The 2 Month Project

Our Biggest Project Opportunity
Sustainable Development Through Collaboration

Imagine taking on Think Pacific’s greatest project, living at the heart of a traditional Fijian village and experiencing the unique culture, customs and tropical landscape of the South Pacific.

Our 2-month project is a tough, eye opening and immensely rewarding journey. The project overall is a combination of our ‘Build Project’ and our ‘Youth Empowerment’ program with both initiatives being delivered in the same community over the length of time. Because of the extended time period in the village, it means you can create deeper connections, achieve bigger rewards and learn even more about traditional Fijian culture. It is for those with a definite resilience, positive mindset, passion to learn, personal drive and commitment to making a real contribution.

If you choose to join our 2-month project, you will gain a second home in Fiji, friendships for life and unique memories that will stay with you long after your time in Fiji has ended.

Project at a Glance
  • Meaningful 2-month group project in the Fiji Islands.
  • In partnership with the Fijian Government.
  • Complete cultural immersion in a rural village.
  • Live with a traditional Fijian family.
  • Promote Sustainable Development Initiatives for the Fijian Govt
  • Achieve the construction of a Health Clinic or Community Centre
  • Take part in the Youth Empowerment program on behalf of our partners
  • Develop skills, gain new friendships and make a contribution.
  • Project Fees include; food, accommodation, 24/7 in-country support, domestic travel, charity donation (flights not included).
  • Expedition costs; £3,295 GBP for 2-Months in Fiji.
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Is a 2-Month Expedition For You?

Whether you’re taking a gap year, a break from work or looking to enhance your studies, on a 2-month project you can:

  • Experience;  Gain hands on service learning or work placement experience.
  • Contribution; Have a tangible impact to sustainable development goals.
  • Challenge; Expand your comfort zone and throw yourself into village life.
  • Learn; Learn about a new culture by living ‘vakavanua
  • Skills; Develop ‘soft skills’ such as teamwork, communication & leadership.

Challenge + Cultural Immersion + Contribution = Huge Personal Growth

Your Fijian Journey
How it all comes together...
1. Welcome to Fiji!

Say goodbye to everyday life and arrive in the tropical South Seas. You will land at Nadi Airport where you will meet your team and begin preparing for your project ahead

2. Resort Briefing

Every expedition starts with a 4 day briefing at a resort. This is time for you to get to know your team mates, acclimatise, prepare for life in the village and meet our Fijian partners.

3. Travel to the Village

Leaving your briefing, you will travel to a remote traditional Fijian community. Depending on your village, this could be a truck to jungle highlands or a ferry to an outer island.

4. Arrival

Arriving into your Fijian village is an exciting and nervous moment. Every door is open in a Fijian community and the generosity and genuine excitement of the local people is profound. This is where you will meet your host family for the first time.

5. Live 'vakavanua'

Vakavanua‘ translates to ‘in the way of the land.’ After village orientation, some of your greatest experiences will be the simple activities of daily rural Fijian life, learning from your host family and surrounding community through true and unaltered immersion.

6. Project Delivery

Contribute towards project aims and initiatives: constructing a Health Clinic in the Mornings and collaborating with Fijian youth in the ‘Youth Empowerment’ program ‘Culture Course’ each afternoon.

7. Enjoy

Live at the heart of some of the most rural communities and immerse yourself in local village life where everyday is an adventure. Weekends provide an opportunity to explore the surrounding area and have fun with your team and the community.

8. Leaving Your 2nd Home

Leaving your Fijian village is an emotional experience due to the close bonds that are formed between our project participants and the local community.

9. Rest & Relaxation

We finish the project by enjoying your final 1 night of de-brief. This is time to rest, relax and reflect as a group as we discuss the project goals and celebrate project achievements.

Why Choose Think Pacific?
Global Impact With a Local Approach

Learn What Makes Us So Unique…

Only Fiji

All our focus is on Fiji.

Remote & Real

Authentic and purposeful

Teams Only

Teams of up to 20 students.

