Intensive English Program

Customized International Programs

Since 1997, the Office of Continuing Education & Training (OCET) has been serving international students by providing quality English language and cultural experiences in a safe, friendly environment.

Customized program samples

  • Language and Hawaiʻian Culture
  • Intensive Business English
  • TOEFL Intensive
  • Intensive English for the Hospitality Industry
  • School Excursion Abroad
  • Intensive English Program for individuals & groups

Program: Each program can be designed to meet the needs and interests of your group. Daily meals, ground transportation & accommodations can be arranged upon request.

Tuition: Course tuition is determined by customized program needs, size of group and length of program. Options can include course curriculum, class materials, afternoon and weekend activities, entrance fees, a welcome meal and a farewell banquet and Certificates of Participation.

Please click here to see the Program Planning Checklist. Contact us for more information.

Sample schedule #1: Super Science High School Group

Day 1
Time                    Activity

12:40Arrive in Hilo
13:30Refreshments at Hawaiʻi Community College
13:30-14:30Brief Orientation/Overview of visit/Lunch
15:30-17:30Observe vegetation – Saddle Road
Drop off at hotel

Day 2
Time                    Activity

7:30Pick up at hotel
8:00-9:30Tide pool Observation at Onekahakaha Tide Pool
9:30-10:00Change clothes
10:15-11:15English Class (1 hour) at Onekahakaha Park
11:30-12:30Lunch at Onekahakaha Park
13:00-14:00UHH Aqua Farm Tour
14:45-16:00Tsunami Museum
Drop off at hotel.

Day 3
Time                      Activity

7:30Pick up at hotel
8:00-10:00English Class (2 hours)
10:30-11:00Hilo Farmer’s Market
11:00-11:45Lunch
12:00-14:30Mokupapapa Discovery Center
15:00-16:00Hawaiʻi Community College Greenhouse
Drop off at hotel.

Day 4
Time                      Activity

7:30Pick up at hotel
8:00-10:00English Class (2 hours)
10:15Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Visitors Center
Explore steam vents
Jaggar Museum
Thurston Lava Tube
Lunch
Drop off at hotel.

Day 5
Time                       Activity

9:30Pick up from hotel
10:00-11:30Subaru Telescope Base Facility Visit
11:30-12:15Lunch at Sky Garden Restaurant
12:30-14:30Imiloa Astronomy Center (13:00 Planetarium show)
14:45-15:45USDA Agriculture Research Facility
16:00-17:30Hilo High School – Exchange Activity Robotics Club
18:00-19:30Aloha Dinner at Hawaiʻi Community College
Drop off at hotel.

#2: University Group International Communication Department

Day 1
Time                      Activity

15:29Hawaiʻian Airlines Flight
16:15 – 17:15Shopping at KTA Super Stores
17:30 – 18:30Orientation – Lounge/Introductions/Review schedule

Day 2
Time                      Activity

9:00Pick-up from hotel
9:30 – 11:30Tour Lyman House Museum
11:45 – 13:30Mooheau Park grandstand
13:45 – 14:45Pacific Tsunami Museum
15:00 – 16:00Presentation by Hawaiʻi Visitors and Convention Bureau
Transport to hotel

Day 3
Time                       Activity

9:00Pick-up from hotel
9:15 – 11:15Hilo Farmers Market.
11:15 – 12:45Lunch
13:00 – 15:00Hawaiʻi Japanese Center
Transport to hotel

Day 4
Time                       Activity

9:00Pick-up from hotel
9:15 – 9:45Free time at Kamehameha I statue.
10:00 – 10:30Free time at Rainbow Falls
10:45 – 16:45Free time at Prince Kuhio Plaza Shopping Mall, Lunch
Transport to hotel

Day 5
Time                         Activity

9:00Pick-up from hotel
9:30 – 10:30Presentation by supermarket Vice President
10:45 – 11:15Discussion
11:15 – 13:00Lunch
13:00 – 14:30Hawaiian ukulele lesson
Transport to hotel.

Day 6
Time                         Activity

9:45Pick-up from hotel
10:00 – 11:00Observe HawCC Early Childhood Education
11:00 – 11:30Discussion
11:30 – 12:45Lunch
13:00 – 14:00Waiākea High School classes.
14:00 – 15:15Tour Waiākea High School campus.
Transport to hotel

Day 7
Time                         Activity

8:45Meet in lobby and walk to Hilo Hawaiʻian Hotel
9:00 – 10:00Presentation by Sales Manager, Hilo Hawaiʻian Hotel
10:15 – 11:30Presentation by Hotel owner
11:45 – 13:30Lunch and discussion
13:45 – 14:45Presentation by local business owners
15:00 – 16:00Mokupapapa Discovery Center
16:30 – 18:30Lecture by UH Hilo professor
Transport to hotel

Day 8
Time                         Activity

9:00Group check out hotel
9:30 – 11:30Tour UH Hilo Geology department with Professor
12:20 – 13:40Lunch
14:45 – 15:15Puna Lava Flow Site
16:00 – 16:15Check in
16:15 – 17:15Practice ukulele song and plan Aloha Graduation Dinner presentation
17:15 – 18:15Buffet Dinner at Crater Rim Café
18:15 – 19:45Night Hike to Halema`uma`u Crater.

Day 9
Time                         Activity

9:00 – 10:30Guided Crater Rim hike
12:00 – 15:30Bus tour of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
16:30 – 17:30Practice ukulele song and plan Aloha Graduation Dinner presentation
17:45 – 19:15Aloha Graduation Dinner at Cafeteria.
Transport to Hilo Airport.