Study Tours Abroad

Adventures Await!


Over the past 20 years, PAAC has awarded $1.4 million in scholarships for 70 study tours in Japan, China, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, New Zealand, and Tahiti. Our study tours emphasize hands-on learning, building friendships, and taking part in enriching cultural activities. Learn more about upcoming study tours below.


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 explore a brand new environment. Questions? Email



Summer 2024 Travel


Media and Journalism Study Tour - Manila (No longer accepting applications) 


Students on this Study Tour will attend sessions at the East-West Center International Media Conference along with journalists, global thought leaders, climate experts, policymakers, technologists, and indigenous voices from around the globe. From reporting on climate change to the impact of AI on elections, students will be able to explore careers in international media while also going to historical sites and cultural engagement activities. ​Thanks to the generosity of The Mamoru and Aiko Takitani Foundation and the State of Hawaiʻi Grant-in-Aid program, participants with demonstrated financial need and/or demonstrated commitment to PAAC programs received merit- and/or need-based financial aid.


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Media & Journalism Study Tour Students 



Freeman Summer Study Tour - Japan (No longer accepting applications) 


Under the theme "Creating Connections Across Generations," 20 students from 12 schools across four islands will embark on a journey through Tokyo, Kyoto, Himeiji, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka.  Our students will be visiting several shrines and temples, participating in cultural activities, doing a homestay with a Japanese high school student, eating delicious food and building a community with one another. Thanks to the generosity of The Freeman Foundation, participants with demonstrated financial need and/or demonstrated commitment to PAAC programs have received merit- and/or need-based scholarships.
Japan Study Tour Students 

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, former 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