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Junior or Senior Year or Semester Abroad

To support rigorous academic study abroad, Punahou partners with certain schools to offer a diverse range of semester and yearlong study programs:

School Year Abroad in China, France, Italy or Spain
School Year Abroad provides high school Juniors a full year of living with a European or Asian family while earning high school credits and receiving rigorous preparation for U.S. colleges and universities. Every year, approximately 60 American students study at each site: Beijing, China; Rennes, France; Viterbo, Italy; and Zaragoza, Spain. More information, including applications are available at
School Year Abroad Summer Programs in China, France, Italy and Spain
School Year Abroad Summer programs are open to rising Juniors and Seniors interested in advancing their language comprehension skills and cultural competency. Students live with a host family for four weeks and devote the fifth week to travel around the country. More information, including applications are available at

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until programs are full. Email any questions to:

CET High School and Gap: China
  • Fieldwork Semester
  • SPRING semester only
The CET High School and Gap Program is an intensive project-based student research program in Xizhou, Yunnan. Juniors and Seniors, American and Chinese, work together in a research “collaboratory” housed in a historic residential facility. For more information and details about the application process, please visit or contact Wo International Center.

Coming for the 2023 – 2024 school year.
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