A Gap Year to Fiji
Great idea, you’ve taken the first step on an amazing experience you’ll never forget. You may not believe it yet, but a gap year in Fiji with Think Pacific is going to bring more memories, friends and new experiences than you could ever imagine. We see the same impact time and again; gap year students head out to Fiji with nervous excitement and return inspired, brimming with confidence and bursting with pride at their achievements. The impact we make through volunteering is literally ground breaking as we uplift Fijian children from hardship using education and sport. Our programs are in partnership with the Fijian Government to ensure our volunteering is sustainable, structured and part of a bigger picture. If you’re planning a gap year to learn, grow, give back and make new friends via a real and true experience, then step this way for a once in a lifetime adventure! A gap year expedition with Think Pacific could be exactly what you’ve been searching for.
Frankie was working in London and wanted to volunteer abroad and do something useful whilst having an adventure. Her friend told her to look into Fiji and she stumbled across Think Pacific.
Our own gap years to Fiji quite simply changed our lives. We’ve been exploring this remote island paradise ever since. You could say we’re the Pacific professionals, the specialists of the South Seas, the connoisseurs of castaway island life! Over the past decade we’ve been privileged to support thousands of gap year students to follow in our footsteps to Fiji. We first went to Fiji with a big international gap year organisation. Something didn’t quite sit right and when the time came to launch Think Pacific, we knew the ethos and culture we wanted to create – Small, personal, supportive, focused only upon Fiji and hugely beneficial for Fiji. Think Pacific is a gap year program created by gap year students – the program we wish we could have done at 19. It has all our expertise, passion and knowledge, and we believe it’s the best gap year project in Fiji, if not the world.
Our most popular project. Take a month of your gap year travels to volunteer and make a difference in Fiji. The is a huge expedition! Throw yourself into Fijian life and see how much we achieve and experience.
Make our project to Fiji the centrepiece of your gap year as you join our most challenging and rewarding expedition. This means deeper connections, bigger rewards and true immersion into Fijian culture.
The day we had to leave the village and say goodbye was one of the hardest moments of my life. Fiji has changed me as a person, but in a way I would not have imagined last September. My message to anyone considering this is to put your soul into it. Say “yes” to things you never would have considered and see where those new experiences take you. You never know where you’ll end up at the friends you will make.
Provide numeracy & literacy teaching assistance in a primary school.
Deliver daily sports coaching sessions in a remote primary school.
Play, coach and organise Rugby with primary school children & villagers.
Delivery daily youth activities through our ‘House Cup’ competition.
Play, coach and organise Netball with primary school children & villagers.
Prepare and deliver daily sessions as we implement early years education.
We only do team expeditions. Join a team of up to 20 like-minded gap year students 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.
Volunteering on your gap year is one of the most purposeful and rewarding things you can do. Our expeditions are partnered with the Fijian Government which means you are supporting national aims and objectives.
Our gap year programs are certainly no holiday. It’s a real challenge. It’s been said that life begins at the edge our comfort zone. You’ll come home with more confidence, new leadership skills and a greater global understanding.
Trek jungle rainforests, visit remote waterfalls, snorkel the reefs or set sail for the outer islands. You’ll live in traditional villages and get to grips with island life. If you’re looking for a real adventure on your gap year, Fiji is waiting to be explored.
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.
So many of our gap year volunteers state their experiences in Fiji are ‘life changing’ and they meet people they’ll stay in touch with forever. You’ll broaden your horizons and forever be proud that you accomplished something so unique.