NEW Travel Opportunity- 2013 International Student Summer Camp in Beijing
20 students from Hawaii will be selected to participate in a 10 day camp with local students from Beijing and International students from July 11-21, 2013.
Tuition Fee: $750 plus international airfare (estimated at $1,000- $1,200) includes China visa, travel insurance, accommodations, and all activities. This trip is sponsored by Beijing Municipal Education Commission.
Freeman Foundation Summer Study Tour
Each year, PAAC provides a group of public high school students the life-changing opportunity to travel throughout a country in Asia. This summer students will be embarking to China. These scholarships are generously provided by the Freeman Foundation. Students are exposed to different cultures and perspectives, gain first-hand understanding of current issues affecting the country or regions to be visited, and serve as cultural ambassadors for Hawai’i and the United States. Past summer study tours include: China (2004), South Korea (2005 and 2009), Japan (2006 and 2012), Vietnam (2007, 2010, and 2011), and China & Taiwan (2008).
2012 Summer Study Tour to Japan
2012 Summer Study Tour to Japan Final Report
Punahou Summer Study Abroad Program
The Punahou Study Abroad Scholarships are awarded to eligible sophomores and juniors in Hawaii’s high schools. These scholarships help students who have been active in PAAC activities and are promising globally-minded leaders of the future to further their international interests through a meaningful study abroad experience. The scholarships have been made possible through the generous contributions of the late Frank Boas, member of PAAC’s Senior Advisory Council, and Jean Rolles, Vice President of PAAC’s Board of Governors. For more information, please call 808-944-7759.
Vietnam Summer Abroad Program
The Vietnam Summer Abroad Program enables high school students to travel to Hoi An, Vietnam and engage in a service-learning project. Last summer, seven students taught English everyday to 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at a government elementary school in a fishing village. Cultural and social activities are also organized to allow participants to learn more about Vietnam.
“Even though we come from different parts of the world, we share the same smile when we are learning a new culture [...] this increased my interest in foreign studies. Learning a new culture is a reward. It also brings humans closer together as one.” – Student from 2012 Summer Study Tour