The ELS Center Honolulu in Honolulu, HI - ELS 
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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Honolulu | Hawai'i Pacific University

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About This Center


ELS Honolulu is located on the campus of Hawai’i Pacific University in the tropical paradise of Honolulu, Hawaii. With clear water, clean air, and comfortable temperatures, the city is an ideal location to learn, study, and go on adventures like kayaking, hiking an extinct volcano, or visiting other Hawaiian Islands on weekends.

Special Feature: University Early Admission Program

Get a head start on your degree from Hawaii Pacific University through the University Early Admission Program. This program allows you to blend on-campus learning and university coursework by giving you the opportunity to earn university credit before you have finished learning English. If you have completed ELS English for Academic Purposes Level 109 or have a TOEFL iBT® score of at least 61*, the program could help you complete your degree a full semester sooner!

*Those who do not meet the English proficiency requirements will be enrolled in a prerequisite program of full-time (non-credit bearing) English courses.

PLEASE NOTE: ELS Honolulu will no longer accept applications after 15th November 2019 invite you to explore our many ELS Centers and programs to find the right destination and program for you.

1188 Fort Street, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Great Things to See and Do

  • Waikiki Beach: This famous beach features honey-colored sand and high waves for surfing.
  • Diamond Head: Diamond Head’s ridgeline is home to the island’s most scenic hiking trails.
  • Manoa Falls: This 45-meter vertical drop waterfall in Honolulu is accessible only by hiking on an off-road path.

Honolulu | Hawai'i Pacific University

(808) 543-8075

  • Partner University
    • Hawai'i Pacific University
  • Housing Options
    • Student Residence (Off Campus)
    • Homestay
  • Center Facilities
    • The ELS offices and classrooms are located in a historic building (The Model Progess Building) of Hawaii Pacific University
    • The downtown university facilities are located within walking distance to the historic sights of Aloha Tower Marketplace, the Kamehameha Statue, the State Capitol, Arts District, and Chinatown
    • The ELS classrooms are "technology" ready classrooms.
    • The ELS Center is located in the heart of downtown Honolulu
  • City Environment
  • Downtown

Housing Options

Student Residence (Off Campus)

The Kalo Terrace is situated in central Honolulu and a 10 minute bicycle ride to Waikiki Beach.
The student residence consists of "apartment-style" units with bedrooms including a furnished kitchen, shared bathrooms, living room, all utilities, and free Wi-Fi access.
A coin operated laundry is located on the property as well as a pool and outdoor lounge area.
The Kalo Terrace is walking distance to many cafes, grocery stores and restaurants. There is a public stop near by and direct buses to ELS Honolulu that take 15-20 minutes.
These self-contained furnished apartments are a great way to interact with other students.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1100, $1500
  • Occupancy
  • Double, Single
  • Meal Credits
  • No meals included. Restaurants, fast food eateries, markets, sundry stories, banks and a post office are all within walking distance.


ELS/Honolulu Host Families are located within a 35-50 minute commute via public bus. Most families are located in the residential neighborhoods of Hawaii Kai or Kaneohe/Kailua. All families are experienced in hosting international students and look forward to welcoming students into their home.

  • Cost per Session
  • $1100
  • Occupancy
  • Single
  • Meal Credits
  • 14 meals per week. ELS/Honolulu Host Families provide breakfast and dinner daily

Student Residence (Off Campus)

The Nu'uanu YMCA is situated just a 5 minute walk to the ELS center. This dormitory provides single rooms to students with communal bathrooms. Each room in this basic dormitory includes linen, refrigerator, A/C , hardwood floors and wifi access. While there are no kitchen facilities on site nor is there a meal plan, the YMCA provides a microwave in the lobby as well as many cafes, restaurants and supermarkets all within walking distance to the YMCA. There are also coin operated laundry machines on site. All residents who stay at the YMCA also have full access free of charge to the YMCA facilities including pool, weight room and fitness classes.

  • Cost per Session
  • $876
  • Occupancy
  • Single - Males only
  • Meal Credits
  • No meals included. There is an on-site cafe and many restaurants in the area. Supermarket is only 5 minutes away by foot.

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