This program’s purpose is to accomplish an in‐depth study of the Hawaiian Islands – how they have been shaped by geology, cultural history, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. We will study the various people that have traveled here by canoe, whaling ship, warplane, and cruise ship. We will study their cultural heritage, dance, religion, politics, art, economics, language, music, superstitions, rituals, dress, and food. Students will see how the geology that formed the islands has influenced all of these areas.

This will be accomplished by a combination of on‐site learning via field trips to culturally, historically, and geologically important locations on all four of the major islands. The three individual courses are listed later in
this document.

In addition to the academic foundation provided, we will also encourage growth in Christian character. Punctuality, courtesy, and unselfishness on the part of each group member will be stressed. Students will be expected to work together to solve problems that may arise, especially as related to group dynamics. We will spend time getting to know each other the quarter before the program and develop a memorandum of agreement regarding conduct. The Christian Science lesson sermon will be studied on a daily basis – often as a group. We will attend Sunday and Wednesday services at whatever church we are near – or conduct our own service if no churches are within reach.