HYA 2018: London & Paris

After a 126 year hiatus, Native Hawaiian Student Services (NHSS) restarted a version of the “Hawaiian Youths Abroad” program this Summer 2018. With plans for study tours in future years, the program retraces the path of our ancestors abroad to engage students in international educational experiences and training around the world in service to our lāhui and ea. This year, Summer 2018, we partnered with a faculty member from the College of Education, Dr. Eōmailani Kukahiko (Curriculum Studies) to offer a 9-credit summer institute focused on Hawaiian Kingdom aliʻi huakaʻi and diplomatic relationships in Europe. The institute also includes a separate Faculty Sponsored Study Tour with separate fees and costs that are listed below.

ITE 403B Seminar in Educational Inquiry: Service Learning (3 credits). WI (Writing Intensive) Designation
Instructor: Dr. Eōmailani Kukahiko

EDEA 460E Topics in Emergent Paradigms of Leadership (3 credits). E (Ethics) Designation
Instructor: Nalani Balutski

ES 410 Race, Class & the Law (3 credits). H (Hawaiian, Asian & Pacific Issues) Designation
Instructor: Dr. Willy Kauai


The 9-credit Hawaiian Kingdom Europe Aliʻi Huakaʻi and Diplomatic Relationships Summer Institute includes a Faculty Sponsored Study Tour to London and Paris (final schedule/itinerary below).

The program and class starts on June 18, 2018 in Honolulu and ends on July 24, 2018 in London. The tentative travel dates are: July 11 – 24, 2018. Students are expected to be at UH Mānoa on August 8 – 10 for a re-entry meeting and pāʻina/hōʻike, but the class formally ends on July 24. Thus, students can extend their trip after July 24.


Tuition & Fees: ~$0 (covered by NHSS)
Airfare: ~ $2,000
Ground Transportation: ~$300 (student to bring on trip)
Lodging: ~ $1,000 (paid via Deposit to NHSS UH Foundation Account)
Study Abroad Fee: ~$76 (paid to UHM Study Abroad Office)
Health Insurance: ~$14 (paid to UHM Study Abroad Office)
ID card through Study Abroad: ~$25 (paid to UHM Study Abroad Office)
Meals & Incidentals: ~$480 (student to bring on trip)
Museum & other entries: ~$200 (student to bring on trip)
TOTAL: $4,095

A generous donation from Kanaeokana and Dr. Kehau Abad from Kamehameha Schools supported some of the travel costs for students. Mahalo also to Hawaiʻinuiākea for providing the travel support for the two Hawaiʻinuiākea faculty and one staff member to attend!


June 18: Program Orientation

June 25: First Day of Class (daily for 4 hours)

June 26: Visit to Ānuenue

June 28: Visit to Hālau Kū Māna

July 2: Visit to Bishop Museum Archives w/ Karla Heath & Desoto Brown

July 3: Visit to Hawaiʻi State Archives

July 6: Pre-Departure Meeting with UH Mānoa Study Abroad

July 9: Student Presentations

July 11: Departure to Europe

July 13: Arrival in Paris, Visit to Eiffel Tower & Le Meurice

July 14: Louvre

July 15: Versailles

July 16: Train to London

July 17: Class @ University of Roehampton

July 18: Royal Archives @ Windsor Castle

July 19: British National Archives

July 20: British Museum Storehouse with Dr. Julie Adams

July 21: Matthew Makalua grave @ Hastings

July 22: Class @ University of Roehampton

July 23: British Library

July 24: Depart Home

August 6: Hōʻike Prep Day

August 7: Hōʻike: “Food & Fond Memories” & Research Presentation


For more information, contact program lead, Nalani Balutski.