Pearl Harbor National Memorial, North Shore & Turtle Bay, Manoa Falls, Hanauma Bay Natural Preserve, Diamond Head volcanic tuff cone
Grades 9 – 12
Sustainability, Biodiversity and Aquatic Ecosystems
Energy, Economics and Climate Change
Introduction to Marine Biology
Hawaiian Sports and Adventures (Surfing, Paddle boating, Hiking and more)
A true tropical paradise with breathtaking nature, stunning views, world-famous white sand beaches, rainforests, waterfalls and incredible biodiversity, Hawaii is a dream destination for young people from all over the world.
Optional travel extension
Island of Hawaii
At the end of the program, students can choose to travel together to the Island of Hawaii for three days. The group will stay in a centrally located hotel within walking distance of many beautiful sites and beaches.
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Our staff will buy daily fresh food for breakfast and lunch from the local markets and shops. Some evenings our staff and students will make delicious meals together, armed with fresh ingredients and our own Hawaiian and Polynesian recipe book. These culinary adventures quickly become a favorite bonding and cultural activity among our students and staff. We will also enjoy authentic local cuisine during outings to local restaurants.
Our staff will provide you with daily groceries (bread, pasta, cereal, water, olive oil, etc.) and house supplies. If you need more food or house supplies – just tell us. We will get them for you.
The students will also enjoy picnics and group meals at authentic local restaurants carefully chosen by our local staff.
In Honolulu you will live in modern, comfortable student apartments close to the local beaches, cafes and restaurants. Our staff members live in their own apartments down the hall. You will be part of our Abbey Road family, making new friends, learning to be independent and self-reliant, to share responsibilities with your peers, manage your time, and getting ready for college years!
Every student on the program chooses two classes as their academic focus: a major and an elective. Major classes meet every morning Monday to Friday, while electives meet three afternoons a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Majors: Environmental Studies and Marine Ecosystems; Community Service; Hawaiian Sports and Adventures
Electives and Workshops: Studio Art, Digital Photography, Creative Writing, Sports
This frees up two afternoons per week for you to attend the many workshops, excursions and fun activities, such as kayaking or sailing at the local beaches, visiting museums, cooking local delicacies with your new friends, and so on.
We will always give you at least two to three options to choose from just to make sure there is something for everyone.
Important note: Curfew and Free Time
The students will have approximately 2 – 3 hours of free time per day, subject to our safety rules and guidelines. The curfew is at 11 pm on weekdays and 11.30 – 12 midnight on weekends, subject to change at the program director’s discretion.
Some of our students’ favorites are:
In addition to all the local sites in Honolulu, you will explore some of the sites in its vicinity:
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