Hawai'i Travel Study Program

Program Dates: June 28, 2017 - August 2, 2017

Students are asked to arrive by Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The UCLA Asian American Studies Department offers a Summer Travel Study Program in Honolulu, Hawai'i. During this program, participants take classes and live on the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa campus! Up to three upper division courses may be taken through this program. The courses are fully transferable to UC campuses.

  • APPLY FINANCIAL AID to this program! 
  • EARN 8-12 upper division units!


UCLA and the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Multicultural Summer Program provides an intensive immersion in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Hawai'i. Examine the distinct nature of Hawai'i as a diverse Asian and Pacific Islander community through a multi-disciplinary survey of its histories, cultures, and community issues. Attend classes with Mānoa students and practice local values of community and collaboration while engaging in discussion and research about Hawai'i.

Directed by Professor Roderick Labrador, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Roderick N. Labrador received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from UCLA. His research examines race, ethnicity, culture, migration, diaspora, transnationalism, political economy, and Philippine and Filipino American history. His research areas include the Philippines, the United States, Hawai'i and the Pacific. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.

Financial aid is available to qualified UCLA students. All other students should inquire about financial aid at their home institution. For more information on financial aid, click here.


Asian American Studies Department's

Kristine Jan Espinoza
Student Affairs Officer

Kristine can answer any questions about:

  1. The curriculum, including the Asia Am 199 course;
  2. Applicable credit towards the Asian American Studies major/minor;
  3. UCLA students in other majors can also speak with her about course details.

Travel Study Programs

Specific questions regarding the Travel Study application, Financial Aid, or other related questions can be directed to the UCLA International Education Office (IEO) Staff who oversee the Hawai'i Travel Study Program:

The IEO Staff can answer your questions about:

  1. Registration;
  2. Fees & financial aid;
  3. Transcripts;
  4. Housing, Meals, and Excursions