Okinawan Festival

2015 Hawaii Okinawa Student Exchange Program


Applications due: December 5, 2014

Click here for more Student Exchange Program Information

Click here for a printable application form to Host Okinawan students

Click here for a printable application form to go to Okinawa

15 energetic high school students from Damien High, Hawaii Baptist Academy, Iolani High, James B. Castle High, Leilehua High, Mililani High, Moanalua High & Waiakea High Schools enjoyed two weeks with their host families and experiencing life in Okinawa high schools.  Mahalo to Tom Yamamoto, HUOA Vice President & Iliahi Elementary School Vice Principal and Stacy Kawamura, Curriculum Coordinator at Pearl City High for escorting our students and being their temporary “mom and dad” while in Okinawa.

2015 will be a special year – we will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hawaii-Okinawa Student Exchange program and will soon be accepting  applications for high school students to host the students when they come for two weeks Feb. 28 – March 14th and for Hawaii studentsto participate in Phase II ----GOING TO OKINAWA!  Interested?  Call HUOA at 676-5400 or email:

"Reflection Essay" By Our Student Participants:
Click on the students name to view their essay.
Chaslyn Gonzaga
Jackie Noborikawa
Jillian Ota
Kim Yamaoto
Nikki Chinen
Reese Asato
Rhiannon Palmere
Stacy Kawamura (Chaperone)