Fijian Charity

Targeted sustainable development.


Facilitating Fijian Government objectives

Aims and Objectives
Within our 2-Month Community Project

Our biggest project combines multiple aspects of our projects and programs. For this project, there are 3 key initiatives that you will be assisting to facilitate; completing the construction of a community build at the request of the Fijian Ministry of Health, collaborating with the local youth group in our youth empowerment program and completing the ‘Culture Course.’

1. The Build
Constructing Requested Infrastructure

Leave a physical legacy by building a community health centre. Each building has been requested by the Fijian Ministry of Health and provides each village with amenities for their community health worker to conduct medical assessments, stock and administer medications. All this is completed alongside community youth members who will also be unskilled and trained in carpentry.

2. The Youth Workshops
Our Youth Empowerment Program

Take part in activities and work alongside Fijians aged 18-35 enrolled in local youth groups. These sessions are active, fun and engaging and crucially open up a cross-cultural discussion on across a range of subjects, on behalf of our local partners.

The sessions are facilitated in small groups of international participants and Fijian youth, taking turns to lead discussions and activities.

3. The Culture Course
Celebrate Indigenous Fijian Lifestyle

You will be on the receiving end of an initiative in partnership with the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs (Arts, Heritage and Culture). You will learn about Fiji’s culture from those who know it best, the youth in your village, as they deliver an interactive cultural education course that boosts their own skills and cultural competency. Appreciating and celebrate traditional Fijian lifestyle specific to each village.

1. The Build

In Partnership with the Fijian Ministry of Health

Our building development projects make a substantial difference to rural villages. We predominately create nursing stations and heath centres to expand the provision of medical care and increase the capacity of the local nurses and health teams. They are deeply valued and appreciated by local people who must request projects and be involved in each stage of the assessment, building and ongoing maintenance of the project. This will be completed throughout your 2 months living in the community and will take up the mornings of each weekday.

Who should join a TP Building Project?

Our building project is great for gaining international experience and expand their global perspectives. You don’t need any prior building experience to join the project, this project is open to all students. You will, however, need resilience and a desire to implement our project aims.

What’s Involved with a Building Project?

The day-to-day build will be supervised by our qualified Fijian team, who provide lots of support and training but ultimately it is up to the commitment of you and the local community to work together to complete the project in our set time-frame. It’s hugely rewarding to see the project take shape and utilise the building on project with your youth group, after an a huge opening ceremony.

Learn More About the Aims...
Sustainability and Background...
Think Pacific has been delivering building projects for the Fijian Government Since 2009.

In the past decade, our teams have complete 70+ building projects. Each project adheres to our highest standards of due diligence, community collaboration, youth training & responsible volunteering.

All building projects are led by the Fijian Ministry of Health, who highlight locations and work in collaboration with rural communities and health workers to plan and evaluate each project. This ensures the project is genuinely needed and can be assessed and monitored at community and national level. Each build contributes to the Fiji National Development Plan and the ‘Towards a Healthy Fiji Islands’ initiative. These Government policies work towards the outcome of creating ‘healthy communities living in healthy environments’.

Alongside our partners at the Fijian Ministry and Fiji National Employment Centre, each building project facilitates training and skills development for Fijian students and unemployed youths. The project is a mechanism to teach basic carpentry skills to unemployed youth and fund spaces for Fijian students to gain work based experience.  The cross-cultural nature of our project introduces Fijians to global understanding and develops their ‘soft skills’ and leadership. Finally, we highlight unemployed youth for further training and apprenticeships within our Foundation and other local organisatons.

Who are the 'Youth?'

The official definition of ‘Youth’ in Fiji according to the Ministry of Youth and Sports is anyone between the ages of 18-35. Villages in rural locations in Fiji more often than not have a registered ‘Youth Group’ that is made up of members of the village of that age. The extent to which that group is utilised within the village varies due to member commitments and their re-ignition is a real focus for the current Ministry of Youth.

