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Spend Winter Term 2015 in Hawaii

Interested in spending your Winter Term 2015 with Study USA? With Study USA you can study in a tropical locale without the need for a passport in the course "Hawaii: Nation or State."

Appllications for 2015 Winter Term are now open.

This course is designed to show students the complexity of the Hawaiian islands and the fight that continues to this day for those who are in danger of losing their very identities. We will explore the many tensions that exist in Hawaii that rest under the surface of the tourist propaganda. From classes at the University of Hawaii to talks with native Hawaiian activists, we will look at such issues as whether Hawaii should be seen as its own nation or a state. Historical, cultural and personal aspects of life there will be studied with the hope that students will come to understand in a deeper way the tensions between the image and the reality of the Hawaiian Islands.

  • Pearl Harbor
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Richardson's Black Sand Beach
  • City of Refuge
  • Snorkeling tour

"I learned to be more understanding and empathetic of different cultures and perspectives, especially from a historical perspective," said Kaylyn Weller, who spent Winter Term 2013 in Hawaii.

 

Phil Smith,
Staff
5/13/2014 9:25 AM