Welcome to GV Hawaii

Hawaii's Premier English Language School

Global Village Hawaii ... 

Where academic excellence is achieved in the world's most beautiful location!

Global Village Hawaii is where ESL students excel academically in what can only be described as Paradise.  Global Village Hawaii delivers a first-rate educational experience to students from across the globe.  Once you join our family, your English will rapidly improve on our warm, safe, and friendly island.  At Global Village Hawaii, you will achieve your educational goals, have unforgettable adventures, and leave filled with memories and Aloha.


Global Village Hawaii’s Mission is to provide a positive, supportive and inspiring learning environment for English language students through our commitment to the highest standard of quality in the areas of academics, extra-curricular activities, accommodations and student services. 

Global Village Hawaii does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnic origin or religion.

ELS International Corporation, dba Global Village Hawaii, is independently owned and operated.

GV Hawaii is recognized by students as providing an outstanding educational experience. As voted on by students, recent awards include:

  • Ranked #1 ESL school in Hawaii, #2 in the U.S. and #3 in the world [Best School Award 2017] 
  • Received the Excellence Award 2017 [LanguageCourse S.L.]
  • Received the Certificate of Excellence 2015 [EducationStars]
  • Ranked #1 School Environment in the world [Best School Award, Japan, 2017] 
  • Ranked #1 Lessons Quality in Hawaii, #2 in the U.S., and #5 in the world [Best School Award, Japan, 2016] 
  • Ranked #1 School Facility in Hawaii, #3 in the U.S. and #4 in the world [Best School Award, Japan, 2017]
  • Ranked #1 School Staff in the U.S. and #5 in the world [Best School Award Japan, 2017]
  • Ranked #1 Best Accommodations in the U.S. and #3 in the world [Best School Award Japan, 2017]
  • Visit the GV Hawaii IELTS Test Center web page ... click here! 



  • Voted #1 ESL school facility in the world [Best School Award, Japan, 2014]
  • 13 classrooms with ocean and mountain views*
  • 25 modern computers with free internet
  • Free wireless internet access
  • Beautiful student lounge with ocean view
  • Great location, near beach, shopping and the bus
  • School is located in a beautiful business building

* Classes may be held off campus in the high season

1440 Kapiolani Blvd #1100 Honolulu, HI 96814 United States +1 808-943-6800


What makes GV Hawaii unique?

  • New! Cambridge YLE program for 7 to 12 years old (Summer & Winter)

  • Institutional TOEIC Exam Center

  • English Only Policy: 100% English Environment

  • Academic excellence in a safe and beautiful island

  • Official Cambridge Testing Center for FCE, CAE and CPE exams

  • University Pathway, and  Academic Year

  • International curriculum aligned with the CEF proficiency scale

  • Excellent teachers to help you achieve your goals

  • Residence, Apartment and Homestay are available

  • Located in exciting Honolulu, close to Waikiki and other beautiful beaches

  • Weekly Start Dates

  • Exciting Activities

  • High Quality Summer Teen Activity Program

  • Accredited by ACCET

  • Accredited by IALC

  • English Classes

  • IELTS Exam Center

  • Cambridge Exam Center

  • Bildungsurlaub ... click here