University Students to Fiji

Join 800+ Students & Volunteer During Your University Summer
A Life-Changing Volunteer Expedition to the Fiji Islands
Project At a Glance...
  • Largest Student Volunteer Project to the South Pacific
  • Meaningful 1-Month or 2-Month Summer Expedition in the Fiji Islands
  • Contribute Through a Fijian Government Backed Program
  • Develop your Leadership, Teamwork & Communication skills
  • Make Life-long friends & Challenge Yourself on a Real Adventure
  • Teach, Coach and Inspire Fijian Children
  • Homestay – Live with a Traditional Fijian family
  • Weekend Excursions to Explore your Rural Surroundings e.g. Jungle treks
  • Project Fees include; food, accommodation, 24/7 in country support, domestic travel, weekend excursions, charity donation (flights not included)
  • Expedition Costs From £1295 for 1-Month in Fiji (see Dates & Costs below)
Apply Now - Limited Spaces
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Volunteer Testimonial Video...

If you would like to hear what life is like on project from people just like you, then this video is perfect for you. We interviewed a wide range of our past volunteers so you can hear what they have to say about their experiences in Fiji.

Want to Watch More Student Stories?

Scroll to the Bottom to See Individual Student Testimonials From a Wide Range of Universities.

Or – Head to the Think Pacific Vimeo Page to watch ALL of our university student testimonials.

Developing Global Graduates

Our aim is for every student to complete their project with a set of experiences, personal attributes and transferable skills, which can positively impact their future education, career ambitions and transition to life beyond study.

  • Leadership
  • Team Work
  • Resilience
  • Relationship-building
  • Confidence
  • Time Management
  • Global Awareness

Real Challenge + Cultural Understanding + Contribution = Huge Personal Growth

Find Your 2018 University Presentation...
Come Along & Meet Us in Person

University of Bath – Monday 5th November 2018

University of Bristol – Thursday 1st November & Thursday 15th November 2018

University of Bournemouth – Tuesday 6 November 2018

Cardiff University – Thursday 25th October 2018

Herriot-Watt University – Thursday 25th November 2018

Leeds Beckett University – Tuesday 16th October 2018

University of Leeds – Monday 29th October & Thursday 8th November 2018

University of Manchester – Tuesday 16th October 2018

Nottingham Trent University – Tuesday 23rd November & Thursday 25th November 2018

Sheffield Hallam University – Monday 29th October & Tuesday 30th October 2018

University of Swansea – Tuesday 6th November, 6pm, Faraday Lecture Theatre, Singleton

University of Ulster – Tuesday 13th November & Thursday 15th November

University of West England – Thursday 18th October 2018

University of York – Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Want the Room Details? Or…Don’t See Your University?

Just contact the TP Team on info@thinkpacific.com or call us on 0113 335 9919.

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Learn 6 Reasons Why You Should Spend Your University Summer With Think Pacific
New Friends, Memories and Experiences...
1. Contribution
Across our university volunteer projects last summer we saw a 40% increase in literacy and a 600% increase in sports and extracurricular activities for the children we worked with. With TP you really do put your university skills to the best possible use!
2. Challenge
Expand your comfort zone by throwing yourself into a “back-to-basics” island experience as you live with a Fijian family at the heart of a traditional village and sample a simpler way of life. Students return with more understanding of poverty issues and of the difference they can make.
3. Learn
Swap university exams and course work for adventure and Fijian culture! We find that students develop greater global awareness and learn about a unique culture and way of life as you live and work with local people in the remotest corner of the earth.
4. Experience
Gain hands on experience and transfer your degree studies and extracurricular passions as you teach, mentor or coach. sports to children. The experience is something students treasure as you become responsible for inspiring and encouraging children to succeed.
5. Skills
Develop teamwork, leadership & communication skills. We deliver aims for the Fijian Government (The Ministries of Health, Education & Sports), which contribute towards national targets. This is something to shout about to employers when you return, developing your CV and expertise.
6. Memories
Create memories and friendships that last a life time. Most students join our project on their own & return with a new group of amazing friends. We love the fact that TP becomes a highlight of people's time at university and something they always look back upon with so much pride.
See How It All Comes Together...
The Expedition Itinerary Below
Our University Expeditions
Your Unique Expedition Itinerary to Fiji...
Bula, Welcome to Fiji!

Forget about course work or the stress of exams by arriving in the exotic South Seas. You will land at Nadi Airport and be met by your Expedition Leaders for the first time.

2. Beach Resort Briefing

Every expedition starts with an all inclusive 3 day briefing at a beautiful tropical beach resort. This is time for you to get to know your team mates and wind down into ‘Fiji time’

3. Journey to Remote Fiji

Leaving your briefing paradise, we travel to your remote traditional Fijian community. Depending on your village, this could be a truck to deep jungle or ferry to an outer island.