18-35 year olds in the village often come with a variety of backgrounds and life stories: some may have dropped out of school as early as the age of 14 who engage in farming within the village’s subsistence lifestyle, others may be returning university students or school finishers, but all will be gain from the interactions that the project facilitates. Due to a variety of reasons, rural communities in Fiji have a significantly lower access to opportunity than urban areas and the ‘Youth’ are the primary demographic to be affected by that. This means that fundamentally our projects are outreach initiatives.

Hear From Our Partners in Fiji...

We aim to be the epitome of purposeful, responsible and empowering international projects and experiential learning programmes. Central to this is the depth of our association with local communities, government departments and organisations within Fiji, which is unique and unrivalled.

Every project is planned in collaboration and at the request of rural communities and directed and monitored by Fijian Ministries to ensure our projects have real purpose and long term sustainability.  We are respected for working within the framework of the government, adding benefit to long term strategies and the advancement of education, access and opportunity for youths and children living in rural areas.

We work alongside many leading international universities and hold many partnerships to support the formal delivery of global mobility. Through our structured projects, we guide hundreds of students annually who develop leadership, transferable skills and expand their cultural understanding, whilst contributing to the aims and initiatives of our Fijian partners.

Community Testimonials...

Hear from villagers talking about their experience with Think Pacific.

2. Youth Empowerment
The Afternoon Workshops

“For us, empowerment comes organically when we collaborate, appreciating the perspectives and strengths of others and finding encouragement ourselves.”

The Youth Empowerment Workshops aim to stimulate conversation on important topics at a grassroots level. The discussions and activities themselves are taking place on behalf of our partners who are utilising international participants as a fantastic opportunity for these discussions to take place whilst also using the project itself as an outreach for existing initiatives, tailored to guide everyone involved to reflect on important topics and become leaders within their communities.

These sessions will take place in the afternoons of your second month in the village. The sessions are facilitated by the participants involved in your project, supported by your Think Pacific leaders. They cover six themes:

Physical Activity

This aspect focuses particularly on encouraging a diverse range of engaging physical activity sessions. From sharing ideas for team sports and warm ups with Fijian youth groups, to introducing yoga and Zumba for community members to inspiring kids with fun sports and games.

Mental Health

Learn about Fijian perspectives of mental health and engage in healthy and honest discussions on what is an incredibly important subject. Reflect on effective methods of reducing stigma as young people within a variety of contexts and expand our understandings of mental wellbeing as one that is culturally sensitive but also practically important.

Environment and Climate

Consider responsibilities to climate change in different global settings. Discuss relevant environmental action initiatives, which depending on location may address plastic pollution, deforestation, mangrove replanting, renewable energy or coral protection or larger policy implications.


Engage in team building and group challenges in areas of communication, decision making, self-leadership, time management,  presentation skills, positive mindset and empathy which encompass effective leadership cross-culturally, advancing employability skills and boosting confidence.

Public Health

Reflect on the rising non-communicable disease crisis globally and how healthy habits can be used as intervention. Address dangers of smoking and alcohol use, the rise in sugar and fats in rural diets and issues of reduced activity and discuss community based strategies.


Explore different opportunities for business creation in global contexts. Consider model examples of success and deconstruct their challenges and viability specific to rural community and cultural settings, all whilst having fun in the activity based workshop.

Learn More About the Workshop Aims & Delivery...
The Purpose of the Youth Empowerment Workshops

The purpose of these sessions is to stimulate grassroots discussions on topics that are relevant and important to all young people today, often not regularly openly discussed in community settings. The subjects that have been identified by our program partners were chosen as being directly relevant to youth in Fiji now. The workshops are a fantastic opportunity to facilitate an opportunity that is unique and exciting, through cultural exchange allowing for the development of all involved. No one needs to be an expert… positive participation is all we ask for to ensure tangible outcomes for all involved.

The initiative also comes with the overriding purpose of encouraging attributes and awareness amongst young people in rural areas of Fiji, the leaders of tomorrow, where future change is made real in the next generation.

