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Discover Fiji! This week-long cultural experience is the perfect way to start your volunteer abroad vacation! Meet fellow participants and future volunteers, learn about traditional customs and go sightseeing.

Program Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in authentic Fijian culture
  • Experience a traditional Fijian welcome ceremony called a Kava Ceremony
  • Enjoy cultural activities and language lessons
  • Take a cooking class and visit the sand dunes
  • Book Culture Week with the program Inspire Kindergartners and you will receive a 50% discount off the full price of Culture Week. *Discount will be applied to your final balance.

Itinerary (One-week commitment):

Arrival Day, Sunday:
Arrive at  Nadi International Airport (NAN). Participants will be picked up from the airport and taken to their accommodation in Sigatoka. Settle into your new home for the week and get to know your fellow participants. 

Day 1, Monday: This morning will begin with an orientation, followed by lunch and a tour of Sigatoka.

Day 2, Tuesday: In the morning, participants will head out to a beautiful waterfall and take part in a traditional, Fijian kava ceremony. Following lunch at the waterfall, participants will enjoy a language class, followed by dinner.

Day 3, Wednesday: The morning kicks off with a Fijian cooking class! After lunch, participants will enjoy a Fijian dance class followed by a trip to the lovely Maui Bay.

Day 4, Thursday: At 9:00 AM, participants will explore a nearby sand dune. Following lunch, participants will join a weaving class for the afternoon.
 
Day 5, Friday: On this day, participants will visit a volunteer placement of their choosing.

Day 6, Saturday: Depart from Sigatoka this morning or stay on and volunteer at one of the programs.

Please note: Schedule is subject to change.
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Location of the Project:  Sigatoka, Fiji
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Project length:  1 week
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Arrival Airport:  Nadi International Airport (NAN)
Age:  Min age of 18. Age exceptions: Participants aged 16 and 17 may apply with parental consent.
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Number of Volunteers:  Up to 20 international participants

What's Included

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Accommodations:  Shared, single-gender rooms
Food:  Three meals during the week, two meals on weekends
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Airport Transfers:  Airport pickup is provided upon arrival
Orientation:  A full introduction is provided upon arrival.
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Support:  Comprehensive and professional pre-departure travel guidance, 24/7 GoEco emergency hotline, experienced local field team.

What's not Included

Flights, visas (if required), travel health insurance, lunches on weekends, personal expenses.
Sigatoka is most well-known for being a part of Fiji's Coral Coast - a beautiful area on the west side of Fiji lines with beachside  resorts and hotels. Sand dunes are also nearby, as well as the Kulukulu village and Kula Eco Park, making this a lively tourist destination. This area is also known as Fiji's adventure capital, since there are thrilling activities to join such as four-wheeling adventures, surfing beaches and even the chance to feed sharks!

Fiji's residents are extremely multicultural, with an increasing number of Indo-Fijian, Australians and New Zealanders. Aside from the locals, the capital frequently hosts a number of Asian sailors on leave and university students from around the Pacific.
 
Internet
Internet:  WiFi is available at the center.
Laundry
Laundry:  Laundry service is provided for a small additional fee.
Accommodations
Accommodations:  Participants will stay in a shared, single-gender rooms at a center in Sigatoka that sleep four to six people per room. There are refrigerators at the accommodation for your convenience and the closest supermarket is just a five minute's walk away.
Food:  Three meals a day are provided during the week (Monday to Friday) and two meals a day are provided on the weekends. Breakfast is Western-style and lunch and dinner are typically Fijian-style and on occasion Indian or Western. There is also a local supermarket, a five-minute walk from the center where you can purchase snacks and additional food items.
Please take note of this Culture Week's minimum requirements:
  • Minimum age of 18 (16/17 with parental consent)
  • Good level of English
  • Police clearance
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