University of Liverpool - Students to Fiji

Gain Global Experience in the Fiji Islands
In Partnership with the Fijian Government
In partnership with the University of Liverpool – supported by the UK Government’s Turing Scheme

Volunteer in Fiji and experience the unique culture, customs and way of life in the South Pacific islands.

Make lifelong friendships and shared memories on a challenging project, whilst gaining global experience, developing unique skills and making a real contribution.

Whether you are looking to enhance your university degree or embark on a meaningful adventure – join a team and work alongside rural Fijian youth groups and communities on local initiatives which are achieving groundbreaking results.

At a Glance...
  • Meaningful team volunteer & internship expeditions in the Fiji Islands.
  • In Partnership with Fijian Government.
  • Complete cultural immersion in a rural Fijian village.
  • Live with a traditional Fijian family.
  • Work on Youth, Building, Conservation, Sport, Health or Leadership initiatives.
  • Develop employability skills, meet like-minded people and make a contribution.
  • Project includes; food, accommodation, 24/7 in-country support, weekend adventures, domestic travel, charity donation.
  • Expedition costs usually £2,145 for 1-Month in Fiji.
  • Funding available for x50 eligible University of Liverpool students.
  • University of Liverpool will provide a grant to cover 50% of the Project Fee + Turing Scheme Grants available to fund flight costs. 
  • Students who meet one of one of the University’s Widening Participation criteria will be prioritised for subsidised projects and Turing funding.
Apply Now - Before 11th December

Join a Discovery Session 🌴🇫🇯👇

Go Global Fair, Weds, 3rd Nov, 10am – 4pm, Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, University of Liverpool

Presentation, Tues, 8th Nov, 4pm – 5pm – CTH-LTC: Central Teaching Hub, Lecture Theatre C, University of Liverpool

Every Monday at 05:00 pm [LONDON GMT] (Register Here)

If you can't make a session, watch a recording below:

Grab yourself a notepad and pen and enjoy watching this recording with Cam from the TP team.

Global Travel Bursaries Available

There are grants available from the Global Opportunities Team at the University of Liverpool to cover flights costs and 50% of the programme fee.

  • Only widening participation students will be eligible for any funding. Students who meet one of one of the University’s Widening Participation criteria will be prioritised for subsidised projects and Turing funding
  • The programme fee is usually £2,145 + £1,200 flights cost.
  • Up to 50 undergraduate students will receive:
    • a grant from the University of Liverpool covering 50% of the Think Pacific project fee (£2,145/2 = £1072.50).
    • an additional grant from the Turing Scheme to contribute to flight costs.
    • eligible students will be expected to fundraise to cover 50% of the Think Pacific projects fee (£2,145/2 = £1072.50).
  • If WP students do not manage to fundraise (or contribute) 50% of the project fee they will then not be eligible for the funding from UoL.
  • For Non-widening participation students, they will not be eligible for any funding however they can still apply to join a Think Pacific independently.
Application Process
  1. Apply to Think Pacific before Sunday 11th December 2022.
  2. Interviews will be arranged after 12th December with the Think Pacific team.
  3. Confirm your place with Think Pacific.
Apply Here - Before 11th Dec
What Can You Achieve?

Our aim is for every student to complete their project with a set of experiences, understanding and transferable skills, which can profoundly improve their future.

  • Gain 120 + hours of practical international work experience.
  • Boost cultural IQ & enhance global perspectives.
  • Activate global citizenship & broaden horizons.
  • Contribute towards sustainable development, on behalf of our Fijian partners.
  • Increase your leadership skills through collaborative work.
  • Job references, certificate of completion, and LinkedIn endorsement.
  • Potential employment opportunities via the Think Pacific graduate scheme.
Collaboration + Culture + Challenge = Extraordinary Personal Development
Why Choose Think Pacific?
Global Impact with a Local Approach
Only Fiji

All our focus is on Fiji.

Remote & Real

Go where only we can take you.

Teams Only

Teams of up to 25 students.

Fijian Charity

Sustainable development.

Partnership

Support Fijian Government aims.

Choose Your Project?
Explore Our Expeditions

Our projects offer you the opportunity to join a traditional village, to become a member of a Fijian family and to work as a team whilst contributing to community development initiatives that support the achievement of the Fiji National Development Plan and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Community Build
Building for Sustainable Development
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Youth Empowerment
Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development
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Mental Health Placement
Advocate Mental Health Awareness
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Sport Development
Sport Development in Action
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Public Health
Community Health Project
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2-Month Project
Our Biggest Adventure
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Testimonials...
Not Your Average Volunteer Project

Whether you join a construction project or a youth empowerment project, you will be supporting aims set out in the Fiji National Development Plan, through our formal partnerships with organisations such as;

  • Fijian Ministry of Health
  • Fijian Ministry of Youth & Sports
  • Fiji National Sports Commission
  • Fiji National University
  • Youth Champs 4 Mental Health
  • Diabetes Fiji

Partnered with over 70 Fijian organisations.

Our Projects for University Students...
Crafted by the Fiji Experts
Team Experiences

Join a team of up to 25 like-minded young people and instantly become part of a new group of friends as you share something special together. The bonds you make will last a life-time.

Self-Developing

Our programs are certainly no holiday. It’s a real challenge. We believe that, bigger challenge means bigger rewards. You’ll come home with more confidence, new leadership skills and a greater global understanding.

Safe & Supported

Our expeditions are guided with 24/7 care and dedication. Fiji is all we know and love. From our experienced leaders who guide your project each day to our management team in Fiji and the UK,  you’ll receive unrivalled support.

Fully Immersive

Every project is located in a rural setting. Journey to a remote village and fully immerse yourself in the cultures and customs of the traditional ‘kaiviti’ lifestyle. We ask you to adhere to the highest standard of Fijian culture as we celebrate and preserve such a special way of life.

Real Contribution

Supporting aims set out in the Fiji National Development Plan means you can contribute towards sustainable development goals, that are directed by the Fijian Government. Collaborating on the implementation of grassroots initiatives, on behalf of our partners in Fiji, will ensure you arrive home feeling incredible proud of how you have spent your summer.

Incredible Memories

So many of our volunteers state their experiences in Fiji are ‘life changing’ and that they meet people they’ll stay in touch with forever. You’ll share ‘once in a lifetime’ memories with a group of like-minded people, form special bonds with community members and create a second home in Fiji.

Support the UN Sustainable Development Goals