Funding from your participation also not only funds the initiative itself but contributes to year-round support the Think Pacific Foundation provides to our local partners and the community you visit.

Intended Learning Outcomes

For You

  • Developing inter-cultural competence and ability to successfully communicate within a foreign cultural environment.
  • Adaptability to changes in your own and foreign cultures.
  • Tolerance: while working in teams, learn to listen more attentively, to respect each other’s opinion, team-work and team-spirit.
  • Personal Skills: personability and set-up of sessions allows you to grow in confidence and communication.
  • Appreciation of diversity: appreciation of the opinions and values of others, sensitivity to cultural diversity, and becoming more aware of your own context.
  • Broader Perspective: Reconsider the cultural framework you have been brought up in and acquire skills that will enable you to observe and analyse encounters with diversity and to extend these beyond the framework of your own culture.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Soft skills: Presentation skills, time management, resilience, communication.


For Community Youth Members

  • Engaging in topics that may be taboo subjects and coming to reflect on how they may be responded to on a community level.
  • To encourage personal growth in the form of a boost in confidence, communication skills, team working, leadership, time management and presentation skills.
  • Financial support for those involved and the youth group of the community.
  • Any outstanding individuals can be highlighted for scholarship / employment opportunities.
  • Appreciation of diversity: appreciation of the opinions and values of others, sensitivity to cultural diversity, and becoming more aware of their culture.
  • Broader Perspective: Reconsider the cultural framework they have been brought up in and to acquire skills that will enable them to observe and analyse encounters with diversity and to extend these beyond the framework of their culture.
  • Critical thinking.
The Fiji National Development Plan - 'Transforming Fiji'
The Government Policy & Strategy Directing Our Projects…

Think Pacific projects support and expand existing aims of the Fijian Government through formal and long term partnership with relevant local departments and agencies.

In addition, Think Pacific collaborate with a range of dynamic local charities and organisations active in the field of youth development and community empowerment to provide nationally recognised and endorsed content for our programmes.

All programmes support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Fiji National Development Plan. This 20-Year Development Plan provides the forward-looking vision for “Transforming Fiji” towards an even more progressive, vibrant and inclusive society. It outlines a framework that encompasses strategic policy manoeuvres, new approaches to development and the aspirations of all Fijians.

Click here to learn more about the Fiji’s National Development Plan

Your Personal and Professional Development

We know that our projects aren’t for everyone and that’s Ok! They are a challenging, busy but rewarding experience. Below are some attributes that we are looking for in anyone who wishes to join our projects but also attributes that if you do join, we would like you to have the opportunity to continue to develop!

Our aim is for every student to complete their project with a set of experiences, personal attributes and transferable skills, which can positively impact their future education, career ambitions and transition to life beyond study.

TP participants will be expected to undertake leadership activities in a challenging and changing environment, which means they can achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Global Leadership Abilities
  • Able to Communicate Think Pacific Outcomes, Goals and Vision
  • Displays Global Intelligence & Empathy with an Open Mind
  • Ability to Lead Activities & Others
  • Social & Cultural Awareness
  • Build Relationships with Fijian Community Members
  • Adapt to Fijian Culture with Passion & Empathy
  • Approaches New Settings with Emotional Intelligence
  • Effective Communicator
  • Can Language Personal and Team Reflections
  • Can Speak Effectively to a Group
  • Can Communicate with Individuals from Different Backgrounds
  • Self-Awareness
  • Has an Understanding of Own Leadership Style/s
  • Is Open to Feedback and Open to Change
  • Curious attitude and Continual Learner
  • Resilience
  • Ability to Persist within a Challenging Environment
  • Motivates Others through Consistency
  • Persistently Displays Determination to Achieve End Goal
  • Critical Thinker
  • Decisive in New Environments
  • Drives Innovations and Ideas
  • Takes initiative to implement ideas
  • Collaboration & Team work
  • Be a Positive Member of a Think Pacific Team
3. The Culture Course
'Daru Vueta Tale Mada'

“Culture is how we act, think, and behave based on the shared values of our society. It is everywhere, and we continually develop and define our culture on a daily basis.”

