Further Education - Global Mobility
Our Opportunities are Fully Funded for Learners & No Cost to The FE College.
Are you a staff member at a College or Sixth Form exploring funded global opportunities for your FE learners, in line with the UK Government’s Turing Scheme?
Think Pacific works in collaboration with colleges, universities and the Turing Scheme to offer short-term outbound mobility projects to the Fiji Islands & Bali.
All of our programmes align with specific work experience and employability outcomes for students, whilst making a positive and responsible contribution to local initiatives through our unique model of registered in-country organisations that exist to support existing government and community aims.
- Fully funded placements under the UK Govt Turing Scheme
- Expand the career skills, experience and personal development of your learners
- Award winning programmes since 2009
- Itineraries tailored to your college courses, objectives and learning outcomes
- Registered Fijian, Indonesian & UK organisation with staff in Suva, Bali & the UK.
- MOU agreements and long term partnerships with over 200 charities and businesses
- 10+ years partnerships with Fijian Government Ministries
- Gold standards of health and safety to BS8848, H&S Executive and DFAT guidelines
- 24/7 project guidance and expert pastoral care
- All projects support local & global aims such as the Fiji National Development Plan & UN SDG’s
- We have provided global mobility to 8000+ Students
- Over $15m invested into sustainable development
The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s initiative to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world. The scheme facilitates thousands of students each year to access valuable experiential learning opportunities that enhance employability and broaden their world perspectives.
Our programmes are designed to meet the requirements and budgets of the scheme, to ensure that the following costs are fully covered for students: accommodation, in-country travel, food, flights, placement and itinerary & field trips.
Think Pacific has provided over 1000 overseas placements under the Turing Scheme. If you’re wondering how to organise a fully-funded work experience project for your learners, please don’t hesitate to reach out and arrange a meeting.
Since 2009, Think Pacific has built a reputation as an award winning provider of global programmes for educational institutions, creating close and trusted working relationships with FE and HE staff.
We’re passionate about providing transformational experiences for learners that bridge the gap between education and work, whilst supporting institutions to achieve outbound mobility aims within their international strategy.
The first step is to arrange a meeting with one of our Partnership Directors. We will discuss your programme objectives, share our experiences of the Turing Scheme and international programme delivery and provide relevant case studies of existing partnerships.
We will work with our international teams in Bali or Fiji to design specific programme/s for your learning objectives, create a selection of unique itineraries and send you information to discuss with your Senior Leadership Team before moving forward.
We will support your college to gain UK Government Turing Funding to ensure your project is funded for learners. Think Pacific will provide core content and documents to assist your college in writing a successful proposal. Alternatively, we can manage the entire process and apply for funding on your behalf.
Think Pacific’s Partnership Manager will host a meeting with you to guide you through a promotional plan so you can easily share the project amongst your learners. This can include college presentations or online presentations delivered by us, email content, blog content, a specific webpage, programme documents or flyers for you to use.
We will work with you every step of the way to support your learners. This can include arranging application interviews with students, undertaking risk assessments and completing health and safety requirements, supporting you in arranging flights and leading pre-departure preparation sessions.
Our staff will be at the airport to greet you and your learners upon arrival! Think Pacific provides 24/7 support, guiding each day and ensuring a smooth programme from start to finish. Each day of the itinerary will be delivered by our team. We shall also undertake all necessary post-project reporting for the Turing Scheme.
I’ve been speaking to other colleges and we all agree, Think Pacific is the best partner we have ever worked with for overseas work placement programmes.
We guide projects from 14 days to 2 months that offer students the chance to experience life in a traditional village, whilst working alongside local people on inspiring initiatives which support local and Government aims.
For A-Level Students – in Bali, Indonesia 🇮🇩
Are you a staff member at a Sixth Form college looking for a multi-disciplinary programme that can help A-level students bridge the gap between further education and university? Our Global Citizen Programme has been designed to be super accessible and supports students to develop their global perspectives, increase skills and confidence and help them to discover their passions through exciting real-world experiences.
Students have the incredible opportunity to live in a traditional Balinese village with a team of fellow students, whilst supporting our hand-picked network of Bali-based businesses, social enterprises and charities to develop practical and sustainable solutions to current challenges.
It’s been a pleasure working with Simon and the Think Pacific team. DN Colleges are excited for expanding the opportunities ahead under the Turing Scheme for Spring 2024 for our learners.
Our aim is to assist FE institutions with the implementation of the Gatsby Benchmarks and Skills Builder Partnership by providing an international work-based learning experience that leaves learners with a set of experiences, personal attributes and transferable skills, which can positively impact their future both personally and professionally.
Students consistently return home with new perspectives, a heightened appreciation for their subject and a unique insight into the wealth of career opportunities ahead of them.
- Enrichment: We provide opportunities that expand student enrichment aligned to the Skills Builder Partnership. Enabling learners to develop their character, including resilience, confidence and independence.
- Work Readiness: Our bespoke programmes are aligned with the achievement of the Gatsby Benchmarks by linking the curriculum to a work-based learning experience that will support learners’ career prospects. From improving their work or university applications to providing encounters with employers and employees and facilitating experiences in workplaces.
- Civic Responsibility: Learners develop and/or improve their understanding of sustainability, global citizenship and cultural intelligence by completing a programme.
Since 2009 we have guided 8000 students and young people abroad.
Over the previous 14 years we have developed and refined our expertise in developing industry leading cultural exchange experiences and a premier provider of international education on a global scale, being a trusted partner of ‘global mobility programmes’ for over 80 FE and HE partners from the UK to Australia.
Think Pacific was honoured to recently receive the award for Best Study Abroad and Exchange Experience Of The Year, judged by professionals in international education (2023 PIEoneer Awards).
We have worked with the University of the West of England’s Go Global team since 2017 to provide unique opportunities that would otherwise not be possible for students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds.
“I’ve received in excess of fifteen case studies and pictures from our students so far – every single one has said the programme was an amazing experience” Lucy Wiliams, Study Abroad Manager, Swansea University, August 2019.
“The organisation of the projects is always second to none”. Chris Gale, Program Manager, Global Opportunities. Our 5-year partnership has seen over 250 Cardiff students volunteer in Fiji
“Think Pacific really understand the needs of students”. Cara McCosh, Program Manager, Leeds Beckett Study Abroad. Think Pacific designed its first bespoke student project for the Carnegie Faculty.
As a registered charity in Fiji and an Indonesian social enterprise, we invest in locally-led initiatives and the capacity building of local people. Our sustainability measures include using only local suppliers, investing in our local staff team, providing local job creation and training; adding capacity to local organisations and expanding the professional skills and global understanding of students and youths in rural communities. Through our Foundation, we support local charities and community groups in our network with resources, donations and support. Areas we support include public health promotion, mental health services, youth training and education, community cyclone preparedness, environmental protection and enterprise creation.