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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. 


Local college students, called Islanders, share their culture and unique heritage stories to the students. It is through these presentations where students realize the cultural diversity of Hawaii, as well as learning about how Japanese culture has influenced Hawaii's culture and values.


Project Paradise offers fun trivial games, ice breakers, recreational activities, and scavenger hunts to keep student motivation levels high and engaged. Project Paradise games always concludes with an awards ceremony where prizes are distributed. 


For multi-day programs, students get to experience site visits in small groups, lead by their Islander leader, to connect what they have learned throughout the program to the physical environment. 


The underlying theme of Project Paradise is "Peace" and "Aloha Spirit," but schools may request for additional themes and topic areas to match the interest or subject area students may be studying. From sustainability to social work to the Airline Industry, Project Paradise can offer a program suitable for any school. 


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Hale Aloha

LbE Hawaii Leaders' cultural presentation where students realize the diversity of Hawaii.

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Cultural Seminar

Compare and contrast between Hawaii and Japan’s similarities and differences.

GameShow in Paradise

Each student group competes to win the most points in this fun trivial game about the students' learnings during the program.

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Exploration UHM

Students explore the UH Manoa campus using a scavenger hunt map and interactive mobile app while completing missions and earning points.

Theme Topic Discussion

Leaders facilitate group discussions with their students. Students must think critically and collaboratively as to how they could impact the world. 

Group Presentation

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.


Leaders escort small groups of students to the diverse exhibits and learn about culture, immigration, and Science.

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Step back in time to the era of Hawaiian immigration and experience the history of immigrants!

Take a Japanese language tour on the Battleship Missouri, which promised to end the war, and enjoy Aircraft Flight VR at the Pacific Aviation Museum.


Think about the marine environment while collecting plastics and other man-made waste.

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Learn about Hawaii's endemic and invasive species and contribute to Hawaii's ecosystem conservation efforts!

Leaders escort students to Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, State Capitol and explain about the cultural and historical significance.

Full Day Program
Sample Schedule
University of Hawaii at Manoa

8:45 a.m. - Arrival. LbE Hawaii staff escort students to room

9:00 a.m. - Program Orientation & LbE Leaders Introduction

9:20 a.m. - English Practice with Leader

9:50 a.m. - Break

10:00 a.m. - Hale Aloha

10:35 a.m. - Cultural Seminar

10:55 a.m. - Break

11:05 a.m. - GameShow in Paradise

11:20 a.m. - Exploration UH Manoa

12:00 p.m. - Food Culture (bento)

13:45 p.m. - Reflection

2:00 p.m. - Topic Discussion / Group Presentation Preparation

3:30 p.m. - Group Presentation

4:00 p.m. - Closing

4:15 p.m. - End

4:30 p.m. - Depart from UH Manoa

Half Day Program
Sample Schedule
University of Hawaii at Manoa

8:45 a.m. - Arrival. LbE Hawaii staff escort students to room

9:00 a.m. - Program Orientation & LbE Leaders Introduction

9:20 a.m. - Hale Aloha

9:45 a.m. - Cultural Seminar

10:00 a.m. - Break

10:10 a.m. - GameShow in Paradise

10:30 a.m. - Exploration UH Manoa

12:30 p.m. - Reflection

12:45 p.m. - Closing

13:00 p.m. - End

15:15 p.m. - Depart from UH Manoa

​最新Project Paradise

2024年4月にハワイ大学で実施したProject Paradiseの引率をしてくださった先生より、嬉しいコメントをいただきました!


今回のプログラムテーマは"Diversity" (多様性)、Learning Objectiveは多様性、違いや共通点を歓迎するハワイの実践を学ぶことを通じてハワイの良い点を挙げることができるようになる、でした。

テーマをカスタマイズしたProject Paradiseのお問い合わせも随時受け付けております。

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「ほとんどみんな日本人」が当たり前の日本に対して、「みんな違って当たり前」がハワイであることを実感し、その違いを否定せず、安心感がもたらすための精神が「Aloha spirit」であると生徒は学ぶことができました。 そして、英語でコミュニケーションする「勇気」も、皆さんが引き出してくれました。本当に感謝です。 日々、英語での活動を行っているのですが、どこか遠慮がちなところがあった今回の生徒たちです。しかし「英語でコミュニケーションしないと!」という環境を提供して頂き、「もっと英語ができるようになりたい!」という意識が高まっていきました。


2024年4月、今年初の看護系Project Paradiseを実施しました。


東海地方にある医療系専門学校の学生様を対象に、" Nursing with Aloha" をテーマとしてハワイの医療や看護に焦点を当てた教育・文化プログラムを実施しました。

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