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    Pacific Discovery: Hawaii Mini Semester Program


    • Listing Type: Summer Camps & Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: United States, Hawaii
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: March, June, October
    • Session Length: Six Weeks, Two Months
    • Entering Grade: 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Sub-Categories: Surfing, Hiking
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Minimum Cost: > $7,000+
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    Experience epic surf, golden beaches, the aloha spirit, and active volcanoes on this 6-week Summer Program in Hawaii!

    There is an endless list of things to do in Hawaii. From learning to smash open coconuts and making beautiful leis, to stargazing on top of a dormant volcano and heading out to one of only four green sand beaches in the world. Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture as you discover its fascinating ocean and mountain landscape and explore the incredible jungle, volcanoes, and beaches.

    During this six-week program, a key focus will be to connect yourself to the land and the sea. You will learn about sustainable living from local non-profits, and roll up your sleeves at a permaculture farm practicing Hawaiian farming techniques. From the land, we'll move on to the sea. You will not only experience the turquoise water of the ocean during surf lessons and a snorkel excursion, but you will also have the opportunity to delve deep into marine conservation with a fishpond restoration project, learning how to protect and encourage the fragile sea life in these pockets of the ocean.


    • Learn about conservation and sustainable living from a local non-profit
    • Remove invasive vegetation that threatens water quality and local fish species
    • Roll up your sleeves at a permaculture farm practicing local farming techniques
    • Practice your surfing skills in the blue waters of the Big Island
    • Hike and drive across lava fields and volcanic craters in Volcanoes National Park
    • Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture by learning about the heritage, history, and importance of canoes
    • Focus on your mind, body and soul with yoga and meditation sessions
    • Stargaze on top of the highest peak in the world, Mauna Kea
    • Snorkel the reefs of Kona and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, manta rays and turtles
    • Explore the waterfalls, trails and botanical gardens of the Big Island
    • Learn the native Hawaiian language to give you a more connected experience
    • Camp under the night sky and share stories by the campfire
    • Prepare a local Imu feast where we take the food from ground to table

    Cost and Session Information

    Program Tuition Includes: All meals; All accomodation; All program-related travel and transport included; All expeditions, activities, excursions, entry fees and adventure travel as described in the itinerary; Environmental education and service learning projects; Experienced Program Instructors and local guides