University Students to Fiji
Are you looking to make the absolute most of your university holiday? If yes, great news – we are so glad you have found us! We would hate for you to look back and wish that you did something more with your cherished time off from studying. A university volunteer project to Fiji in the summer months with Think Pacific is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We love the fact Think Pacific becomes one of the biggest highlights of people’s time at uni. You’ll join a team of like-minded students and step out of your comfort zone to make memories that will last a lifetime. It’s an adventure which means you can make a real contribution, develop your skills and explore one of the most beautiful and fascinating places on earth.
Abbey joined 20 students and spent a month of her summer volunteering in Fiji. The experience turned out to be so much more than she expected…
Provide numeracy & literacy teaching assistance in remote Fijian primary schools.
Deliver daily sports coaching sessions for children who have never had a PE lesson before.
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 kindergarten sessions as we implement early years education.
Think Pacific struck me as being an extremely caring organisation. I was nervous before I went but had phone calls before going out and you were able to email the team with any questions you had, however mundane you felt them to be. In Fiji, we were greeted by Lottie and Lee who were fantastic leaders! They were completely approachable. No tummy ache or random question was ever too much trouble for them. I would certainly recommend Think Pacific to anyone who is willing to get stuck in and has a positive attitude. I would go back in an instant. Hopefully, Fiji and Think Pacific haven’t seen the back of me yet!
It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know the TP team, as well as being lucky enough to travel to Fiji to see the great work you are all doing first hand. We’ll be looking to expand to send more students to Fiji next summer. Staff here in Global Opportunities are all in agreement that Think Pacific is a great opportunity for students. I’m pleased that the partnership with Cardiff University will continue.
A truly incredible, heartwarming and rewarding experience. The Fijian family I stayed with were so welcoming and friendly, allowing me to experience the Fijian way of life from cooking to traditional crafts and even coconut husking! The TP leaders live in the same village as you which is great as support is there 24/7, one of several reasons why I chose to go with TP. The project gave us the opportunity to teach in two local primary schools across various year groups. I especially enjoyed teaching lacrosse as this was a completely new and exciting sport for the children and am so grateful for TP arranging lacrosse sticks to be sent all the way to Fiji so I could do this! I wish I could do the project all over again.
The experience surpassed every expectation I had. It was a privilege to work with the kids, their passion for rugby is beyond words. Their genuine excitement at seeing us arrive to help on the sports field was incredible alone.
Our most popular project. A huge expedition! Throw yourself into Fijian life and see how much you can experience and achieve for the Fijian children in a short space of time.
Our most challenging and rewarding project! This means deeper connections, bigger achievements, more adventures and true immersion into the Fijian culture.
We only do team expeditions. Join a team of up to 20 like-minded 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 summer break 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 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.
Live at the heart of traditional villages, trek jungle rainforests, visit remote waterfalls, snorkel the reefs or set sail for the outer islands. If you’re looking for adventure on your university summer, then Fiji ticks all the boxes and more. The South Pacific is mesmerising and it 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, knowledge and expertise from start to finish.
So many of our volunteers state their experiences in Fiji are ‘life changing’ and they meet fellow students that they’ll stay in touch with forever. You’ll broaden your horizons and forever be proud that you accomplished something so remarkable. You’ll return with some of the most unique memories of your university life.