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The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, conducted by BYU-Hawaii’s Educational Outreach Department, is designed for youth (ages 10-18) from different countries to engage in learning English and experience the American/Hawaiian culture. This exciting program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to improve their English through classroom, social and family settings. The program is offered twice a year during summer (June-August) and winter (January – February). Summer sessions are offered for either 1-3 weeks  at a time and winter sessions are held for 1 week periods only.


2019 Sessions (subject to changes)
Summer 2019 (July 22 - August 8 )

English Instruction Cultural Instruction
  • Native English speaking instructors teach the classes.
  • Approx. 3-4 hours of daily instruction.  
  • Engaging curriculum involving creative language lessons, collaborative learning, team building, hands-on activities, etc.
  • Participate in cultural experiences by learning dances, songs, and craft skills.
  • Enrichment of cultural awareness, traditions and customs.
Living Environment Activities
  • Experience living in the peaceful community of Laie, Hawaii surrounded by the beauty of tropical nature.
  • Room and board in a safe environment with local host families or BYUH campus dormitory.
  • Students are monitored with adult supervision during all activities; providing safety and security for their well being.
  • Participate in indoor and outdoor recreational activities (American sports, team building activities, etc.)
  • Visiting historical locations of Oahu
  • Discover the wonders of Polynesia at the Polynesian Culture Center




For more information contact Educational Outreach
675-3780 / Email: