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Global Village Hawaii, Honolulu, USA

4.5

Rating: 4.5/5.0

1440 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 1100 - 96814 Honolulu - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Hawaii's only IELTS
  • Free hula lessons each week.
  • Best rated school in Honolulu
  • Top rated social activities (4.5/5.0)
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programmes by a qualified consultant.
  • For chain schools: Same conditions for waiving the inscription fee also apply if the student has booked at another school of the same school chain.

What we dislike about the school

  • Older students should consider that the average age of students at this school is significantly younger than at most other schools.

Location: Global Village (GV) Hawaii Honolulu is located on the island of Oahu's south shore, in Honolulu, Hawaii's capital city. The school is housed in the heart of Honolulu and is within walking distance of the Ala Moana Beach Park and Magic Island Lagoon. A favourite with locals, this is a great place to go walking, swimming, surfing, people watching, or picnicking. Another exciting attraction is Ala Moana Shopping Center, which is just across the street from Global Village Hawaii. The Center has three food courts, lots of world-class shopping and the main bus terminal to get students easily around town.

Course selection: Like many of the GV schools, GV Hawaii provides courses suitable to students of all levels and various ages, with many programmes tailored to include activities that are available locally. Such English plus programmes can include activities such as ukulele, surfing, yoga, fitness and hula! Exam preparation courses are also readily available throughout the year (FCE, CAE, CELTA), as are Academic programmes (semester/year) and various junior and family courses. English Pro programmes are also available, combining group and private lessons to give students the benefits of both formats of lessons.

School chain: Global Village (GV) English Centres have been supplying language tuition to international students for over 20 years. They currently have locations in Honolulu, Victoria, Vancouver and Calgary.
  • The language school Global Village Hawaii was founded in Honolulu, USA in 2001.
  • Legal name / parent company: Global Education Systems LLC
  • Tax registration ID: 85-2004547
  • Abbreviated name of school: GV Honolulu
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

English Courses

General Language
Junior
Exam Preparation
Language Plus Activity
Information for all courses offered by Global Village Hawaii
Comments about courses

Locker rental: USD 5 per week.
Study programme change fee: USD 110.
Unaccompanied minor fee: USD 130.
SEVIS Fee (non refundable): USD 350.
Letter of Acceptance: USD 500 deposit.
All activity fees are non-refundable for programs that have activities included.

Lesson duration
50 minutes
School's administrative fee
150.00 US$
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 85 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
17 Jan. 2022, 21 Feb. 2022, 25 Mar. 2022, 15 Apr. 2022, 30 May 2022, 10 Jun. 2022, 04 Jul. 2022, 19 Aug. 2022, 05 Sep. 2022, 11 Nov. 2022, 24 Nov. 2022, 26 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 25 US$ per week.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by a qualified consultant
  • INCLUDED Paid assistance in finding flats for long-term students at 230US$
Note: All courses offered by Global Village Hawaii, Honolulu can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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  • Reading
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  • Enjoying the outdoors
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  • Playing instruments
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  • Students surfing
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    Surf lesson25/25

Global Village Hawaii (GV)

Accreditations and Quality seals
AAIEPACCETIALCNAFSASEVPPreferential Terms in Case of Visa Refusal
English teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
90% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:00
School Size
Recommended type of transportation to city centre and name of most convenient stop for the school: * Ala Moana Shopping Center.
Walking distance from the school to recommended public transport stop: 1 minutes
Travelling time from recommended stop to city centre by public transport: 5 minutes
Combine courses at different Global Village chain schools and save
Global Village will charge their administration fee only once on your first booking.
Combine courses at these schools: Global Village (Calgary), Global Village (Vancouver), Global Village English Centre (Victoria). Just mention in the comments field of our online registration form that you have also booked classes at another school from the chain.
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at Global Village Hawaii and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoAmerican Express - logoJCB - logoDiners Club - logoTravellers Check - logoBank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Snack vending machine

  • Drink vending machine

  • Computer lab

  • Daily press

  • Movie rental

  • Free after-class access to language learning software

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Video game console

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

  • Facilities for islamic students

    • Available area to pray at the school

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in some classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 13
    Number of public PC workstations: 25

    Facilities for disabled students

    • Disabled car park

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

    • Wheelchair access to reception

    • Wheelchair access to cafeteria

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
Throughout the year: 195
Junior courses - In summer: 25
Minimum age of students
16 years
7 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 8
Adult courses Throughout the year: 8
Junior courses In summer: 2
Junior courses Throughout the year: 2
Average age of students
In summer: 23 years
Throughout the year: 26 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Honolulu International Airport:
80 US$ one way
130 US$ return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Honolulu International (HNL).

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa for travelling to USA and attending a language course.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
School fee for issuing the visa documents:
350 US$
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
No
Free shipment via regular mail
Yes
Preferential cancellation terms in case of visa refusal
School agreed that students booking online on this site will benefit from preferential cancellation fees in case of visa refusal, and in this case will never exceed EUR 180.

Leisure activities

activity possibledistance from school
Basketball0.5 km
Dancing-
Diving2 km
Football (soccer)0.5 km
Golf5 km
Horse riding30 km
Mountainbiking-5 km
Music-
Sailing1 km
Swimming0.5 km
Tennis1 km
Volleyball1 km
Windsurfing16 km
Yoga-

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Paid activities
The school has activities for students to explore and experience the city. These include climbing the cliffs of Olomana, visiting the Gardens of Ho'omaluhia, swim with dolphins, learn the ukulele, visit a museum, surf lessons, eat a a luau or ride a catamaran. The prices are dependent on the activity.

Accommodation

Reviews

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Rating: 4.1/5.0

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Other comments: I really appreciated the help of Sabine which was my direct reference person and helped me apply for the school.

Brochures

Global Village Hawaii Brochure (PDF)
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Global Village Hawaii Prices 2021
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    FAQ about Global Village Hawaii, Honolulu

  • English courses at Global Village Hawaii start at 240 US$ for Academic Year Programme course with 25 lessons per week. When booking here you benefit from an exclusive discount.
  • The accommodation Homestay (13-17/55+) is the most popular among all our clients of Global Village
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Honolulu International Airport (80 US$)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Global Village varies from 3 students (Semi-Private Lessons) to 15 students (General English (25))
  • 100% of teachers at Global Village Hawaii hold a university degree. 90% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at Global Village Hawaii comes from Japan with a 37.0% representation, followed by students from Switzerland (31.0%) and Korea (7.0%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • Global Village Hawaii offers courses from 5 years to 99. Average age is 23 during the summer and 26 for the rest of the year.
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