Hawaiian Adventure

Marine Ecology, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Community Service, Filmmaking, Adventures and Sports for Teen Students
Adventure , Pre-College Programs , Travel - Study Programs
Honolulu, Hawaii
Coming to Hawaii is like going from black and white to color.
John Richard Stephens
Honolulu, Hawaii

Option 1:
Jul 5 - Jul 26, 2023
Option 2:
Jul 5 - Jul 19, 2023
Island of Hawaii  (optional extension)
Jul 26 - Jul 29
Student Residence

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

Digital Photography

Hawaiian Sports and Adventures (Surfing, Paddle boating, Hiking and more)

Opt 1: 3 weeks
Opt 2: 2 weeks
Optional extension to Island of Hawaii 

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.

No-Stress Travel Guarantee

Whether you missed your connecting flight, lost your luggage or encountered any other problem, rest easy knowing that our staff and travel agents will help you with all necessary arrangements, help you re-book your flights, find a hotel room and cover all necessary expenses, such as meals, clothes, personal items, and more.

<p>Optional travel extension<br />
<strong>Island of Hawaii</strong></p>

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.

After the year we’ve all had, it’s about time to be able to enjoy life again! And what better place to do that than one of the most beautiful places in the world, Hawaii! As the world starts returning back to normal, we would like to invite you to join us in a true tropical paradise – the island of Oahu! Here is a list of our favorite experiences that can only be enjoyed on this most popular Hawaiian island!   1. Having the Time of Your Life on Waikiki Beach   Whether you’re a surfer, swimmer, sunbather, or anything ...

  • Program Highlights
    • Live in modern student apartments, with AC, fast-speed Internet and other amenities
    • Learn in a fun, interactive way, outside of the classroom (hence our Experiential Learning Method!)
    • Be a savvy, sophisticated traveler. Go above and beyond the standard tourist checklist!
    • Meet young people and make new friends from all over the world
    • Option to receive college credit, studying with our local partner institutions
    • Included trips to Pearl Harbor National Memorial, North Shore, Hanauma Bay, Manoa Falls, Diamond Head and much more!
    • All-inclusive two- and three-week sessions
    • Option to go on a travel extension to the Island of Hawaii (“Big Island”)


  • Food

    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.

  • Residential Life

    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!

  • Daily Schedule

    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; Filmmaking; 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 10:30 – 11:00 pm, subject to change at the program director’s discretion.

    English Class

    Some of our students’ favorites are:

    • Parasailing on Waikiki Beach
    • Admiring Hawaiian art at the Polynesian Cultural Center
    • Sushi night in downtown Honolulu
    • Snorkeling and paddle boarding on Kailua and Lanikai, two of the best beaches in the world
    • Guided tour of the legendary Pearl Harbor Memorial
    • Attending a luau, a traditional Hawaiian feast, accompanied by music and hula dance
    • Whale-watching cruise along the South Shore
    • Sketching the statue of Duke Kahanamoku on Kuhio Beach
    • Paddling to Goat Island, a protected seabird sanctuary
    • Beach cleanup on North Shore with a local NGO team
    • Visit to Iolani Palace, the royal residence of Hawaii’s monarchs
    • Breathtaking views and landscapes of Kualoa Ranch, home of Jurassic Park
    • Ala Moana open-air shopping center in Honolulu
  • Weekend Day Trips

    In addition to all the local sites in Honolulu, you will explore some of the sites in its vicinity:

    • Pearl Harbor National Memorial
    • North Shore and Turtle Beach
    • Manoa Falls
    • Eco-hike to Hanauma Bay Natural Preserve
    • Diamond Head National Monument

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