Projects Abroad High School Summer Volunteer in Fiji

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Video and Photos

Projects Abroad volunteers on the Conservation project scuba diving in Fiji
Projects Abroad volunteers on the Conservation project scuba diving in Fiji
A teen volunteer with Fijian children
A teen volunteer with Fijian children

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Projects Abroad offers two great volunteer abroad programs in Fiji for High School students! Jump on the opportunity to work with disadvantaged children in the community village or get trained on the PADI Open Water Course as you work with sharks!

For more details, visit Projects Abroad's site for high school programs!

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Reviews

10 Rating
based on 3 reviews
  • Growth 9.7
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9.7
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Anna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

14 AMAZING DAYS IN FIJI

My name is Anna, I am Italian, and last year I participated in the volunteer project in Fiji with my other peers. It was a wonderful experience, I really learned to know a different culture from my own, to work as a team during community work and being with children and my host family was great. I hope to make a journey like this again in my life because it manages to make you grow and mature. I would recommend it to anyone. I spoke at school, wrote in the newspaper and told my family about my experience but no one can really understand what I experienced: it is one of those journeys to live intensely and savor. I was lucky enough to be the only Italian girl so I had to experiment with my English (still too weak) and it allowed me to forge links with boys of different nationalities from all over the world.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
dear future volunteers I recommend you leave with an open mind, the will to do and so much joy to give. You don't have to start with preconceptions and you need to be aware that you are always away from home (for someone it can be a big problem). for the rest, have fun, have fun, have fun!
Response from Projects Abroad

Hi Anna,
Thank you for your review on our High School Specials, Care & English project in Fiji. I’m delighted that you had a positive and rewarding experience. Your involvement with the project is hugely appreciated by Projects Abroad and the local community. We look forward to you volunteering with us again.

Karishma Nandan, Country Director for Fiji

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Sophia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

AMAZING EXPERIENCE

I loved every moment of it and met some amazing people! The staff were very fun and helpful and they made the stay even better. I found it to be a really great experience living with a real Fijian family and getting to know and spend time with them and get to learn and experience their unique culture (meeting the chief, trying the food etc). All the work we did was so rewarding and developed team working skills etc...
we also did lots of fun activities such as going on a day trip to South Sea Island, mud pools, into Nadi and lots of other things.
I would definitely recommend this volunteering opportunity to anyone who is considering it! You will make the most amazing memories and friends as well as having a incredibly rewarding time helping out!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Enjoy every moment and don’t be afraid to give anything a go
Response from Projects Abroad

Hi Sophia,
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review of the High School Specials, Care & Community Village Project in Fiji. Your effort was not only appreciated by us but, by the local community. We look forward to having you on another project or Internship in the near future!

Karishma Nandan, Country Director for Fiji

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Lauren
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best trip of my life

This was my first experience with Projects Abroad, and I decided to go to Fiji for a care and community project for teenagers. I can honestly say this trip was one of the best experiences of my life. There were so many things that made it as enjoyable and memorable as it was. Some of these things include; the amazing support staff during and prior to the trip, the placement and what I did at the placement, the host family and the other wonderful volunteers I was able to share this experience with.

Prior to the trip, you have a correspondence who helps you with all the necessary documents and forms that you need to fill out before you leave. My correspondent for my trip was absolutely so amazing and helpful. She was able to email me everything I needed to know from the technical documents to what my average day to day during my placement would look like. She answered all my questions and queries that I had and we sent regular emails and also phone calls once a week around 2 weeks before I left. She was so kind and willing to help which made things so much easier.

What I did during my placement was so much fun and such a great experience.
A typical day was spent with the children at a local village in Nadi, Fiji, teaching them basic english and numeracy. Bonding with these children was definitely the highlight of the trip. Then we typically spent around 2hrs redecorating the local kindergarten, repainting and drawing murals all throughout the classroom. Finally, we would either go on a fun day trip to one of the activities Projects Abroad had planned or went to our host home to chill out and rest for the rest of the night.
This was the main chunk of your day and was definitely the most fun and rewarding. Although as much fun participating in all the touristy things was, playing and teaching with the kids was 100% the best part. They are so high energy and just love life which is really so inspiring. Not only the kids but their parents and community, in general, were all so welcoming and lovely to us.

My host family made the experience so much better and it was nice as I was able to be placed with my friend. The accommodation was up to a great standard and the food they packed us for lunch and dinner was really tasty. My particular host family had 2 children whom I loved playing and spending time with. As they were on school holiday, they had a lot of energy that they needed to burn off which gave me the opportunity to play with them all afternoon which was definitely so much fun.

Being able to spend the trip with a bunch of other volunteers was really fun. There were girls from all around the world literally, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Canda. And interacting with people who were also invested and interested in volunteer work was such an awesome feeling.

Being given the opportunity to travel overseas to give back to a less fortunate community was so incredible and I truly couldn't recommend this trip enough. It is a jam-packed adventure which is really eye opening and gives a greater perspective on life.
Thank you to all the people who made this trip possible and a special thanks to Projects Abroad for having such incredible opportunities available to people.

What would you improve about this program?
It's pretty great as it is, as they do have so much experience. But I guess the home stay places could be improved, or other family options could be explored.
Response from Projects Abroad

Dear Lauren: It sounds like you had an amazing time in Fiji! All of our staff work very hard to make sure your experience is as enjoyable as possible and that you can adapt easily to your new surroundings, which is why like to guide you even before you even arrive to your destination! It's great that you got along with your family and even played with the kids! Thanks for sharing