Hawaii Field School - 2017

Hawaii Field School

Program Overview

The purpose of this field school is to provide Vancouver Island University Faculty of Management students with an opportunity for experiential learning focused on an examination the interaction between a destination’s culture, resort industry & its tourism industry.

Study will focus upon exploration of related destination issues and the social-cultural focus of a destination’s culture. This field school allows for a deep exploration of these and related issues.  There are three broad themes that provide the foundation to this field school:

  • History and cultural heritage of the islands;
  • Tourism industry infrastructure in terms of a tourist destination;
  • Some of the workings of the resort industry.


May 1 - 22, 2017 (These dates are currently tentative & subject to change)


Field School Fee: $2,595.00
 This fee does not include tuition, airfare, incidentals, or medical insurance.  Additional fees will apply for some activities. 

Application Process & Deadlines


1. Complete the Statement of Interest Form to Faculty of Management

Download the Statement of Interest Form:

Email completed form to: Kelly.April@viu.ca

Note: The fillable pdf works best to download in Mozilla/Firefox.  You may wish to download a free version of Adobe: https://get.adobe.com/reader/Please copy/download/save the 'Statement of Interest' to your computer, fill it out, and save it again before emailing).

December 5, 2016

2. Pay the Non-Refundable Deposit (once acceptance is received from Field School Leader)


Once accepted, you will receive an email to pay your  non-refundable deposit, in order to confirm your seat in the field school. 

Payments can be made via your VIU Student Record.  You can find payment confirmation & receipts in the fees sections of your record.

Note: VIU does not accept credit card payments for field schools.

December 12, 2016

 3. Complete the Education Abroad Online Form

Complete the Education Abroad Form: Education Abroad Application Form

December 12, 2016

4. Submit Travel Documents

a) Education Abroad Waiver & Cancellation Forms
Complete & submit the following forms:
Liability Waiver (Submit hard copy to B255)
Refund Cancellation Policy 

b) Passport Copy
Passport must be valid until 6 months after your return date. If your passport is "in process" please indicate that with your application

c) Flight Itinerary

d) Travel Medical Insurance Documents
Must include company name, participant name, policy number, certificate number and emergency phone number.

Note: Digital copies may be sent by email to educationabroad@viu.ca, unless otherwise noted.

March 20, 2017

6 Weeks Prior to Departure