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    ARCC Gap | Hawai’i: O’ahu, Maui & the Big Island


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: United States
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: Semester
    • Start Month: February, September
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Cabins, Hotel, Tents
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Affiliation: Gap Year Association
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Other, Payment Terms
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
    • Meeting: Schedule a Meeting
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    Explore the tropical paradise of the Hawaiian islands of O’ahu, Maui, and the Big Island, where white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and tropical forest become our classroom. 

    Building on nearly 40 years of Hawaiian programming and our long-standing partnerships with impactful local organizations, this unique semester allows us to investigate important environmental and social issues while immersing ourselves in the Aloha culture. Protect albatross nesting ground and restore a 400-year-old traditional fishpond in O’ahu. Explore marine ecosystems while earning your SCUBA certification on the island of Hawai’i. Investigate important food security issues and help with projects to ensure local sustainability. Learn about aquaponics and vermiculture on a college campus on Maui. Discover unbelievable beauty and culture while getting to know these famous islands like a local!

    Cost and Session Information


    Fall: September 1 - November 9

    Spring: February 15 - April 24


    70 days