World Scholars Academy Vista


JOIN OUR ELITE summer courses taught by world-leading professional scholars and accompanied by exceptional peers from around the world

LEARN advanced study skills and develop deep conceptual understanding of your subject from the world’s most accomplished educators

EXPAND horizons and build aspirations while cultivating genuine academic and social confidence in the most transformative learning experience of your life

"The mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting."


  • All courses are taught by world-elite instructors from top universities, hand-selected for their intellectual leadership and ability to transmit high-level insights to their students. On our academic courses you'll work both one-on-one with your instructor and in a select group of other academically-ambitious peers from around the world.

  • Our programs introduce students to what it is like to pursue advanced study in their chosen discipline, while providing the correct foundations to attain the highest levels of academic and professional success.

  • Students can choose between either our live online courses or residential programs based on our campus in Hawaii, USA.


"Summer camp may be of more value educationally than a whole year of formal school work."

Charles William Eliot, 21   president of Harvard University





World Scholars Academy Hawaii takes place in Asia Pacific International School (APIS) located on the North Shore of the island of O'ahu, Hawaii. While Hawaii is one of the most exciting and inspirational locations on earth, it is also exceptionally culturally diverse - a global crossroads where East meets West. Summer temperatures are also relatively mild, with daily highs around 84°F (29°C), consistent ocean breezes, and only moderate humidity. 


Our APIS campus is a fully accredited independent school with a sister location in Seoul, Korea. The campus adjoins the Ko'olau mountain range and features:

  • 97-acres of hiking, waterfalls, and Pacific Ocean views

  • Five-minute walk to the beach

  • Basketball court

  • Volleyball court

  • Soccer field

  • Gated and supervised 25-meter swimming pool

  • On-site vegetable and animal farm

  • 400+ tropical trees and flowers

  • Gated campus in a rural community with 24/7 security



Enjoy scheduled daily activities and adventures around the island with fellow World Scholars including:

  • Surfing lessons

  • Coral reef snorkeling

  • Beach games

  • Rainforest hiking

  • Waterfall swimming

  • Bonfire with s’mores

  • Movie nights

  • Pool party

  • Ukulele lessons

  • Hawaiian lu'au and show

  • Day trips to Waikiki, Kailua, Haleiwa

  • And more!

Daily Schedule Example


7:45-8:15 Breakfast

8:30-12:30 Academic program

12:30-13:15 Lunch

13:30-17:00 Excursion

17:00-18:00 Free time

18:00-18:45 Dinner

18:45-20:15 Evening activity

20:15-21:15 Free time

21:15-21:45 Check-in with parents

21:45 Lights out



All dormitory rooms feature:

  • Air conditioning

  • Single-sex dormitory buildings

  • Fully furnished rooms with new beds, desks, chairs, and closets

  • Bed linens provided

  • Complimentary clothes washing and drying facilities

  • Access to secure safes for storing valuables

  • Use of APIS facilities including library, computers, gym, supervised pool, and games room

  • Three global, nutritious meals per day with vegetarian options

  • Gated campus in rural community with 24/7 security

Student Support

At World Scholars Academy the safety of our students is our core concern. Our courses are run in safe and secure environments and feature 24/7 professional supervision.

We’re aware that for many of our students this summer will be the first time they will be away from home, and we want to make sure they feel comfortable and prepared.

In the run-up to the summer we offer all our students and parents a phone call in which we will touch base, learn more about your needs and goals on the program, and answer any of your remaining questions. Furthermore, you can have any course-related question answered directly by your instructor. Please also feel free to contact our friendly admissions team at any time. We are here to help!

Coronavirus Notice

We are pleased to confirm that World Scholars Academy Hawaii is open for business summer 2022. We continue to accept all bookings and our online and residential summer programs are scheduled to proceed as planned. With international coronavirus policy constantly changing, we understand the importance of booking flexibility. 

Book with Confidence Summer 2022


  • Money-back Guarantee - Full refund for all course cancellations made prior to March 31st 2022.

  • Flexible Deferrals - Online courses are eligible at any time for free deferment to a later 2022 session (depending on availability) or 2023. Residential course cancellations made prior to April 30th 2022 are eligible for free deferment to 2023.

  • Course Cancellation Guarantee - In the event that a scheduled course must be cancelled, a full refund will be issued immediately.


You can learn more about our policies on our FAQs page.