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Mānoa Academy is the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s (UHM) Early College program. Since Summer 2017, Mānoa Academy has offered a summer abroad opportunity to students who will be enrolling at UHM as full-time freshmen following high school graduation. These transformational learning experiences promote a passion for learning, leadership, and global engagement.
In 2020, an exclusive experience in Kyushu, Japan, focusing on sustainability from international perspectives will be offered to incoming freshmen at UHM.
Weeks One and Four: The first week of the program will be held on the UHM campus, where students will attend introductory class sessions and prepare for their study abroad experience. During the final week of the course, students will synthesize their learning through final projects.
Weeks Two and Three: Students will travel to Fukuoka and Kagoshima, where they will engage in cultural and language activities at Kagoshima University and examine the important relationship between Hawai‘i and Japan through special lectures and field trips. Co-curricular activities may include visits to industry partners that employ strong sustainability practices, museums and peace memorials.
Weeks One and Four: June 8 - 12, 2020 and June 29 – July 3, 2020 at UHM
Weeks Two and Three: June 14 – 27, 2020 in Fukuoka/Kagoshima
Mānoa Academy: Kagoshima is designed for incoming first-year students at UH Mānoa. While priority consideration will be given to students who have participated in Mānoa Academy, all high school seniors who will be enrolling at UH Mānoa in Fall 2020 are encouraged to apply.
Participants must be 18 years or older at the time of travel.
To apply, students must complete the online application form.
March 15, 2020
For more information about the program, please view the recording from the March 4 Informational Session
SOCS 250, Introduction to Sustainability from Social Science Perspectives, is a 3-credit course that introduces undergraduate students to key concepts and theories in social sciences in relation to sustainability issues. Special attention will be paid to sustainability issues impacting Hawai‘i and Japan. This course meets a General Education requirement in the Diversification-Social Sciences category.
This program is supported by Hawaiian Airlines and the UHM College of Social Sciences.