When students from other countries are studying abroad in Hawaii, not all of their learning will take place in the classroom.
One of the biggest reasons for studying overseas is to have new experiences and learn about different cultures. These once-in-a-lifetime opportunities can create lifelong memories.
Studying in Hawaii is especially attractive because of all the wonderful and exciting things to do and see here. The time spent outside the classroom is just as valuable — if not more worthwhile — than the academic subjects studied during your time Hawaii.
Here, then, are three “must-see” sites to add to your agenda during your time studying in Hawaii:
Diamond Head/Waikiki Beach
Honolulu is Hawaii’s biggest city. And Waikiki Beach is one of the popular and famous beaches in all of the world.
With its distinctive shape, Diamond Head has been the backdrop for countless movies and TV shows and is frequently featured on commercials, magazine ads, and elsewhere. No wonder it is so familiar!
Waikiki Beach is one of the best places for people-watching in Hawaii, as well as getting to know the friendly, outgoing residents of Honolulu.
One of the most historic places in all of the US, Pearl Harbor is an essential place to visit to learn about American culture and values.
Take the brief boat ride out to the USS Arizona Memorial and witness first-hand the destruction of December 7, 1941.
Catch a ride to the other side of Oahu to catch some of Hawaii’s gnarliest waves and most beautiful beaches.
The North Shore is where the locals go to bask in the natural splendor that the islands have to offer. You’ll feel like a local when you wade into the crystal clear waters and lay in the bright Hawaiian sun.
Hawaii has much to offer both inside and outside of the classroom. Make the most of your time here by visiting these incredible destinations.