4. Join a Fijian Village

Arriving into your Fijian village is an exciting and nervous moment! Every door is open in a Fijian community and the generosity and genuine excitement of the local people is profound. By the end of the project our volunteers feel as though they are leaving a second home in the South Pacific.

5. Kaiviti Life

Some of your greatest experiences will be the simple activities of daily Fijian life; learning how to weave palm leaves, cooking Fijian food in underground earth ovens, drinking ceremonial Kava with the chief, husking coconuts or fishing ‘Fiji-style’.

6. The Volunteer Project

We focus upon developing youth and sports in remote primary schools. You’ll provide one-to-one tuition and establish kindergarten programmes, coach a variety of sports & lead ‘The House Cup’! The days are rewarding and incredibly busy!

7. Adventures

Explore your incredible surroundings as we organise guided excursion days. Which depending on your locations could be treks, waterfall visits or beach days.

8. Leaving Your Second Home

Leaving your Fijian village is an emotional experience; such are the close bonds that are formed between our volunteers and the local community. Farewell dinners, tearful goodbyes and the pride in your achievements will sum up your final days.

9. Rest and Relaxation

We finish the project by enjoying our final few days relaxing at Fiji’s glorious beach resorts. Top up your South Pacific tan by the swimming pool, head out snorkelling or go island trekking. During the ‘R&R days’ we ask for your all-important feedback during a final de-brief as we review the project in detail.

How Could You Make A Difference?
In Partnership with the Fijian Government
Education

Provide numeracy & literacy teaching assistance in remote Fijian primary schools.

Sports Coaching

Deliver daily sports coaching sessions for children who have never had a PE lesson before.

Rugby

Play, coach and organise Rugby with primary school children & villagers.

Art, drama or dance

Delivery daily youth activities through our ‘House Cup’ competition.

Netball

Play, coach and organise Netball with primary school children & villagers.

Kindergarten

Prepare and deliver daily kindergarten sessions as we implement early years education.

Think Pacific Project Costs...

Registration Fee = £195

+

1-Month = £1100

or

2-Month = £1800

What's Included?
Ethical, Transparent & Sustainable...

Our philosophy is to provide a high quality and exceptionally well structured volunteer project. Our expeditions are packed full of adventure and cultural insight, whilst having safety and support at their core. We also ensure that through our charity, the schools and communities you support receive long-term financial and physical assistance year-round. Think Pacific is not the cheapest volunteer organisation around, but this is for all the right reasons.

 

All Our Expeditions Include:

  • Airport welcome by Think Pacific Expedition leaders (or resort meet and greet if you arrive early).
  • All in-country expedition travel
  • All project accommodation
  • All-inclusive briefing and orientation from a beautiful beach resort.
  • All meals during your briefing, all meals for 3 and a half weeks staying with your Fijian village family and breakfast and evening meals during your final days of R&R at glorious beach resorts.
  • Guided weekend excursions such as rainforest treks, waterfall visits or island and snorkelling trips.
  • Organised evening Fijian activities including kava cereonies, lovo feasts, mat weaving,
  • Think Pacific Leaders and Fijian Matanivanua guides living with you 24/7.
  • In-country Director, Fiji based Project Managers and UK team providing planning, risk assessment and 24-hour back up support.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information & personal volunteer project planning.
  • Fiji expedition de-brief at a selection of beach resorts or castaway islands.
  • Your project donation towards the youth development goals in Fiji (which is used to purchase educational and sports equipment, fund scholarships and training for local people and build village facilities and school classrooms).
What's Not Included?
  • International flights (Approx £800-£1000)
  • Spending money (budget £200 for 1 Month) (budget £300 for 2 Months)
  • Visa (£60)

Students to Fiji Summer Expedition Dates

1-Month Expedition

 23rd May – 20th June 2019

28th May – 25th June 2019

4th June – 2nd July 2019

16th June – 14th July 2019

27th June – 25th July 2019

4th July – 1st August 2019

16th July – 13th August 2019

 

2-Month Expedition

22 June – 19 August  2019 – Limited Spaces Remaining

 

Students Stories From Fiji
Here's Bunch of Testimonial Videos For You..

Head to the Think Pacific Vimeo page to watch ALL of our student testimonials. We just couldn’t fit them all on here unfortunately. 

Millie John-Pierre - University of Strathclyde
Aslam Norhan - UCL International Student
Georgia Allen - University of Liverpool - Geography Student
Joseph Macphee - University of Glasgow
Lizzie Wallis - University of Manchester
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