Attend the UCLA Hawai‘i Travel Study program for a critical examination of race, ethnicity, history, gender, sexuality, and U.S. empire in the context of the Hawaiian islands. Hawai‘i is world famous as a “tropical paradise” and also has been heralded as a “racial paradise,” occupying a unique position as a place where “minorities comprise a majority.” During this 5-week program, students can enjoy the sun, sand, and surf while investigating local histories and communities and problematizing issues related to indigeneity, politics, economy, representation, and colonialism. Through field visits, service learning, discussion, and student-led research opportunities, the UCLA Hawai‘i Travel Study program seeks to broaden student understandings of Hawai‘i and the Pacific.
Directed by Professor Roderick Labrador,
Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa. For more program information, please click on the links above and on the left.
Financial aid is available to qualified UCLA students. All other students should inquire about financial aid at their home institution. For more information on financial aid, click here.