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Belmont in Hawaii: FULL

Cultural and Economic Dimensions of the Asia Pacific Region

Need a Learning Community Cohort? Take the Study Away LCC in Maymester! You will use the island of Oahu as a laboratory to examine cultural pluralism and economic geography of the Asia Pacific Region. You will also have a student id and access to the University of Hawaii (UH), Manoa, College of Pacific and Asian Studies and have classroom, library, computer lab and WiFi network access privileges. Watch the video from a previous Maymester Hawaii program and learn more!

Class-related field excursions for experiential learning activities on the island of Oahu. A partial list of sites to be visited includes: 

  • Polynesian Culture Center
  • Honolulu Chinatown
  • Pearl Harbor, (w/overnight on USS Missouri Battleship)
  • Iolani Palace and Missionary Houses at Kawaiaho Church
  • Hawaii Port Authority
  • Atlantis Submarine Tour
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Program Dates:
Maymester Study Abroad: May 7, 2017 to May 28, 2017

Interest Meeting:


Students enroll in the following courses:

ECO 2015: Economic Geography of Hawaii (also counts as Social Science Gen Ed; Global Studies; Experiential Learning Credit) (3 hours)

HUM 2015: Cultural Pluralism (also counts as Humanities General Education, Global Studies; Experiential Learning credit) (3 hours)

Students may also choose the following online courses: Third Year Writing, Religion Jr. Cornerstone and/or International Business. Students are required to take at least one course from a faculty program leader and will not be allowed to take only online courses while on this program.

  • Open to qualified Belmont students
  • Students can be from any discipline
  • Undergraduate students need GPA of 2.5 or above
Costs: Program Fee + Tuition

1)     Program Fee: $5,500 

Covers round trip airfare from Nashville to Honolulu, room and board on the campus of UH (3 meals M - F, 2 meals a day Sat. and Sun.), travel to class-related field excursions for experiential learning activities on the island of Oahu, student insurance.

2)     Belmont Tuition: Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 1/3 the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.


Undergraduate: Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn six hours of Belmont University credit.


Room and Board on the campus of UH (3 meals M-F, 2 meals each day Sat/Sun)

Application Deadlines:

February 1, 2017

Faculty Contacts:
Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn  or  Dr. Howard Cochran