Hawaiian English Adventures
20 or 25 lessons / week

All Levels



Non F-1

F-1 Visa

Nationality Mix

Surfing / SUP / Hula / Ukulele

We offer exciting English and Hawaiian cultural learning opportunites for our students.

Students enjoy popular sports and activities in the afternoon after the morning STEP or IEP English programs. You can choose from one of the Hawaiian English Adventure Packages below.

2 Hula Lessons / week + English Lessons

This world-famous dance is the heartbeat of Hawaiian culture and history. The stories of ancient Hawaii are preserved in the beautiful dance steps of hula.

Each Hula lesson is one hour, and given at the school by our friendly Hula instructor.

2 Surfing Lessons / week + English Lessons

Surfing was the sport of kings in ancient Hawaii. Olympic swimming champion and Native Hawaiian, Duke Kahanamoku, is known as the Father of Surfing because he popularized surfing in the 1920s. Join our surfing activities and learn to do the Sport of Kings.

IIE Hawaii offers group and private surf lessons through Ohana Surf Project, a reputable surf company located just a short walk from the school. Surfboards are included.

2 SUP Lessons / week + English Lessons

Each Stand Up Paddle lesson is about two hours including pick-up and drop-off time at the school (about 1 and half hours in the water).

IIE Hawaii offers group and private SUP lessons through Ohana Surf Project, a reputable company located just a short walk from the school. Boards are included.

2 Ukulele Lessons / week + English Lessons

The ukulele is a well-loved and well-known instrument of Hawaii. It can be heard in almost all Hawaiian music, and is an important part of the traditional hula dance.

Each ukulele lesson is one hour, and given at the school by our friendly Ukulele instructor.

General Information

From 16
All Levels
20 or 25 Lessons / Week
STEP Not required
IEP Required
STEP Tue - Fri
IEP Mon - Fri
IIE Nationality Mix:



Session 1
Session 2

Tuesday to Friday

Listening & Speaking
(includes Grammar)
Reading & Writing
  • Hawaiian Activity: 2 lessons a week in the afternoon

More Program Details

General English20 Lessons / Week

Elective AdventureHula / Surf / SUP / Ukulele

IEP consists of General English Program and Monday Electives (5 Lessons / Week).

This class focuses on speaking in real-world situations, but also includes listening, vocabulary, reading, writing and grammar. Each week there is a different topic that relates to real life scenarios you encounter while using English in every day life.
There are role-plays, debates and discussions about current topics and current events, travel and survival English, English for work, slang and idioms, conversational English and much more. These skills will help you to speak English better in every aspect of your life.

Students in the 25 and 35 lessons programs take Elective classes each Monday, 9am-1pm. Elective classes are specialized courses that full-time students take in addition to their General English classes. They allow students to focus more intensely on some of the skills covered briefly (or not covered) in the Tuesday-Friday classes. Based on highest demand by students, skills and topics covered in Elective classes include:

  • academic English
  • grammar
  • speaking
  • debating
  • pronunciation
  • writing
  • current events
  • Hawaiian and US culture
  • idioms and intonation
  • vocabulary through pop music
  • English through TV
  • business English

Included in the Program

School Social Barbecue

At least once a month, we have a very popular big school barbecue nearby at Fort Derussy Park. This is a great chance to meet other students, practice English and enjoy lots of delicious food. Students can also participate in fun outdoor sports and social activities.

Daily Activities

We plan a full calendar of exciting and unique daily activities so that you can enjoy the beauty of Hawaii while practing English. They include free weekly sunset beach yoga and free weekly hula, surfing, hiking, beach trips, picnics, catamaran cruises, more!

Tuition & Fees 2024


Registration Fee
Materials & Tech Fee$20
per week
Express Mail Fee$125 (optional)


■ Surfing or SUP (Stand Up Paddle)
  • Two 2 hour group lessons /wk
 STEP 20 lessons /weekIEP 25 lessons /week
1 week$615N/A
2 weeks$1,200N/A
3 weeks$1,760N/A
4 weeks$2,245$2,480
■ Hula or Ukulele
  • Two 1 hr group lessons /wk
 STEP 20 lessons /weekIEP 25 lessons /week
1 week$545N/A
2 weeks$1,060N/A
3 weeks$1,550N/A
4 weeks$1,965$2,200

Other Recommendations

Short Term English Program (STEP)
20 lessons / week

The main General English program for students on a visa waiver, tourist visa or a visa other than F-1 student visa. All levels are held in the morning Tuesday though Friday.

All Levels



Non F-1

F-1 Visa

Nationality Mix

Intensive English Program (IEP)
25 lessons / week

A popular program designed for students on an F-1 Student Visa. All levels are held in the morning Monday-Friday. We recommend students study three months or more. This program is also offered in an Academic Year schedule with session breaks.

All Levels



Non F-1

F-1 Visa

Nationality Mix