Study Tours Abroad


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 67 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. 


This spring, PAAC is taking eight students to the Philippines. This summer, PAAC is taking student to Japan, Bali, and Vietnam. The application deadline for these study tours have passed. 2019-2020 study tour destination and application instructions will be available Fall 2019. 

Japan Summer Study Tour — June 2019
Application Deadline: January 4, 2019

Spend 15 days in Japan, as you travel across Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and Niigata visiting historical sites and exploring Japan’s rich cultural destinations. This immersive experience includes trips to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Museum, Harajuku, castles, shrines, temples, and local high schools. Learn More.

Bali Summer Study Tour — June 2019
Application Deadline: January 4, 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 Service Learning Study Tour — June 2019
Application Deadline: January 4, 2019

Spend 15 days exploring Vietnam’s rich culture in the historic cities of Hoi An, Hue and Hoi An, while giving back by teaching English to Vietnamese children. You will have the unique opportunity to meet Vietnamese youth from all walks of life through our close collaboration with local organizations like Blue Dragon and KOTO that support street children and rescues human trafficking victims. Learn More.

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



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