Year Abroad at Punahou

Wo International Center at Punahou School offers a Year Abroad at Punahou for international students entering their 10th or 11th year of schooling.

A limited number of exceptional students will be admitted based on their academic and personal achievement and promise. Students will attend classes at Punahou School’s remarkable 76-acre campus in central Honolulu for one academic year, beginning in August and ending in May.

Students in the program need to be confident, self-assured and comfortable living abroad. Students will stay with a host family throughout their time at Punahou.

Global Scholar Qualifications

  • Passport-holder from a country other than the United States (may be dual passport holder).
  • Fluent in English and at least one other language.
  • Entering grade 10 or 11 in the 2020 – 2021 school year.
  • Meet the admission criteria for Punahou.

To Apply

  • Applications are being accepted at this time.
  • Please contact Chai Reddy at to inquire on the application process. 
  • Note that an in-person or video interview is required.


  • 2020 - 2021 Tuition (Punahou's tuition for 2019 - 2020 is $26,000)
  • $7,400 for lodging and student activity fees


Chai Reddy
Director of Wo International Center