Program Name: Teaching and Caring Volunteer Abroad in Fiji with Projects Abroad
Organization: Projects Abroad
About Projects Abroad: It was founded in 1992 when Dr. Peter Slowe, a university professor, realized the need for international programs that involve travelling and working abroad at the same time. A couple of his students approached him with an idea of spending a gap year in Eastern Europe. Knowing some colleagues in Romania, Dr. Peter Slowe set up a teaching English program for his students which gave a jump start to Projects Abroad.
Student by student Projects Abroad began sending participants on Teach English Abroad programs in Eastern Europe. Realizing the need for international volunteers in developing countries, Projects Abroad began growing and expanding its programs to many other countries all over the world.
Whether you are 16 or 75, a high school student or a retired professional, volunteering overseas is something that will change your life forever. No matter what your background or age is, Projects Abroad will find the right volunteer abroad program for you!
Fiji, a beautiful tropical island nation, has a rich cultural history and an eclectic mix of traditions. Tourism is very popular, and is one of the country's biggest businesses. English is an official language, but other languages, such as Fijian and Fijian Hindi, are very commonly spoken. In becoming an English teacher, you will be helping schoolkids strengthen their English conversation skills, which will prepare them for good jobs in the future. It is important for them to become functional in English so that they may succeed in business.
There are positions available in many different schools, and in different subjects as well. For instance, you may have the opportunity to teach sports, math, art, or a variety of subjects, depending on your school. You will really have the opportunity to work closely with students and be a valuable role model for them. You will also get to learn about their culture, as they learn about yours.
In addition to looking great on your resume, teaching English abroad can be the experience of a lifetime. You will have the satisfaction of making a positive impact on society, as well as gaining valuable new insight about another culture.
Requirements and Qualifications: No requirements or qualifications necessary, just a desire to help and an open mind
Age: 16 and up
Cost: Please visit our website
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Full travel insurance
- Medical insurance
- In-country induction with a staff member upon arrival
- 24 hour back-up and Support from staff at home and abroad
- Personalized MyProjectsAbroad page
- Pre-departure support from desk officer by email and phone
- Visa support (if applicable)
Cost not included:
- Airfare, though can be booked through Projects Abroad
- Visa fees (if applicable)
- In-country personal expenses
Living Specifications: Local host families
Other Projects Abroad Programs:
Community Volunteer Work program in India
Community Volunteer Work in Ethiopia
Community Volunteer Work in Bolivia
Community Volunteer Work in Cambodia
Community Volunteer Work in Morocco
Community Volunteer Program in Peru
Community Volunteer Work in Mongolia
To receive more information about this program please fill out "Request More Info" form.