select Sophomores who demonstrate maturity. This pre-college program focuses on sustainability, environmental conservation, leadership, culture, and community service. Prepare for college by living away from home and expanding your horizons. Let the Big Island of Hawaiʻi be your classroom–from the mountains to the sea. Through an integrated curriculum of project and place-based learning, you’ll cultivate a passion for learning. You’ll snorkel while studying the reefs. You’ll take care of the land, and let the land take care of you. You’ll live in a small community, and play a big part in it. You’ll return home with a greater sense of self reliance and accomplishment. You’ll gain a unique perspective of the world and your place in it.
Join us next Spring!
Dates: January 29th – May 20th, 2018 (Spring Semester; exact dates will be finalized in Summer 2017.)
Tuition: $5,000 – $17,500 Based on a sliding scale, almost all students receive generous financial aid. Click here for details.
Enrollment Deadline: We accept applications on a rolling basis until our course is full at 15 students. The enrollment process takes time to coordinate with your sending school. In other words, begin now! Our projected deadline for Spring Semester is October 31st, but we recommend applying by September 30th.
Location: The HOI Semester is a traveling program, with several base camps on the Big Island of Hawai’i. We will typically spend up to one month at each base camp, exploring the surrounding area with excursion trips. Housing includes bunk rooms, cabins and tents.
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