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English school in Honolulu: Intercultural Communications College (ICC)

From 644.- EUR
685.- USD
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Key points

  • Experience Hawaii's incredible nature surrounded by beaches and waterfalls
  • Enjoy a fantastic location near Ala Moana Beach, Waikiki and the city centre
  • School boasts exceptional quality and experienced teachers

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Exams
Cambridge (B2 First, C1 Advanced)
School size
M
Accommodations
Host family, Student house, Studio apartment
Disabled access
Disabled access at school
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
25 years
Nationality mix
Japan, Switzerland, South Korea, etc..
ratings
246 authentic opinions

Occupying the 10th floor of a beautiful modern building, our partner school is just a 15-minute walk from Hawaii's famous beaches! Stroll to Waikiki or use the bus stop right outside the school to visit the city. The language school features 17 classrooms, a computer lab, free Wi-Fi and a student lounge with free coffee and tea, a fridge, microwave and tables where you can have lunch. After class, you'll love the many shops, bars and restaurants right on your doorstep. You can also visit Magic Island, a beautiful man-made beach park where you can work out or pack a picnic to spend the day sun-tanning and swimming!

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  • Use of study centre
  • Learning progress monitoring
  • Diploma or Certificate

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 12 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 651.- EUR
(685.- USD)
Lessons
16 of 55 minutes
Course duration
1 - 12 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-10:30 (2x/week) and 08:30-12:30 (3x/week) / Beginners-Intermediate : 13:00-15:00 (2x/week) and 13:00-17:00 (3x/week)

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
1
685 USD
1430 USD
- USD
2
1050 USD
2205 USD
- USD
3
1350 USD
2915 USD
- USD
4
1610 USD
3325 USD
3050 USD
6
2160 USD
4565 USD
4150 USD
8
2710 USD
5805 USD
5250 USD
12
3810 USD
7745 USD
7450 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
21.01 / 18.02 / 26.03 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 11.06 / 04.07 / 16.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
21.12.2019 - 01.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 4 - 48 week(s)
4 week(s) - From 1720.- EUR
(1810.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
4 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30 / Beginners-Intermediate : 13:00-17:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
4
1810 USD
3525 USD
3250 USD
6
2490 USD
4895 USD
4480 USD
8
3150 USD
6245 USD
5690 USD
12
4050 USD
7985 USD
7690 USD
16
5020 USD
10155 USD
9760 USD
24
6915 USD
14450 USD
13855 USD
Extra week (24+)
265 USD
565 USD
540 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
21.01 / 18.02 / 26.03 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 11.06 / 04.07 / 16.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
21.12.2019 - 01.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (B2 First), 20 lessons/week

Intermediate to Upper intermediate, 8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From 2993.- EUR
(3150.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
8
3150 USD
6245 USD
5690 USD
11
4230 USD
8360 USD
7595 USD
12
4050 USD
7985 USD
7690 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
17.06.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
25.03.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
02.01 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
21.01 / 18.02 / 26.03 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 11.06 / 04.07 / 16.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
21.12.2019 - 01.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (B2 First) 16 lessons/week

Intermediate to Upper intermediate, 8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From 2575.- EUR
(2710.- USD)
Lessons
16 of 55 minutes
Course duration
8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Intermediate to Upper intermediate
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
8
2710 USD
5805 USD
5250 USD
11
3625 USD
7755 USD
6990 USD
12
3810 USD
7745 USD
7450 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
17.06.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
25.03.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
02.01 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
21.01 / 18.02 / 26.03 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 11.06 / 04.07 / 16.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
21.12.2019 - 01.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 20 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From 2993.- EUR
(3150.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
8
3150 USD
6245 USD
5690 USD
11
4230 USD
8360 USD
7595 USD
12
4050 USD
7985 USD
7690 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
17.06.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
25.03.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
02.01 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
21.01 / 18.02 / 26.03 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 11.06 / 04.07 / 16.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
21.12.2019 - 01.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (C1 Advanced) 16 lessons/week

Upper intermediate to Advanced, 8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
8 week(s) - From 2575.- EUR
(2710.- USD)
Lessons
16 of 55 minutes
Course duration
8 / 11 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Upper intermediate to Advanced
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
8
2710 USD
5805 USD
5250 USD
11
3625 USD
7755 USD
6990 USD
12
3810 USD
7745 USD
7450 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 8 wk
17.06.2019
Starting dates 11 wk
25.03.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
02.01 / 09.09.2019
Bank holidays
21.01 / 18.02 / 26.03 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 11.06 / 04.07 / 16.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
21.12.2019 - 01.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (C2 Proficiency) 20 lessons/week

