The 2-week Asia-Pacific Global Health Summer Institute features four one-week, one-credit classes. Two classes will be taught each week:

  • Start of the Summer Institute: (Optional) Plenary Session, Sunday June 20, 5pm-8pm
  • Week #1, Monday June 21 - Friday June 25:
    • PH797U - Indigenous Health and Disparities, 9am-12pm
    • PH652 - Ecology and Health, 1pm-4pm
  • Week #2, Monday June 28 - Friday July 2:
    • PH792U - Public Health Grant Writing, 9am-12pm
    • PH755 - Emerging Infectious Diseases: Transitions in the Asia-Pacific Region, 1pm-4pm


Honolulu, Hawai‘i International Airport (airport code HNL) can be reached via airline service from most major cities worldwide. Major air carriers include American, United, Hawaiian, Delta, Continental, and Northwest Airlines. And, there are convenient direct flight options from many mainland U.S. cities (e.g., Seattle, WA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Oakland, CA).

For getting around O‘ahu, public transportation is available via The Bus.

Car rentals are plentiful from the Honolulu airport and/or various locations around town:
Travelocity Car Rental Search Engine
Discount Hawaii Car Rental


Housing is available in the UH Manoa dorms, at a daily rate ($16.44 - $22.43 per day). Please see the UH Manoa 2010 Summer Sessions Housing webpage for details and reservations.

Otherwise, Summer Institute participants will need to make arrangements to stay at one of the many nearby hotels. Especially affordable options with convenient public transportation include:
Aqua Hotel and Resorts
Pagoda Hotel
Kaimana Hotel
Condo Rentals

In addition, we have made arrangements with Aqua Hotel and Resort's Waikiki Marina Hotel, for stays between 11 June and 9 July, 2010. The special rates are as follows, plus tax (about 13%):

Studio Partial City View: $75 Single / $80 Double
Studio Partial Ocean View: $85 Single / $90 Double
Studio Deluxe Ocean View : $95 Single / $100 Double

To make a reservation for the Waikiki Marine Hotel:

1. go to www.aquaresorts.com
2. Select the Waikiki Marina
3. Input the dates desired
4. Enter the following code in the PROMOTION CODE field: UHMSI
6. Follow the prompts to complete the reservation

Whether calling or booking on line, a credit card deposit equal to 1 night's room & tax (about 13%) is required to hold the room. This deposit is fully refundable if the room is cancelled prior to 24 hours of the arrival date.

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Saturday, June 26: Sightseeing trip to the Waikiki Aquarium and Waikiki Beaches. Meet at the University Avenue/Metcalf bus stop at 9am. Pics from the trip: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

The Indigenous Health, Ecology and Health, and Emerging Infectious Diseases courses will each have at least one half-day field trip.

If you wish to combine your coursework with additional sightseeing either before or after the Summer Institute session, Hawai‘i has numerous sightseeing and recreational opportunities. Should you wish to explore neighboring islands, inter-island flight service (via Hawaiian, go!, or Mokulele Airlines) is readily available. The following websites can provide you with ideas and information. Or, please feel free to contact us for individualized recommendations – aloha!
Hawai‘i:The Islands Of Aloha
Hawai‘i Travel Tips
Wiki Hawai‘i Travel

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