- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States, Hawaii
- Program Delivery: Residential
- 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: > $3,000
- Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
Experience epic surf, golden beaches, the aloha spirit and active volcanoes on this gap year program in Hawaii!
This 6-week mini semester program offers you an enriching and inspiring experience in tropical Hawaii. Hawaii consists of eight islands, which are all unique in their own way. Your days will be as varied as the islands you visit, with a fusion of hands-on volunteer work, surfing, snorkeling, cultural immersion and, of course, non-stop adventure!
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.
- Immerse in Hawaiian culture learning native food making techniques and the heritage and history of Hawaii
- Learn from local non-profits how to help in the marine conservation and the restoration of local ecosystems
- Surf Lessons based in Kona, the sunny district on Hawai’i Island
- Check out the Akaka Falls, Green Sand Beach, and the sacred Mauna Kea
- Yoga and meditation in Hilo, amongst the breath-taking, the natural beauty of the northeast side of the Big Island
- Hike the Volcano National Park and watch the sunset
- Snorkel the reefs of Kona and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, manta rays and turtles
- Very personalized small group experience, maximum of 12 participants