Overview

Experience Fijian and Australian culture in depth as you immerse in their daily life and age-old traditions. Teach English to primary school children, help paint a school and participate in a conservation project. SCUBA dive and snorkel the unsurpassed Great Barrier Reef from a liveaboard boat.

As part of our community service program, we teach primary students 6-12 years old in Naiwaisomo Village in Figi. Next, we travel by boat to an uninhabited island and set up camp for a day of fun and night under the stars. We learn first hand about Fijian culture and traditions as we work side by side with our new Fijian friends during our next service project. We work hard to continue the construction of a walking path that connects the villagers to their community and eases the difficulty of getting around in the muddy terrain. After a connecting flight to Cairns, Australia, we make our way to Wooroonooran National Park, one of the most diverse places in the Wet Tropics World Heritage area and host to some of the oldest continually surviving rainforest in the world. Next, we volunteer at a wildlife center and refuge in Port Douglas. In Cairns, we have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to SCUBA dive the worlds premier diving location: the Great Barrier Reef. We complete coursework and log 5 dives to become PADI certified Open Water Divers or upgrade to an Advanced Open Water certification completing 9 dives.

Cost and Session Information

Dates: July 6 – July 27
Duration: 22 days

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