The Culture Course is an experiential learning programme as standard with any rural Think Pacific project. You will be immersed in rural Fijian culture throughout your project but this course intentionally goes deeper! Through immersion, the course aims to educate project participants about the nuances of indigenous Fijian culture through structured sessions delivered by members of the community youth group themselves and Think Pacific leaders. These sessions will be conducted in the afternoons of each weekday during your first month in the village.

Experience Fijian Culture... Deeply
  • Learn skills that are unique to Fiji, regions/provinces or even villages
  • See Fijian culture in a light that no tourist can ever see
  • Learn about history and identity that defines rural Fijian culture
  • Learn skills that have existed in Fiji for around 3000 years
  • Engage in a cultural exchange that examines what culture really means, what makes us what we are?
  • Support in the empowerment of local community youth as they develop soft skills
  • Be at the receiving end of a key initiative in our engagement with the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs
  • Present what has been learnt in a final showcase event to the community
Learn More about the Culture Course
The Purpose of the Culture Course

The course is set up to encourage an appropriate mindset from participants during the project, facilitate a meaningful experience for them but also works towards wider goals.

Fijian culture can be identified firmly as having an oral tradition – cultural knowledge is not written down and is transferred from generation to generation! A fear for many in Fiji’s current cultural climate that young people are not engaging with integral aspects of local custom and culture and knowledge is being lost. In line with requests from the Ministry of iTaukei affairs, this initiative aims to stimulate engagement with and revitalise local customs and traditions amongst rural youth. It aims to harness a pride in one’s culture and upbringing as well as practicing skills and communicating knowledge that defines the region and Fiji more broadly.

It ensures that all involved are learning cross-cultural skills through experience which they can not only support the rest of the aims during the project, but they can also utilise moving forward.

In addition, it is a clear opportunity to provide those youth leading the course a leadership opportunity, giving them a further platform to develop their soft-skills and boost personal and professional development.

Intended Learning Outcomes

For You:

  • Learn in-depth about the lifestyle, culture and traditional skills that make up rural Fiji and importantly understand how they all relate and why.
  • Develop inter-cultural competency and the ability to successfully communicate within a foreign cultural environment.
  • Adaptability to changes in your own and foreign cultures.
  • Tolerance: while working in teams, learn to listen more attentively, to respect each other’s opinion, team-work and team-spirit.
  • Personal Skills: personability and set-up of sessions allows you to grow in confidence and communication.
  • Appreciation of diversity: appreciation of the opinions and values of others, sensitivity to cultural diversity, and becoming more aware of your own culture.
  • Broader Perspective: Reconsider the cultural framework you have been brought up in and acquire skills that will enable you to observe and analyse encounters with diversity and to extend these beyond the framework of your culture.
  • Critical thinking.


For Community Youth Members

  • Pride in their culture and upbringing and the practicing of traditional skills and knowledge.
  • To encourage personal growth in the form of a boost in confidence, communication skills, team working, leadership, time management and presentation skills.
  • Financial support for those involved and the youth group of the community.
  • Any outstanding individuals can be highlighted for scholarship / employment opportunities
  • Appreciation of diversity: appreciation of the opinions and values of others, sensitivity to cultural diversity, and becoming more aware of their culture.
  • Broader Perspective: Reconsider the cultural framework they have been brought up in and to acquire skills that will enable them to observe and analyse encounters with diversity and to extend these beyond the framework of their culture.
  • Critical thinking.
How does it Work?

Central to any rural Think Pacific experience, the course has an agreed and consistent structure that is delivered across all projects. This ‘syllabus’ allows room for local variation of skills and knowledge but also remains consistent across villages. This syllabus therefore is made up of ‘themes’ rather than specific universal sessions.

