Summer Service Program in Fiji

Experience Impactful Service and Adventure On This Immersive Service Trip For Teens!

Looking for an unforgettable high school summer travel program? Join our Fijian family! Experience Fijian life first hand and contribute to service projects that bring us to the heart of the local community. On this teen volunteer program, you will teach English and geography classes, take part in a Sevu Sevu Welcome Ceremony, and soak up the sunshine while snorkeling, trekking to hidden waterfalls, SCUBA diving (optional add on), and spying on spinner dolphins. It’s the perfect Fiji summer service program!

Itinerary

DAYS 1-4: VITI LEVU ISLAND ORIENTATION

Our beautiful beach eco-resort on Fiji’s Sunshine Coast serves as a wonderful base for orientation, getting to know one another, and introductory community service activities with a local school. We hit the local market to barter for our colorful sulus, or sarongs, the national dress of both men and women in Fiji.

DAYS 5-10: COMMUNITY SERVICE & CULTURAL EXCHANGE

We head off to live with our homestay families in rolling hills of Fiji. They greet us with a traditional Sevu Sevu ceremony, as we get acquainted with the local culture, put on our sulus, and meet the friendliest people on the planet. Days are spent working alongside local communities members on projects they deem needed. Past projects have included rebuilding homes after Cyclone Winston, teaching kindergarten, and painting the school. We eat traditional Fijian meals as a group, while joyfully playing with many local children. On Saturday, we have the opportunity to watch a Rugby match – the national sport of Fiji! Living and learning from this community allows us to connect deeply with the heart and beauty of what makes Fiji such a magical country.

Please see The Homestay Experience for more information on how we select our homestay communities and families!

DAYS 11-13: MARINE BIOLOGY ECO-ADVENTURE

Our time in Fiji would be incomplete without some time by the beach! We have the opportunity to SCUBA dive off the coast, seeing stunning sea creatures like never before (Note: Scuba is an optional add on for $120). Then, we head to our gorgeous lodging overlooking the ocean to settle in to a relaxing and fun end of the trip. We get to snorkeling and see spinner dolphins leap right out of the water in front of us. We also hike to a beautiful swimming hole and eat a traditional meal called Lovo that had been spoked in an underground oven.

DAYS 14-15: PROGRAM WRAP UP AND DEPARTURE

We wrap up our adventures with an awesome final dinner and reflection activity.  The next day, we depart for home. Join us to explore this special culture, meet people who will always be in your heart, and discover what it means to have a truly profound travel experience!

Global Works will arrange a chaperoned group flight for this program. Airfare is not included in the tuition. When flights become available, please contact us for the latest airfare pricing or visit our Flight & Travel Arrangements page for more information about travel days.

Please note that, given the unprecedented nature of travel currently, this itinerary is subject to change.

Participants may be subject to additional expenses related to entry requirements to your destination and/or re-entry to your home country. Global Works does not cover these expenses. Additional costs may include, but are not limited to, COVID tests, insurance, or other. See our Covid-19 FAQ’s for more information.   The most up to date requirements can be found via links on your login page on the Flight and Travel Day Instruction form after enrollment.

Community Service Projects

Educational Volunteering

Teach English, Math, and Geography in a Fijian school

Building Projects

Restore a local school or work on constructing the community center

Community Development

Work with the women in the kitchen or help paint a newly constructed home

Adventure & Cultural Activities

Experience Fiji's community life

SCUBA and snorkel Fiji's brilliant blue coastal waters

Trek volcanic mountain trails

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Accommodations

NADI HOTEL

Located on the main island of Viti Levu, our beach side hotel is a perfect place for orientation and introductory activities. Lodging is hotel style with students sleeping in rooms in groups of 3-4. Hot water, pool, and access to the beach are included amenities.

HOMESTAY

Homestays are with local families in a small village, where every home is within a 5 minute walk. Students will stay 2-3 per home in with a private room that shared between the participants. Homes are humble and families are incredibly welcoming.  Meals will be prepared by locals and eaten together as a group in the local community center.

BEACH ECO-LODGE

We stay in a local eco-hotel. Students will stay in rooms that house 2-6 participants. Meals and activities will be provided at the lodge. We will be walking distance from the beach and ahve the perfect set up for group activities and trip reflection.

Reviews & Testimonials

As we all lined up to leave our homestay in Nativi, men, women, and children surrounded us. I say to myself, ‘if they start singing, I will cry’. Sing they did, and cry I did. As we shook hands and gave thank yous and hugs, I was flooded with an inexplicable emotion. I must go back.

- Delaney B., Fiji Participant

Our daughter came home saying, “It is amazing how beautiful a smile can be!” Thank you for letting our daughter, Phoebe, accompany you on this trip to Fiji! She and her “Fijian Mom” have already corresponded!

- Kathy D. G., Parent of Fiji Participant