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  • Program Terms: Summer A-Term
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Information:
sociology italy
 Location Honolulu, Hawaii
Summer A 2017
June 11 – July 19 (travel dates June 11-21), 2017
 Estimated    Program Fee $4,650
 Credits 6 UW credits
 Prerequisites N/A
 Program      Directors Holly Barker; Ink Aleaga; Liberty Bracken
 Program Manager Darielle Horsey |
 Application    Deadline Jan. 27, 2017
 Information  Session(s) Contact Program Director for more information.
  General The focus of this program is on indigenous ways of knowing in Oceania, with a focus on the types of knowledge that reside in and with communities. Students will be immersed in a different kind of research environment, one where they learn the value of knowledge production that comes from storytelling, and experiential learning.
Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships

  Visas N/A

Program Description

The goals of the program are to develop student appreciation for diverse ways of knowing (e.g. comparing western ways of knowing and the focus on written text to indigenous research methods). Our program also focuses on developing the research skills of first generation students as well as preparing them for graduate school. In Hawai'i, students can also access conversations about the ways that many Native Hawaiians consider the state to be colonized by the U.S. Similar to French Polynesia, Hawai'i provides opportunities for experiential learning to understand the knowledge contained in dancing, navigating, chanting, carving, fishing, singing, sailing, storytelling, weaving, etc. The program will be based on the island of Oahu.


Honolulu, Hawaii


Their primary housing will be in Kaneohe, Hawaii at Kokokahi. This is a YWCA establishment. They will be in the Hale Nanea lodge which is a renovated lodge with lanai, small kitchen, open-air meeting space, men's and women's restrooms and five dorm style rooms each with 12 single bunk beds.


Pre-Requisites/Language Requirements

The program is designed for undergraduate students interested in Anthropology, American Ethnic Studies, International studies and History.

To increase the diversity of the program students who have been underrepresented in study abroad, particularly low-income students, first-generation students and student who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the program are strongly encouraged to apply. Also, we want to emphasize the importance of respect and leadership, both in the classroom and in the community. Finally, an interest in Oceania is important.

There will be outdoor activities such as hiking and paddling.


6 Credits


ANTH 396 (5 credits)

Special Topics

ANTH 498 (1 credit)

ANTH practicum.

Program Directors & Staff

Holly Barker, Department of Anthropology, Program Director

Ink Aleaga, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Program Co-Director

Liberty Bracken, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Program Co-Director

Program Expenses

Cost: $4,650

Estimated Program Fee of $4,650 (includes airfare and food), the UW Study Abroad Fee ($350), UW Study Abroad Insurance ($62/month), other health expenses/immunizations and personal spending money.

Average Airplane Ticket Price

$1,200 - $1,600* roundtrip

*Subject to when & where you buy your ticket

Payment Schedule

Program fees will be posted to your MyUW student account and can be paid the same way that you pay tuition and other fees. Check your MyUW Account periodically for due dates.

Payment Type Payment Amount Payment Due Date
Non-Refundable Study Abroad Fee $350 July 7, 2017
Program Fee Balance $4,650 July 7, 2017


There are a variety of scholarships available to help fund your study abroad experience. Visit the Global Opportunities page for more information and application deadlines.


To be eligible to study abroad, all program participants must attend an in-person pre-departure orientation facilitated by the Study Abroad office as well as your program-specific orientations, offered by your program director.

You must register for orientation through your online study abroad account in order to attend scheduled orientations. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current orientation schedule.

Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most forms of financial aid can be applied to study abroad. You can verify that your financial aid award will apply to your program costs by contacting the Financial Aid Office. Financial aid or scholarships awarded as tuition waivers or tuition exemptions might not apply so you will need to verify that these funds are eligible for use with study abroad by contacting the funding office.

Financial aid and most scholarships are disbursed according to the UW academic calendar (at the beginning of the quarter). If your program starts before the start of the UW quarter, your financial aid will not be available to you prior to your departure. If your program starts after the first day of the quarter, your financial aid will be disbursed at the start of the program. In either of these cases, you will have to finance any upfront costs such as airfare, health insurance and the start of your time abroad on your own. Please take this into consideration when you are making plans.

Revision Request

In some instances you may qualify for an increase in your financial aid award (typically in loan funds). Check with the Financial Aid Office about your options. To request a revision in your aid, you will need to submit the following paperwork to the Financial Aid Office:

  1. Revision Request Form
  2. Budget of student expenses for your program: The UW Study Abroad Office will upload this budget to your study abroad account after a signed contract has been submitted to the UW Study Abroad Office. You can request an unofficial copy of this budget by emailing

Visit the Finances section of our website to learn more about disbursement, revising your aid package, short-term loans and scholarships.

Application Process

The application includes a Personal Statement, three short answer questions, 0 recommendations. However, students are encouraged in their applications to make strong cases for why they want to join this learning environment. Please, pay particular attention to the program’s interest in engaging first generation students and students who do not have the opportunity to participate in longer study abroad programs since this in only 10 days abroad. Following the on-line application process students may be contacted by the Program Director for an in-person interview. Once an admission decision has been made regarding your application, you will be notified by the study abroad system via email.


UW Study Abroad is not responsible for obtaining visas for study abroad program participants. The cost and requirements for obtaining visas vary. It is your responsibility to determine visa requirements for all countries you plan to visit while abroad including countries that you plan to visit before or after your study abroad program. You can do so by calling the consular offices of those countries or checking the following website:

Note: If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult the embassy or consulate of the countries you will visit to learn their document requirements. You can check the following website to find contact information for the consulate of the country you will be visiting:

For non-U.S. citizens, the procedures that you will need to follow may be different than those for U.S. citizens. It is important to initiate this process as soon as possible in order to assemble documents and allow time for lengthy procedures.

Disability Accommodations

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at


$350 of the total program fee and the $350 UW Study Abroad Fee are non-refundable and non-revocable once a contract has been submitted, even if you withdraw from the program. Students withdrawing from a program are responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. No part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun. The date of withdrawal is considered the date (business day) a withdrawal form is received by the UW Study Abroad Office. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:

1. Provide notice in writing to the Program Director that you will no longer be participating in the program for which you have signed a contract and accepted a slot.

2. Submit a signed withdrawal form to the UW Study Abroad Office, 459 Schmitz Hall.

Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.