Advanced to Proficiency, 9 / 12 week(s)
9 week(s) - From 3335.- EUR
(3510.- USD)
Lessons
20 of 55 minutes
Course duration
9 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
9
3510 USD
6950 USD
6325 USD
12
4050 USD
7985 USD
7690 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 9 wk
02.01 / 25.03.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
03.09.2019
Bank holidays
21.01 / 18.02 / 26.03 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 11.06 / 04.07 / 16.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
21.12.2019 - 01.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Cambridge course (C2 Proficiency) 16 lessons/week

Advanced to Proficiency, 9 / 12 week(s)
9 week(s) - From 2864.- EUR
(3015.- USD)
Lessons
16 of 55 minutes
Course duration
9 / 12 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
08:30-12:30

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Student house, double room, no meals
9
3015 USD
6455 USD
5830 USD
12
3810 USD
7745 USD
7450 USD
All prices are in USD.   USD 1 ≈ EUR 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 9 wk
02.01 / 25.03.2019
Starting dates 12 wk
03.09.2019
Bank holidays
21.01 / 18.02 / 26.03 / 19.04 / 27.05 / 11.06 / 04.07 / 16.08 / 02.09 / 14.10 / 11.11 / 28.11 / 29.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 01.01.2019
21.12.2019 - 01.01.2020

Arrival day: Saturday/Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday/Sunday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 80 USD
B2 First Cambridge exam fee 265 USD
C1 Advanced Cambridge exam fee 265 USD
Accommodation (under 18 y.o.) (per week) (on request)
Deposit (to be paid on site) (''English Only'') 25 USD
Administrative fee (Accommodation change, homestay) 100 USD
Administrative fee (Accommodation change, studio) 195 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off (compulsory if homestay booked) 140 USD
Airport pick-up and drop-off 140 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) 85 USD
Airport transfer (on arrival) (included if accommodation booked in Studio Island Colony Suites)

Other accommodation options

Student house, single room, no meals (Aloha Drive)
Studio apartment, double room, no meals (Island Colony Suites)
Studio apartment, single room, no meals (Island Colony Suites)

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.1/5
Overall rating

91% of students recommending this school

Destination
/ 5
School
/ 5
Accommodation
/ 5
Value for money
/ 5
Teaching
/ 5
Leisure
/ 5

