Volunteer Expedition - The Fiji Islands
97% Rating
(7 Reviews)

Volunteer Expedition - The Fiji Islands

Travel and teach in Fiji. Volunteer in a local school and make an impact in the village of Namatakula whilst fully immersing yourself in the lives and colorful culture of Fiji's friendly, welcoming people. Our program philosophy is to provide safe, meaningful and high quality volunteer travel.

Our travel Fiji expedition will take you 'off the beaten track' and allow you to experience all that Fiji has to offer. Our expedition will compliment your project work, providing you with the opportunity to immerse yourself deep within the rich Fijian culture. You will engage with local people, learn new skills and broaden your own horizons. This is an optional part of our program but we recommend it not to be missed!

Highlights
  • Pre Departure Accredited Teacher Training
  • Live with local communities
  • Country Expedition
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Become a Travel Teacher Ambassador
Locations
Oceania » Fiji
Length
1-2 Weeks
2-4 Weeks
1-3 Months
Language
English
Timeframe
Summer
Housing
Host Family
Starting Price
$800.00
Currency
GBP
Price Details
24/7 in country support
All necessary project equipment and materials
All necessary project training by experienced staff
Travel Teacher T-shirt
Accredited Award in Education and Training
Full induction prior to your experience
In country welcome meeting and location orientation
Accommodation (Full board)
Airport Transfers
Transportation throughout the duration of your experience
Full Discovery Itinerary inclusive of fees and transport ( You may opt out of this by selecting the Travel Teacher Lite option)
Travel Teacher Awards Celebration
Travel Teacher Alumni membership
The opportunity to become a Travel Teacher ambassador

Full details of cost available via the 'Visit Site' button

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Impact
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  • Support
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  • Fun
    96%
  • Value
    96%
  • Safety
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Program Reviews (7)

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Joe
Male
20 years old
Southampton
Southampton Solent University

Fiji 2017 Review

10/10

What a wonderful opportunity to embark on an amazing challenge! The ability to embrace their culture and lifestyle was eye-opening and rewarding experience. In addition, the privilege to teach pupils of whom showed respect, kindness and a willingness to learn. The rapport you will build with your selected class is astonishing and a relationship like no other. Finally, the range of expeditions on offer are impressive and guaranteed to make you very excited!

How can this program be improved?

Having a shop to buy water and snacks from within the village.

Alannah
Female

It’s what you’re looking for ..

10/10

I wanted to travel the world while making an impact to places i visited in anyway possible - therefore Travel Teacher appeared perfect for me and clearly many others. Little did i know that making a change to a place like Fiji and the Fijian people would also completely change and impact me as a person - my outlook on life and the world along with my perspective on happiness has been broadened and i find myself being fascinated with the smallest of things now that i have experienced such a wide variety of lifestyles, from teaching children who had nothing but huge smiles on their faces, crossing a river to get to our home, showering in fresh water to then visit 5* hotels, beautiful islands and huge shopping malls, i can appreciate all assets of life along with a variety of different people and cultures. This is the best, most rewarding thing i have experienced yet and I've met people i will never ever forget :)

How can this program be improved?

It couldn’t. It’s a really thought out program where you get to see a high majority of Fiji as well as being able to really get involved in Fijian life, teaching and living around the local children and creating bonds with them. For me, this was exactly what I was looking for.

Holly
Female

Fiji- Travel teacher-My experience

9/10

My time in Fiji was exactly what I expected. Full of culture, variety of foods and appreciative people. Fiji is a beautiful country which has a variety of beautiful beaches and exclusive islands which we were lucky enough to visit. Alongside this we got to explore waterfalls, caves, speedboat experiences and local shopping. Fiji itself is quite poor in some areas so whilst we got to visit the exclusivity of upmarket hotels, in contrast we really got to see how individuals valued what we had especially the school children who we taught. The children were always happy and it was great to see an impact being made within schools and across culture.

How can this program be improved?


