Study Tours Abroad

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PAAC offers scholarships to Hawai’i high school students interested in studying abroad. Over the past 15 years, PAAC has awarded $1.4 million in scholarships for 70 study tours in Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Tahiti. Our study tours emphasize hands-on learning, building friendships, and taking part in enriching cultural activities.

 

We are currently accepting applications for our 2020 Spring and Summer Study Tours to the Philippines, Vietnam, and Bali.  Hawaiʻi high school students (grades 9–12) are eligible to apply. Scholarships are available for all trips.

 

PAAC trips are ideal for both seasoned and first-time travelers: our pre-tour preparation, dedicated chaperones, and tried and tested itinerary make it easy to relax in a brand new environment. Join us and take the next step toward becoming a global citizen! 


Philippines Study Tour — March 2020
Application Deadline: October 6, 2019

Spend 9 days in urban Manila and rural Bulacan on this immersive study to where you will have an up-close look at how Filipinos are fighting to make life better for their communities. This study tour is recommended for students who are eager to make a positive impact in their own neighborhoods and schools. Learn More.


Bali Summer Study Tour — June 2020
Application Deadline: December 22, 2019

Spend 10 days in Bali, Indonesia on the trip of a lifetime to learn about environmental sustainability and community development. You will learn about the relationships between food, health and sustainability, discovering the ways you can make a difference and mālama ‘āina at home and abroad. Learn More.


Vietnam Summer Study Tour — June 2019
Application Deadline: December 22, 2019

Spend 15 days diving into Vietnam’s vivid history and culture by exploring the city life in urban Hanoi, trekking through the mountains of Sapa to meet ethnic minority groups, and visiting the historic sites in Hoi An and the ancient capitol city of Hue. Learn More.


Questions? Contact Erica Nakanishi-Stanis, Study Tour Director, at paac@paachawaii.org, or (808) 944-7784.

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What People Are Saying
 

“This whole experience for me as a parent was amazing. To be a single parent and have this opportunity to provide my child with a lifetime of memories, is the best feeling ever. Me and my daughter will remember this forever.”

 

~Parent Testimonial


“I am usually the person standing in the background watching other people do amazing things that I wanted to do. This trip proved all my doubts wrong. After doing this trip, I feel empowered and brave to put myself out there. I feel that maybe I am ready to do the things I always dreamed of doing.”

 

~Student testimonial, Aiea High School c/o 2018


“She (Erica, PAAC Study Tour Director) has gone above and beyond many times for me. As a parent, with your daughter in a foreign country, miles and miles away, there is nothing more comforting to know that your daughter is in good hands. For that, I will forever her indebted to her.”

 

~Parent Testimonial