246 students gave their opinion about this school

21 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
8 weeks, August – September 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2.8 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3.3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
25 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Paese fantastico, soggiorno indimenticabile. Città non bellissima perché veramente molto commerciale, forse da Honolulu mi aspettavo qualcosa di più. Basta però uscire appena fuori dalla città per trovare paesaggi incredibili Insegnanti e responsabili sempre molto disponibili e simpatici. Atmosfera bellissima e dinamica grazie a cui è stato possibile divertirsi sempre nonostante gli argomenti usati come "scusa" per intavolare discussioni non fossero sempre proprio entusiasmanti... Famiglia molto ospitale e simpatica con cui è stato sempre molto divertente interagire e discutere. Unica pecca la distanza dal centro, causata però unicamente dalla inefficienza dei bus
4 weeks, July – August 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.5 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Do you think you've made progress?
« Penso e spero di avere migliorato il mio livello di inglese avendo avuto la possibilità di parlare giornate intere per la prima volta. Ho senza dubbio imparato tanto sulla cultura del luogo ma anche coreana e giapponese grazie ai compagni di scuola »
School highlights
« L'ambiente divertente, anche nei rapporti con il docente che era sempre disponibile per consigliare percorsi per escursioni anche nelle altre isole. »
Top tips
« Assolutamente visitare più isole possibili in quanto tutte diverse tra loro »
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
3 weeks, June – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (1.7 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui le fait d'être immergée à 100% m'a permis de m'améliorer dans le speaking et listening. »
School highlights
« Classe dynamique et qualité des cours »
29 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Moins d activitées proposées qu'au début de mon séjour en février.
24 weeks, February – July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Leisure (4 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui j ai améliorer ma grammaire et le speaking et le listening »
School highlights
« Disponibilités des professeursrencontre avec les autres élèvesécole "familiale"étudiants de tout âges. »
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Qu’il y ait beaucoup de suisses ne me dérange pas tant qu’il y en a de chaque partie de la Suisse. Cependant, durant la moitié de mon séjour, il n’ y avait presque que des suisse allemands qui parlaient souvent leur langue. De plus, la règle concernant le « only English » avec les 25 dollars n’a pas été appliquée. En effet, dans ma classe de Cambridge, deux suisses allemandes parlaient suisse allemand fréquemment malgré ma demande de ne parler qu’anglais au moins dans l'école. Professeurs super. Nous avons vraiment été bien préparés pour le CAE. Toujours concernant le suisse allemand, j’aurai apprécié un peu plus de sévérité des professeurs / de l’école vis-à-vis de la règle « only English ». Au début, nous étions 4 dans la collocation mais ensuite seulement 2. Une collocation remplie est plus animée et permet de rencontrer différentes personnes. Malheureusement, l'école n’a pas organisé de voyage sur d’autres îles durant mon séjour. N’ayant pas 21 ans et par conséquent ne pouvant pas louer de voiture, une visite avec l’école m'aurait été utile pour découvrir les autres îles d’Hawaii.
17 weeks, February – June 2019
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4.3 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (3.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui. D’abord grâce aux cours suivis. Ensuite, dans les activités que j’ai pu faire à Hawaii. Par exemple, je me suis inscrite dans un crossfit où je m’y rendais 3-4 fois par semaine et où j’ai rencontré des américains avec qui j’ai pu mettre en pratique mon anglais et qui sont maintenant des amis.Je pense que pour apprendre l’anglais courant, les cours normaux sont plus adaptés. Cependant, les cours Cambridge m’ont été très utiles.Suivre d’abord les cours normaux avant les cours Cambridge a été nécessaire pour me mettre dans le bain de l’anglais. »
School highlights
« Le fait que l'école soit petite et que les professeurs connaissent tous les élèves. La bonne humeur au sein de l’école.L’engagement et l’investissement des professeurs : on ressent qu’ils souhaitent vraiment que l’on progresse et/ou font tout pour que l’on passe l’examen. »
Top tips
« Il y a tellement d’activités différentes a faire à Hawaii ! Tout dépend des centres d’intérêts de chacun. »
25 years old - France
/ 5
2 weeks, February – March 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (4.8 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
19 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
4 weeks, March – April 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (5 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Shared apartment)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
30 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
Hawaii ist einfach ein Traum! Leider eine sehr unprofessionelle und schlechts Schule im Vergleich zu den anderen besuchten Sprachschulen.Vor allem der Cambridge Kurs war schlecht organisiert und sage und schreibe 3 Levels (FCE-CAE-CPE) in einer Klasse!! Leider viele Kakerlaken!!Ein wenig altbacken und modrig. Jerry Lee war einfach nur ein fantastischer aktivitäten Manager!!Sehr verantwortungsbewusst und freundlich.Leider hat die Schule so wie ich nach meiner Abreise gehört habe die begleiteten Aktivitäten eingestellt.
12 weeks, December 2018 – March 2019
Value for money (2 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (1.7 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (3.3 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Leisure (5 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
Do you think you've made progress?
« Leider nicht genug wie ich mir in einem Cambridge Kurs gewünscht hätte. »
School highlights
« Leider nur die Aktivitäten welche durch Jerry Lee organisiert wurden.Das Front Desk team war nett aber könnte einen Schritt mehr tun. »
20 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
11 weeks, January – March 2019
Value for money (1 / 5)
Destination (3.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (2 / 5) (Residence)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability
42 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
33 weeks, August 2018 – March 2019
Value for money (3 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
Overall impression of the city
Overall impression of the country
Overall impression of the trip
School (3.5 / 5)
School location
School facilities
Classrooms
Nationality mix
Teaching (4.3 / 5)
Course materials
Relations with the teachers
Classroom atmosphere
Accommodation (4 / 5) (Host family)
Bedroom
Shower / Bathroom
Meals
Leisure (4.7 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
Trips offered by the school
Staff availability

Testimonials

Alison Liaudat
Alison Liaudat
ICC, Honolulu
Duration: 10 weeks

I really like the school because the teachers are very good and there are people from a lot of different nationalities. The curriculum is great because we have a lot of fun learning. It’s not boring and we don’t just read books. We learn by playing games and all the students participate in group assignments. It’s not too strict and the learning environment is exciting and energetic. Hawai is awesome, we can learn in a very nice atmosphere and we can do a lot of activities like surfing, tennis or going to the beach. The school activities program is also really good. The school is very well located, close to shops, bars, restaurants and beaches.

