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Hawaii Gap - 25 days 5

Hawaii Gap Program for College Students

As breathtaking as Hawaii’s paradise might be, it faces its own environmental and economic challenges. On this Gap college program in Hawaii, students have the opportunity to make a difference by working with local organizations that focus on conservation and environmental stewardship. Together with researchers at the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute, learn about endangered sea turtles and assist with habitat restoration projects. You’ll also learn about Hawaiian culture and gain an appreciation of the Hawaiian people and their way of life. This Hawaii Gap program uses a service-learning framework tailored for high school graduates, where our staff provides guidance and reflection on the impact of the work we do and promotes the value of empathy and cultural sensitivity. This includes developing your Capstone Project; a final presentation which demonstrates your understanding of one or more aspects of the educational components of the program. Students will have the option to complete a PADI SCUBA diver certification course or learn how to surf. Beautiful weather, beaches, and scenery, along with some radical surfing, snorkeling, and kayaking are just some of the huge perks of participating in this Gap college program.

This Gap program is for high school graduates and college students between the ages of 17-20.

About This Program

  • What It's Like

    The perfect balance of meaningful service projects, cultural immersion and unforgettable adventures.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Upon successful completion of your program you will receive a certificate of completion outlining the various components including 60 service hours.

  • Service Projects

    Specific projects are confirmed in January and are similar to those described.

  • Capstone Project

    Develop your individual Capstone Project.

  • Accommodations


  • Meals

    Includes breakfast and dinner daily.

  • Activities

    Includes all recreation & activities listed.

  • Transportation

    Travel in passenger vans driven by our staff.

  • Group Size

    9 to 18 participants.

Service Projects


Hawaii Gap - 25 days 5

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