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Study Abroad

hawaii | summer 2020

*Postponed until further notice


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While the program will be based at the University of Hawai’i Manoa in Honolulu, students will also travel to the islands of Hawai'i (BigIsland) and Moloka’i, where they will learn from local scholars, educators, and community organizers. Interacting with the students, faculty, and community from the University Hawai’i Manoa will allow student participants to understand indigeneity, the history of the Pacific Islands, and the impacts of American colonialism on everyday life. This course will also broaden students’ framework and concept of civic engagement by engaging with community-based organizations in Honolulu.

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In this field study program, students will explore the relationship between indigenous resistance, tourism, community formation, education, Hip Hop, and U.S. military presence in Hawai’i. Through visits to cultural and historic sites, students will examine the connection between U.S. occupation of Hawai'i and community and identity formation of Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

To apply, please fill out and submit this application to the Study Abroad office at Snohomish Hall 301. You will also need to turn in the following documents:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A one page essay
  • Your unofficial Edmonds College transcript

Our office will review your documents and let you know if you have been accepted to the program and how to proceed. Please note that students that have been sanctioned by the college are disqualified from applying to, or participating in an Edmonds College study abroad program.

Set up an appointment with us here if you have any questions!

You will earn 12 credits in:

  • AMES 206: Identity & Education 
  • AMES 254: Community Formations in Hawaii 
  • HUM 186: Peoples of the World 

The fee per person will be $3,535.00. 

Program Costs Include: Airfare, Housing, Airport transfers, Island tours and site visits, and two meals daily while at UH Manoa campus (2 weeks).

A non-refundable deposit of $450 must accompany your application to hold your spot in the program.

Additional costs: Tuition, ground transportation, personal expenses (some food, local transportation, independent travel). 

For quarter-long WCCCSA programs, WCCCSA awards two $1,000 scholarships to selected program participants. Complete this application form and attach the requested documents, then turn in to Emily Schifferling at the front desk of Snohomish Hall, room 301.

WCCCSA Scholarship Rules:

  • You must have applied to a WCCCSA study abroad program and paid the deposit in order to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • You must write an essay on a topic chosen by the WCCCSA Scholarship Committee. You will find more information about the essay on the WCCCSA Scholarship Application Form. The essay must be typed and submitted by 5pm on or before the application deadline for the program.
  • Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Pre-Departure Orientation.
  • Each scholarship recipient must agree to help WCCCSA promote the study abroad program after they have completed their program. The assignment given to them will require no more than four hours of work and will be a project mutually agreed upon by both the award recipient and the WCCCSA campus representative.

Projects may include (but are not limited to):

  • tasks such as sharing of photos and personal reflections of your program
  • help with orientation of the next program
  • talking with classes on your campus to help promote the program
  • making a video to help promote study abroad
    visiting other nearby campuses to talk about the program, etc.

Program Dates: June 29 through August 20

Application Deadline: March 20

The program will begin with 2 weeks of pre-departure meetings on Green River College campus (or remotely for students from partner schools). Students will then build upon this foundation in a 3-week study away program in O'ahu, Moloka’i, and the Big Island of Hawai’i. The course culminates with a collaborative video project after students return home.