Four themes explored:

  • Identity and Custom
  • Perspective
  • Art
  • Food

These categories are not mutually exclusive as almost all of them will relate to at least another one of those categories. (Eg. Meke would come under the category ‘art’ but can easily also relate to identity and language, even food.)

What they can be used for, however, is structuring each week consistently with other projects whilst allowing for local variations on each category. If x2 sessions from all categories are hit and delivered, that will make up the successful completion of the course.

Course Delivery

x5 key youth members are highlighted by the community prior to your project beginning. These will be consistent members who would be leading delivery. Community youth will lead the sessions based on what they feel comfortable delivering and facilitating within the community and Think Pacific leaders are there to support. They can have free creative license to teach about any aspect of culture they feel passionate about (there may be a unique tradition that they wish to include), and there are a variety of interactive actives that come under the four themes of culture we’re exploring. Every village is unique and therefore every project has its own flavour.

Session Examples...

As we have said, every village is different and the youth may wish to teach you skills and knowledge entirely different from what is mentioned below! But if you were interested in the sorts of things that you may get involved with, here are some activities and topics that have been covered in the past:


Identity and Custom

  • Fijian Family (family tree and unique relationships)
  • Origin stories and local history
  • Yaqona (Fiji’s ceremonial drink)


  • Farming
  • Lovo (traditional method of cooking)
  • Cooking at Home
  • Fishing / Gathering


  • Meke (traditional dance)
  • Vucu (traditional song)
  • Handicraft (local designs)
  • Bilibili (traditional raft building)
  • Pottery



  • The Effects of Globalisation
  • Youth Perspective
  • Gender Perspectives



Open Mind
True Immersive Learning
Some Things to Remember
Before taking on the project...
Village Life

Fijian life is incredibly communal and friendly. The entire village live and work together. Fijians farm together, maintaining crop plantations which feed the whole village. They fish together, later dividing their catch, and families will all come together in the evenings to play cards, strum the guitar, chat and dance the night away as they drink Kava.


The villages are all relatively small and close knit communities with usually around 20-50 or so families. During the project, you will stay with your own Fijian family in the village. The Fijian families will treat you as one of their own. If you are lucky, you may also live with a family who has children and your little Fijian brothers and sisters are always so intrigued and incredibly excited by the arrival of visitors from afar! Conditions are basic; expect cold bucket showers, pit toilets and limited electricity.

Fijian Food

You will eat with your Fijian family, who provide all of your meals in the community. Think Pacific fund any costs of this food so our teams pose absolutely no burden on the local resources. You may often find many different people at your home for lunch and dinner – in Fiji it is custom to invite anyone who is passing into the home to eat. Food is very carbohydrate heavy, so expect lots of root crops such as dalo and cassava, and also lots of fish, as this makes up the bulk of a typical Fijian diet.

Culture Shock

Trust us when we say that there really is nothing like a Fijian village! However, the comparatively basic standard of living, the communal nature, the strong religious beliefs and the traditional customs and values in the village, may take time to adjust to. It is completely normal to feel a little out of your depth in the first few days. With the support of your Fijian family, your team and our leaders, we find it doesn’t take long to adjust to life in the South Pacific.

Fijian Language

The majority of Fijians speak both Fijian and English. There may be some language barriers with pronunciation, but as long as you talk slowly and clearly in English there is little difficulty in understanding each other. Young children and some elderly members of the community may not speak any English at all and it’s great to learn a few Fijian words as early as you can.

'Fiji Time'

‘Fiji time’ is something you will soon be accustomed to – and it has the ability to change everything. South Pacific Islanders take everything at their own unique, mystifying and incredibly slow pace. This can sometimes seem frustrating, but don’t let it get to you; its better to smile and take any changes in your stride and welcome this beautiful, relaxed and refreshing way of life!

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2 Month Project Costs
How Much Does it Cost?

We pride ourselves on the delivery of a safe, structured and personally supported experience.

Your expedition fee includes your food, accommodation, in-country travel, resort briefings, R&R, weekend activities, emergency support and your expedition leader team living alongside you 24/7. Expeditions also fund the work of the Think Pacific Foundation (Fijian charity FJ 989) enabling us to support thousands of youths annually to ensure sustainability of the aims.