-bit more information on the cost of local things e.g food, drinks to know how much money to bring

Sarah
Female

My Time in Fiji

10/10

Travel Teacher has been such an amazing experience which I am so glad I participated in. I have learnt so much from my time in Fiji and have loved every aspect of it, from working and building relationships with the children and experiencing the Fijian culture to going to different islands and doing many exciting activities. We had the chance to develop our own skills and the balance between learning and volunteering in the school environment and exploring the many adventures Fiji has to offer was a perfect. I have been pushed out of my comfort zone and gained in confidence and also met some great people!

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Richard
Male
51 years old
China
Other

Great experience in Fiji

9/10

Going to Beachcoomber island, great company, scenery, snorkelling, sun and people. Simply breathtaking and beautiful. Take a boat on sunny day to a little island in the South Pacific that is paradise, snorkel in beautiful clear blue seas surrounded by marine life and warm waters, lay and a golden sandy beach in sunny warm weather and then take a stroll around the island in 20 mins - all in all a beautiful day I will never forget

How can this program be improved?

Difficult to say it was a fun packed program coupled with a great experience with the Fijian students. Very hospitable natives and beautiful surroundings. Difficult to improve!!

Aaron
Male
23 years old

BULA! My time in fiji

10/10

Well for me going to Fiji was life changing, the overall experience really gets you out of your comfort zone(in a good way) TravelTeacher is such a unique charity-you actally get to experience the life of a fijian but also expored fiji as well.

For me career and which way to go had always been a struggle, I've done plumbing and restaurant management-but it wasn't me. Thankfully I was able to go back to college and study sports (which I should of done in the first place) I loved my course and my Tutor Matt gave everyone in the class to come to Fiji, it wasn't like a 2 week holiday(ok in a way it kind of was but it was more) the Itinerey looked amazing as well as the experience. Not also are we traveling to Fiji but we will have a Teaching qualification in education and training level 3. Even though it's a stepping stone-Rome wasn't built in a day :)

One of my favourite moments was when we went to beach Comber island, it was beautiful, we also got to see some turtles and I went in the water and did 2 minutes of snorkeling(as I can't swim I had to have a life jacket) but it was really good just being in the ocean and not knowing what was underneath you. My best experience was when we had our school day, teaching is something I have a passion for as doing sports development and coaching to then hopefully become a P.E teacher. It was really something getting that teaching environment and the kids are so sweet again very different to England, not just the people but the school, everything is so basic which was nice-no technology, the community was WOW I have never seen such a string community like this.

While we were there we had our 3 hours at school(which was such a joy as teaching is something I want to do) The Villiage we stayed In Nammitukula was such a blessing, everyone was so happy to see us and to be in our company. I have never seen a community this strong before. It also gave my time to reflect on my faith abit more as there were other Christians there. But the overall experience was just WOW, we went to beachcomber Island(dream world) I can't be more thankful for this oppertunatey. Thank you to Vani and Watson(which I hope you guys see they are lovely) Also a Thank you to cheeka and his family. I would definitely recommend it to anyone, even if you don't want to do to teaching you learn so much more about yourself and the people your around(surrounding, different way of life, out of your comfort zone) It's such a good idea that both party can bennifit, it helps us as learner a and helps the teacher(support) and the community. :)

Everyone is so friendly and they all say BULA! (Mean hello) overall this experience given me a platformto stand on as we're getting a quificaton in education and training, even if you done want to do teaching, this experience gives you so much more, it gives you confidence, making use your initiative/adapt, helping you as a person to grow. The best thing is it doesn't just help us, it helps the teachers as we aid in there lessons. 10/10 highly recommended to anyone. Vanaka(means thank you)

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Chanice
Female
20 years old
Southampton

Travel Teacher

10/10

Honestly can't explain my time doing Travel Teacher! It was everything I expected and more, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I got so much support from the Travel Teacher team and the other participant, everyone just feels like a big family. As cheesy as it sounds Fiji is a home away from home and it wouldn't of been without the people.
Teaching at the school was an overwhelming experience, little things we take for granted these children would love to have. They were constantly excited and raring to learn, it was an amazing learning environment to be around. This experience changed my life and I couldn't be happier that I took part in it.

How can this program be improved?

I honestly couldn't think of any improvements. I just wish it didn't have to come to an end but that's nothing that can be helped.

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