A Gap Year to Fiji
Thinking about 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. 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 and make new friends via a real and true experience, then step this way for a once in a lifetime adventure! 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 most popular project. A huge expedition! You’ll be amazed by how much you learn and how much we achieve over the month in Fiji. You’ll return home having empowered the local youth group, gained a Fijian family, experienced village life and with stories you’ll be talking about for years.
Our most challenging and rewarding program! This means deeper connections, bigger rewards and huge immersion into Fijian culture. Our two month summer projects are so often such a life changing experience for our volunteers, and we have very limited places available.
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.
Had the most amazing time in Fiji, what a way to have my first trip abroad!! I’ll never forget this paradise or its people, Fiji is now my home away from home and I can’t wait till the day I come back to see my Fijian family.
Adjusting to the culture and slower pace of life was a struggle at first but now its hard to imagine leaving this life. In Fiji doors are always open to visitors, love and kindness radiates from everyone and a genuine concern for other people is always there, the Fijian way of life is truly unique and it is a privilege to experience it as part of this beautiful community.
Whether you have a passion for youth empowerment, sports or public health there is a role for you in Fiji. Explore the ways in which our volunteers use their gap years to make a positive contribution in the rural communities.
Celebrate tradition Fijian culture through education and practical experience of the Kaiviti lifestyle with Youth Group & Women’s group.
In partnership with the village youth group, use sports coaching sessions to tackle relevant social issues in the rural communities in Fiji.
Promotion of healthy habits in the communities. Conduct basic health surveys in Fiji’s fight against NCD’s (diabetes and heart disease). Deliver NCD health workshops and introduce healthy nutrition recipes
Be advocates for mental health awareness by introducing mindfulness activities such as yoga, creates discussions around social media awareness and deliver basic workshops – on behalf of local charity, Youth Champs for Mental Health Fiji.
After school, you will provide basic Maths & English support for the children in your village.
Every Saturday, you deliver exciting and engaging youth clubs that give the children the access and opportunity to enjoy arts, dance & drama.
Outdoor education style days. You , your team and the youth group will head on small treks to carry out team games & tasks to develop an understanding of different leadership styles.
Promote awareness of self-leadership through conversations and workshops around such topics as; time management, money management, professional development. Also promote CV writing, careers & job opportunities and local training courses.
Empower local business creation by working with your youth group on fun enterprise ideas, template business plan creation and the structure of local business registration in Fiji.
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.
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