Spring Break in Hawai'i


Ancient Hawaiians developed a very intimate relationship with their natural setting, characterized by a deep love, respect and knowledge of the environment. Explore how Hawaii’s remote location, tropical climate, and diverse climactic zones create a unique setting unduplicated elsewhere. Hear the history and legends of the islands while engaging in service projects that benefit the environment and preservation of our unique culture. 

The ASB Hawai'i program provides students from the University of Arizona with an intimate cross-cultural immersion experience on the island of O'ahu. Participants will engage with Native Hawaiian history, culture, and the struggle for sovereignty through service learning, community/cultural engagement, dialogue, and reflection.


  • Base Education Program

    • Dates: March 6 - 11, 2023

    • Cost: Approximately $1,700 (airfare not included)

  • Both include:

    • Hotel

    • Breakfast + Lunch

    • Excursions + Transportation


  • Base Program

    • Service Learning Projects

    • Community & Cultural Engagement

    • Native Hawaiian History & Struggle of Sovereignty 

  • Veterans Education Extension

    • Includes the Base Cross-Cultural Immersion

    • Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona Memorial & Honouliuli National Historic Site, & University of Hawai'i VETS Center Visit


  • Kapi’olani Orientation

  • Bishop Museum Park-Guided Visit

  • Kūkaniloko Birthstones State Monument

  • Kumu Kahuiao Cultural Protocol

  • Loko Ea Fishpond Service Project

  • Haleʻiwa Self-Guided Exploration

  • Local Backyard Pāʻina (Party)

  • University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Exploration

  • Ka Papa Loʻi o Kānewai Learning & Service Project

  • NHIH Graduate Student Panel Discussion

  • Kapu Kai (Cleansing Ceremony)

  • Kaʻala Farm


Applications for Spring 2023 are closed