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Education Internships in Hawaii


Students will live in shared-occupancy rooms in an apartment-like setting at Waikiki Vista. Each shared room will have a private bathroom. Rooms include linens, microwave, mini-fridge, study space, and individual wardrobes. The property itself features a full shared kitchen facility, key card locks, security, an activity lounge, study hall and secure bicycle rack. Location and proximity to internships will vary based on individual placements.

UC Davis reserves the right to change the accommodation location. Should this be necessary, we will arrange alternative lodging. Please note that elevators, air conditioners and other modern conveniences may not be available in all locations.


A group welcome meal and farewell meal are included in the program fees; all other meals will be on your own. The housing includes a kitchen for students to prepare your own meals. There is also a café in the apartment building with a wide array of sandwiches, burgers, pasta dishes, fresh juices, and more.

Excursions and Day Trips

Short excursions and day trips will be included as part of the program and may include some or all of the following:

  • Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial
  • Diamond Head Hike and/or Manoa Falls hike
  • Snorkeling and sailing at Waikiki
  • ‘Iolani Palace, the United States’ only royal palace
  • Community service opportunities: Trail restoration, beach clean-up, etc.

Students will have free time to explore other sites on their own and may enjoy visits to  Pali Lookout, Circle Island, Byodo-in Temple, Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery, and/or the Polynesian Cultural Center. These outings are not included as part of the program.

Study Abroad Advisory of Student Risk

Participation in this UC Davis Study Abroad program requires travel to and extended living in a foreign location(s) abroad. UC Davis Study Abroad endeavors to reduce and mitigate risk wherever possible.  However, the environments and risks associated with living in these locations are substantially different than those found during a regular course of study at UC Davis. All participants must download and review the following information prior to departure. Any questions should be directed to the Program Coordinator.

Study Abroad General Risk Advisory

Program Specific Risk Advisories (PDF)

About Honolulu, Hawaii

Eat your way through the pan-Asian alleys of Chinatown, where 19th-century whalers once brawled and immigrant traders thrived. Gaze out to sea atop the landmark Aloha Tower, then sashay past Victorian-era brick buildings, including the USA’s only royal palace. Browse at the world's largest open-air shopping center at Ala Moana, then poke your nose into the city's impressive art museums.

Ocean breezes rustle palm trees along the harborfront, while in the cool, mist-shrouded Koʻolau Range, forested hiking trails offer postcard city views. At sunset, cool off with an amble around Magic Island or splash in the ocean at Ala Moana Beach. After dark, migrate to Chinatown’s edgy art and nightlife scene.

Source: Lonely Planet

Hawaiian Currency: US Dollar
Language Spoken: Hawaii is the only American state to have two official languages: English and Hawaiian. However, a third unofficial language, Pidgin, is also widely spoken and is a slang combining words from many aspects of island life and culture.

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