Registration Fee

This secures your place in the team and gives you access to our Global Skills Programme, an online course to give you the foundations of success before departing for Fiji. It also provides personal support from your project co-ordinator, online preparation webinars and your expedition t-shirt. Your registration fee is additional to your project fees.

Project Fee

Many of our volunteers receive bursaries from their universities or fundraise their project fee. It’s up to you whether you fundraise or not but your project fee is due 60 days before project begins. Over 1/3 of your fee supports the long term charity aims in Fiji and ensures the sustainability of the initiatives we implement.

Project Costs

Since 2009, volunteers have been joining our expeditions from around the globe. Here’s our prices in some commonly requested currencies;

Currency £ GBP $ AUD
Registration Fee 195 375
Project Fee 3100 5900
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What's Included

Our philosophy is to provide a high quality and exceptionally well structured international project. Our expeditions are packed full of adventure and cultural insight, whilst having safety and support at their core. We also ensure that through our charity, the communities you support receive long-term financial and physical assistance year-round. Think Pacific is not the cheapest volunteer organisation around, but this is for all the right reasons.

All our expeditions include:

  • Airport welcome by Think Pacific Expedition leaders (or resort meet and greet if you arrive early).
  • All in-country project-related travel.
  • All project accommodation.
  • Briefing and orientation at a resort.
  • All meals during your briefing, your time staying with your Fijian village family and  during your final day of R&R.
  • Guided weekend activities such as a trek or attending community events.
  • Organised evening Fijian activities including kava ceremonies, lovo feasts, mat weaving,
  • Think Pacific Leaders and Fijian guides living with you 24/7.
  • In-country Director, Fiji based Project Managers and UK team providing planning, risk assessment and 24-hour back up support.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information & personal project planning.
  • Your project donation towards the youth development goals in Fiji (which is used to purchase educational and sports equipment, fund scholarships and training for local people and build village facilities and school classrooms).
What's Not Included
  • International flights – £800 – £1100
  • Personal travel insurance £60-£100
  • Spending money for extra food and snacks, Fijian clothes and items of a personal nature (we advise bringing £300 – £400 spending money).
Scholarship Information

Think Pacific works in partnership with many universities across the world to support student mobility and employability. There are scholarships and grants available for students from individual university departments and/or governments in several countries.

Students can apply for scholarships and bursaries to join our projects in Fiji. To find out if there’s funding available at your university or in your areas, click here to download our funding guide. (Guide coming soon)

If you have any questions about funding prior to our funding guide being launched, please email

Pre-Departure Support
  • Access to the Pre-departure Portal.

This portal provides the step-by-step process to prepare for Fiji, including fundraising information, flight information, kit list, visa, cultural preparation. Student can watch videos with our team in Fiji and download document.

  • Contact our team.

You can contact our team anytime between office hours, either give us a  call on 0113 335 9919 or email;

  • Online community/network. 

You can communicate with fellow volunteers, alumni and our team through our online community, hosted on the Might Network app. Within 3 months of you departing to Fiji, you shall be entered into a private group with your volunteer team.

  • Live Pre Departure webinars

Our team host live sessions in the months leading up to your project. These are a great way for you to ask questions and delve deeper into planning for your project. They also add to the excitement!

  • Global Skills Programme

We have created an online course to give you the set you up for success before departing for Fiji! Complete short-courses in: Fijian Culture, Sustainable Development & Global Leadership.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1 – 4 = Resort Briefing

Day 5 – 28 = Fijian village (Building & Culture Course)

Day 29 – 52 = Fijian village (Building completion, Youth Empowerment Program)

Day 53 – 55 = Resort Rest & Reflection

Day 56 = Farewell dinner

Day 57 = End of project

2024 Project Dates 👇🇫🇯

29 January – 25 March 2024

15 June – 10 August 2024  

23 Sep – 18 November 2024


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