Semester / Year Abroad

Punahou is a member of the School Year Abroad Consortium, which provides high school Juniors a full year living with a European or Asian family while earning U.S. graduation credits and receiving rigorous preparation for U.S. colleges and universities.

Every year, approximately 60 students from across the U.S. study at each of these sites:

  • Beijing, China
  • Rennes, France
  • Viterbo, Italy
  • Zaragoza, Spain

Students must be entering grade 11, applying as sophomores for their junior year abroad.

Applicants for France and Spain must have language background.

More information and applications are available at

Other Opportunities

The Sidwell Friends School China Fieldwork Semester

The Sidwell Friends School China Fieldwork Semester (CFS) is an intensive project-based student research program in Xizhou, Yunnan, for sixteen Juniors or Seniors, American and Chinese, working together in a research “collaboratory” housed in a historic residential facility. This program is available for the spring semester only.

For more information and details about the application process: or contact the Wo International Center.



Wendy Lee
808.943.3254 Tel