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  • Fiji
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Oct 10, 2023
Feb 07, 2024
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About Program

Immerse yourself in hands-on learning and tropical island living with TEAN’s study abroad Fiji programs.

Designed particularly for science-focused students, studying abroad in Fiji opens up a whole new world of opportunity. TEAN’s study abroad Fiji semester program offers students a unique opportunity to study environmental science, marine studies, biology, tourism, geography and more complete with experiential courses and extensive field trips.

All of TEAN’s study abroad Fiji programs are held at the premier institution for higher education in the South Pacific, the University of South Pacific (USP). USP serves as the primary university for the South Pacific’s 12 island nations and its main Laucala campus is just a short walk from the center of Suva, Fiji’s vibrant capital. Though Fiji’s largest city, Suva still maintains a relaxed island vibe and is located right on the coast so students can easily access both urban comforts and beachside bliss.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Here at TEAN, we strive to be a leader in supporting students from all backgrounds to be able to travel and learn abroad. Our aim is to empower our students and help prepare them for a life-changing experience. Everyone's identity is unique to them and can be an integral aspect on where a person chooses to study or intern abroad. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! The DEI team is passionate about advocating against social injustices, racism, homophobia, xenophobia and all discriminatory social constructs. It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Here at TEAN, we strive to be a leader in supporting students from all backgrounds to be able to travel and learn abroad. Our aim is to empower our students and help prepare them for a life-changing experience. Everyone's identity is unique to them and can be an integral aspect on where a person chooses to study or intern abroad. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! The DEI team is passionate about advocating against social injustices, racism, homophobia, xenophobia and all discriminatory social constructs. It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Neurodivergent Support

TEAN is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of neurodivergence. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Accessibility Support

TEAN is committed to facilitating quality programming to students with varying levels of accessibility. Our entire TEAN team is here to help you feel informed, comfortable, empowered and supported throughout every step of your journey. In addition, we have a dedicated Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) team that is ready to act as your resource! It is their priority, along with TEAN’s, to ensure students of all backgrounds have access to and are encouraged to travel, specifically through study abroad.

Impact

Sustainability

TEAN’s Choose Earth initiative is our way of building environmental and social responsibility into the ethos and outcomes of education abroad. At TEAN, we believe that studying abroad should include learning about – and finding solutions to – our most challenging societal problems, such as sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity, resource use, habitat preservation, gender inequality and social injustice in a globalized world.

Ethical Impact

To this end, TEAN is committed to providing experiential learning opportunities abroad that help build the knowledge, skills and attitudes students need to become locally engaged, civically minded and globally responsible. We believe that studying abroad should include learning about – and finding solutions to – our most challenging societal problems, such as sustainable development, climate change, biodiversity, resource use, habitat preservation, gender inequality and social injustice in a globalized world.

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fiji scholars

From Fiji’s fascinating capital city, Suva, join a multicultural student and faculty population at the University of the South Pacific. As the region’s most prestigious university, USP’s tropical campus serves as a base to further your studies, meet other international and local students through immersive activities organized by the USP Students Association, and as a jumping-off point for unique field trips and excursions. Outside of class, soak up the sun while exploring Fiji’s nature!

Scholarships

TEAN by WorldStrides Diversity Scholarship

This scholarship is offered for summer and semester programs and is intended for students with identities historically underserved in education abroad. This can include, but is not limited to, individuals who identify as African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, Alaskan Native, American Indian, Native Hawaiian, LGBTQIA+, First-Generation College Students, U.S. Military Veterans, students with disabilities, and/or students at Minority-Serving Institutions.

Value
$2,500 - $5,000

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Anusha
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Fiji - The Scholar Games- Summer Program

AMAZING. This past summer I participated in the Fiji Scholar Games: an extraordinary opportunity to not only explore the stunning Pacific Islands, but also immerse myself in a thrilling challenge-based competition similar to Survivor!

Our team, Tivua, was crowned champion of the Scholar Games! We exhibited excellent teamwork, applied effective communication skills, and demonstrated adaptability throughout various mental and physical challenges. This unique competitive experience was enriched with the University of South Pacific’s course on Pacific Worlds. We spent much of our time diving deep into topics like Pacific cultural heritage and diversity of Pacific societies for sustainable development. Some specific issues we discussed were migration patterns, colonial and post-colonial contexts, Pacific understandings of cultural and natural heritage sources and conflict over these resources, and future challenges and opportunities in the region. This experience taught valuable life lessons while creating unforgettable memories and forming a tight-knit bond with native Fijians and other university students from across the United States. I'm immensely grateful for the support of my professors, teammates, and the vibrant Fijian community that made this experience possible.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
We went stargazing and it was so beautiful and very emotional. Since Fiji is so far from light pollution, we were able to see the milky way so clearly with our naked eye. It was lifechanging.
Pros
  • Unique program- unlike any other study abroad experience out there
  • Very relaxed- since you're not rushing to visit a bunch of tourist attractions, you have time to just enjoy the natural beauty of Fiji.
  • The Fijian Sunsets are stunning.
Cons
  • Unless you pay for an island hopping trip, you stay on Mana Island basically the whole time. I enjoyed that aspect, but some people would not.
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