What is Project Paradise?
Project Paradise is a series of programs in Hawaii offered to Junior High School, High School, and College students from Japan. The number of participants from Japan could range from 6 to over 300. The main goal of Project Paradise is to allow Japanese students to interact with local college students in Hawaii to become more open minded and globally aware of their surroundings and to essentially become global leaders.
Students make their own lei and learn the significance of lei giving in Hawaii.
Islanders' cultural presentation where students realize the diversity of Hawaii.
Students explore the UH Manoa campus using a scavenger hunt map and interactive mobile app while completing missions and earning points.
GameShow in Paradise
Each student group competes to win the most points in this fun trivial game about the students' learnings during the program.
Theme Topic Discussion
Islanders facilitate group discussions with their students. Students must think critically and collaboratively as to how they could impact the world.
Student groups must prepare and present a presentation using props to share what they have learned and exchange ideas of how they could make a difference in the world.
1 Full Day Program
University of Hawaii at Manoa
8:45 a.m. - LbE Hawaii staff escort students to room
9:00 a.m. - Program Orientation & Islander Introduction
9:15 a.m. - Lei Making
9:45 a.m. - Hale Aloha
10:30 a.m. - Cultural Seminar
10:45 a.m. - Breakout Groups
GameShow in Paradise
Group Presentation Brainstorming
Exploration UH Manoa
12:00 p.m. - Food Culture (bento)
12:45 p.m. - Breakout Groups
2:00 p.m. - Group Presentation Preparation
3:00 p.m. - Group Presentation
4:00 p.m. - Questionnaire / Closing
4:20 p.m. - Awards Ceremony
4:30 p.m. - End
5 Day Program
Lunch & Ice Breakers @ Kapiolani Park
Full Day program at UH Manoa
Japanese Cultural Center
Introduction to Final Presentation
Ala Moana Center
Guest Lecturer - Leadership
Final Presentation Preparation
Pacific Aviation Museum / The Decision Center
Dinner Party in Waikiki