Location
  • Fiji
Length
2 to 8 weeks

Program Details

Language
English
Age Min.
17
Age Max
35
Timeframe
Spring Break Summer Winter Year Round
Housing
Host Family
Groups
Small Group (1-15) Medium Group (16-30)

Pricing

Price Details
Registration Fee: £195.
1 Month: £2,145 / $3,695 AUD
2 Month: £3,295 / $5,745 AUD

We pride ourselves on the delivery of such a safe, structured and personally supported experience. Your expedition fee includes your food, accommodation, in-country travel, resort briefings, R&R, weekend adventures, emergency support and your expedition leader team living with you 24/7. Expeditions also fund the work of the Think Pacific Foundation (Fijian charity FJ 989) enabling us to support Fiji's National Development Goals.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Travel Insurance Visa
Nov 03, 2023
Oct 11, 2023
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About Program

Experience the unique culture, customs and way of life of the South Pacific islands. Make lifelong friendships and shared memories on a challenging project, whilst gaining global experience, developing unique skills and making a real contribution.

Whether you are looking to enhance your university studies or embark upon a meaningful adventure as a gap year student or graduate, our projects provide a life-changing experience of Fiji.

A Think Pacific project will take you to a village you can only experience with us, because of our unique partnership with the Fijian Government. This means you can get under the skin of a beautiful country with beautiful people to make deep and meaningful relationships, whilst making a real contribution to communities that really need your support.

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Program Highlights

  • Meaningful team volunteer project & placements in the Fiji Islands.
  • In partnership with Fijian Government.
  • Complete cultural immersion in a rural village.
  • Project includes; food, accommodation, 24/7 in-country support, weekend adventures, domestic travel, charity donation.
  • Work on Youth, Build, Sport, Mental Health, Public Health & Leadership initiatives.

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Program Reviews

4.97 Rating
based on 154 reviews
  • 5 rating 97.4%
  • 4 rating 2.6%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Impact 4.9
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.95
  • Value 4.85
  • Safety 4.9
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Joe
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Mental Health Expedition

I had the opportunity to live in Naocobau located right on the coast of Fiji, it was gorgeous. As a group no one had a single bad thing to say about the whole project and if we didn't have to go I would still be there now. TP taught me valuable skills and helped me to be comfortable in presenting, aided through the workshops we were delivering. I cannot recommend this experience enough as it was honestly the best month of my life. The people I met from the project are now lifelong friends, and even in direct contact with a lot of the friends I made form the village

Pros
  • Learn new culture
  • develop new skills
  • meet new people
Cons
  • Travel
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33 people found this review helpful.
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Lucy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Youth Empowerment Project in Fiji!

My time in Fiji is one thing I will never forget!

To spend a month living in rural Fiji felt daunting, but the love that you receive from your village is the most heartwarming feeling, and this is all due to the care and support of Think Pacific.

The organisation has been great from start to finish and met every single one of my expectations. I was really careful of not being part of voluntourism but the impact the program has on the village is huge and I feel like I have been part of something amazing!

31 people found this review helpful.
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Eliza
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An experience you will never forget!

My time in Fiji with Think Pacific is undoubtedly the best thing I have ever done. The TP leaders and staff are so supportive and informative, ensuring we as volunteers make the most out of our experience. You will make amazing friends, from volunteers to villagers and will leave Fiji, not only with a better understanding of Fijian culture but also with an amazing Fijian family.

The days are planned, consisting of something new and exciting to learn. From mat weaving to learning the village meke - there is always something great to do.

The kindness and friendliness of the Fijians is unlike anything I have ever experienced and is infectious. You feel so welcomed into the village and the home you are staying in. You will leave Fiji with a strong passion for this wonderful country and TP’s initiatives.

Expect to drink lots of grog - you will learn to love it!

I cannot recommend this experience enough!

Pros
  • A life changing and enhancing experience
  • You make the most wonderful friends
Cons
  • Leaving the village was very difficult, you will miss your Fijian friends and family along
  • Adjusting back into life at home can be challenging
  • Whilst expensive (worth every penny though) - you can get university funding
32 people found this review helpful.
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Emma
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Think pacific sports programme!

Having the opportunity to go into a Fijian village was amazing let alone meeting my own Fijian family and seeing a true insight into their everyday lives.
I met so many new people and have made friends for life!
I couldn’t recommend this project more, the think pacific team were so helpful and supportive through the entire process.
My university and many other offer funding through funds such as the Turing charity which makes a huge difference to the total price!
Whilst in the village you have the chance to go and explore, we went on morning sunset hikes, up a waterfall and played muddy rugby which was a highlight of my trip.

Pros
  • Making new friends
  • Seeing another culture and living in it
  • Being in fiji! It’s beautiful
Cons
  • You have to leave your Fijian family :(
  • It can be hard to adjust but once you do it’s amazing
31 people found this review helpful.
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Amaani
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

One to remember!

My time in Fiji was one of the most rewarding and special memories I have ever made. I made friends and family for life!
I was able to learn so much about the beauty of Fijian culture. I also learnt so much about life through the different perspectives of the Fijian youth! I have been able to incorporate these perspectives into my life in the UK. I would say I have definitely become a more open-minded person because of this experience.

If you have the chance to do this opportunity you really won’t regret it !!!

Pros
  • Discovering culture
  • Gratitude
  • Challenging yourself
Cons
  • Living habits
  • Homesickness
35 people found this review helpful.
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Libby
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic opportunity!!

Volunteering this summer with Think Pacific was such a fantastic experience!

Having the opportunity to work in meaningful collaboration with the local community to build a health dispensary taught me a lot about Fijian culture and myself. Living with a Fijian family, along with another volunteer, was an absolute pleasure. They were so happy, warm, and welcoming.

It was incredible to see and experience a different way of life for a month. I would 1000% recommend getting yourself involved and over to Fiji to be a part of this wonderful program.

Pros
  • Immerse yourself in Fijian culture
  • Increase global citizenship & cultural intelligence
  • Contribute to the development initiatives of Fiji
Cons
  • Could be expensive if Uni funding isn't utilised
  • Limited contact to home in the village
36 people found this review helpful.
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Chloe
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The most amazing experience

Words can not explain how amazing my time volunteering in Fiji with Think Pacific was. The village we stayed in was so welcoming and it was a privilege to be able to join their families. I had the best time ever and I will always be grateful I had the opportunity to experience it. I have made life long friends with other volunteers and also now have family on the other side of the world. I would recommend volunteering for Think Pacific to anyone as it was one of the best experiences of my life!

33 people found this review helpful.
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Shakeel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteering in Fiji

Volunteering in Fiji ended up being one of the best experiences of my life. I am truly grateful I had the privilege to be a part of one of the projects. The community in the village are so welcoming, it’s almost as though you never left home in the first place. Not only will the projects provide you with invaluable skills, the memories made on these projects are unforgettable. I highly recommend the projects to anyone who has the means to partake in them and wants to learn more about themselves and other cultures.

33 people found this review helpful.

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