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THIS PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED.
CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC DIMENSIONS OF THE ASIA PACIFIC REGION
Students will be issued IDs from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, College of Pacific and Asian Studies and have classroom, library, computer lab, and Wi-Fi network access privileges, room and board on the campus of UH (3 meals Monday – Friday; 2 Saturday and Sunday), round trip airfare from Nashville to Honolulu. There will also be travel to class-related field excursions for experiential learning activities on the island of Oahu. A partial list of sites to be visited includes Polynesian Culture Center, Honolulu Chinatown, Pearl Harbor, Iolani Palace and Missionary Houses at Kawaiaho Church; Heiau ho’ola/Pali Heiau/Guanyin Temple/Soto Zen Temple/Shinto Shrine/ Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of Temples; Japanese Culture Center, Aloha Aina Hawaiian Nationalist Headquarters, Hawaii Port Authority, and Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Students will be able to satisfy their Interdisciplinary Learning Community (ILC) Signature BELL Core requirement while earning three hours to apply to BELL Core Social Science Foundation Gen Ed requirements and three hours to apply to Humanities Foundation
- Polynesian Culture Center
- Honolulu Chinatown
- Pearl Harbor
- Iolani Palace and Missionary Houses at Kawaiaho Church
- Heiau ho’ola/Pali Heiau/Guanyin Temple/Soto Zen Temple/Shinto Shrine/ Byodo-In Temple in the Valley of Temples
- Japanese Culture Center
- Aloha Aina Hawaiian Nationalist Headquarters
- Hawaii Port Authority
- Marine Corps Base Hawaii
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in Hawaii. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
- ECO 2950: Economic Geography of Hawaii: (Satisfies ILC BELL Core Foundation requirement and also counts as BELL Core Foundation Social Science Gen Ed.) (3 credit hours)
- HUM 2950: Cultural Pluralism of Hawaii: (Satisfies ILC BELL Core Foundation requirements and also counts as BELL Core Foundation Humanities Gen Ed.) (3 credit hours)
** If you choose the ILC option, you must register for the ILC sections of BOTH courses above.
** Either of the above may be taken separately for Social Science or Humanities BELL Core Foundations Gen Ed credit
- ASN 2950: Asian Cultural Interactions (Satisfies BELL Core Foundations Soc Sci Gen Ed)
- ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (ENG 3010; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
- HUM 2950: Asian Cultures of Hawaii (satisfies Bell Core Foundations HUM Gen Ed)
- REL 3950: Religion Jr. Cornerstone (satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
- INB 3950: International Business (INB 3300; satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business)
1. Program Fee: $6,250: This fee will include round-trip airfare from Nashville, housing (including Wi-Fi), meals, and excursions.
Costs not covered by the program fee include: Course texts/supplies, personal expenses.
2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Maymester tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.
Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Maymester Programs: February 1
- Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
- You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
- After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.