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Mónica Cerdà
Mónica Cerdà
ICC, Honolulu
Duration: 6 weeks

It was one of the most beautiful experiences in my life. I would never have thought I would travel alone abroad, so far away, to Hawaii. I was so scared.

But sometimes in life, unexpected things happen. And a unique opportunity arose. I was given the possibility to discover Honolulu, swim in Waikiki Beach and observe surfers. I visited heavenly beaches such as Lanikai, I danced traditional Hula, I participated in barbecue parties on the beach together with my new friends, I went to big Island, I tasted the wonderful Kona Café and I could try the famous Macadamia nuts coated with chocolate.

I could touch a dolphin at Sea Life Park. Watch beautiful sunsets. It was simply amazing! Lazying on the beach and admiring nature’s splendour is really breathtaking.

I can only say positive things about the school. It was very well located and my teacher Tad taught me not to be scared when speaking English in public. Thanks to her kindness and patience, she immediately made us feel comfortable.

Since I opted for a destination far from Spain, I was the only Spanish student at the school. So I could speak English all the time. My classmates were from Korea, Japan or Switzerland. I loved spending time with them, I learnt a lot about their cultures. I was glad I could meet so many lovely people.

As regards accommodation, I opted for a hotel in Waikiki, the Ohana West, and a single room with kitchenette. This was exactly what I wanted. Since there were other participants staying at the hotel, I could spend unforgettable moments with them. I could taste specialties cooked by my Swiss friends and accompany them to commercial centres.

The only thing I regret is not staying longer.

I recommend this experience to anyone, whether you are 20 or 40. It is never too late to learn!

ALOHA!

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Peter Schweizer
Peter Schweizer
ICC, Honolulu
Duration: 16 weeks

When people hear the word Hawaii, everybody thinks about things like Aloha, Houla dance, beaches, surf, Hawaii toast or bear. The reality is, Hawaii has much more to offer than that: it’s nice and multicultural to start with, but also has numerous beaches and incredible nature. I would have never thought that a language study trip would leave me such an impression. I can say that to date, this has been the best experience in my life. I was hosted, together with other students, by an amazing host family. They took me in as part of their family and I enjoyed the warm atmosphere. For me, ICC became like a continuation of my Hawaiian family. With time, all the students knew each other and teachers always did everything possible to make the learning atmosphere enjoyable. From time to time, we did weekend excursions to other islands. Hawaii has really a lot to offer in terms of activities and it is impossible to get bored. In another life, I would do exactly the same thing, except for the military service that I would do before travelling to Hawaii. That way, I could stay here for as long as I wish. Aloha!

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Host family
Staying with a host family is without a doubt the best way of learning English and immersing yourself in Hawaiian culture. All of the host families are selected with care by our partner school in order to make you feel at home and practise your English daily with total confidence. Living around 45-60 minutes from the school, you'll stay in a single room with half-board provided.

Aloha Drive student house (minimum 4 weeks)
Just a stone’s throw from Waikiki Beach, this is a fantastic option for students wishing to stay in a social environment – plus it’s got space to store your surfboards and bicycles! Stay in a single or double room (with bunk beds or a double bed, for students travelling together) in a 3-bedroom apartment. The common areas you’ll share with your flatmates include a living room, kitchen and two bathrooms. The school is an easy 15-minute bus ride away or 25 minutes on foot. Free Wi-Fi and onsite laundry facilities are also included.

Island Colony Suites studios (minimum 4 weeks)
These comfortable studios are the perfect option if you want some independence during your stay in Hawaii. On the 7th floor of a modern building, you'll be surrounded by options for nightlife, shops and restaurants. The building is located 8 minutes from the beach, and each studio can accommodate 1 to 2 people. The studios are equipped with two king-size beds, a table, chairs, a kitchenette and a bathroom. Every studio has Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a TV. Bed linen and towels are provided.

The world’s most beautiful beaches, perfect waves, palm trees, crystal clear water and the gentle trade winds… a trip to Hawaii is a journey to paradise! Honolulu, or “sheltered harbour” in Hawaiian, hasn’t lost one bit of its charm in spite of being a tourist hotspot. The wonderful Ala Moana Beach, just a stone’s throw from the school, is a local favourite and much quieter than nearby Waikiki. The school organises exciting activities like surfing, beach volleyball and hikes to the inactive volcanoes and massive waterfalls, while the bravest students can even try swimming with sharks or dolphins! Weekends are perfect for exploring the island by bus. Here in Oahu, you’ll find lush valleys and sunny cliffs and coves that will take your breath away… the perfect opportunity to take pictures and make memories!

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