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

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

Day 2
Time                    Activity

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

Day 3
Time                      Activity

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

Day 4
Time                      Activity

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

Day 5
Time                       Activity

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

#2: University Group International Communication Department

Day 1
Time                      Activity

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

Day 2
Time                      Activity

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

Day 3
Time                       Activity

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

Day 4
Time                       Activity

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

Day 5
Time                         Activity

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

Day 6
Time                         Activity

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

Day 7
Time                         Activity

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

Day 8
Time                         Activity

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

Day 9
Time                         Activity

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