Fiji

 

High School Student Travel in Fiji

Explore Fiji With No Barriers Youth Programming

Bula and welcome to the Fiji Islands! If sun, surf, sand, and sevu sevu comprise your ideal time abroad, you’ve come to the right corner of the planet. Student travel in Fiji gives you the chance to meet village community members and learn from our expert local staff. Participate in a traditional kava ceremony, passing the coconut between friends—don’t be surprised if you immediately feel like family. Whether taking a boat to the remote islands, trekking amongst the greenest highlands you’ve ever seen, or spending time oohing and ahhing that gorgeous coastal sunset, there’s a teen travel program in Fiji for everyone!

  • Contribute to community service projects that range from cooking meals for local community members to helping with a construction project in a village.
  • Experience Fijian culture during traditional kava ceremonies, language lessons, and village visits.
  • Spend time in the mountains where you’ll live in pairs with a Fijian host family.
  • Visit the secluded island of Somosomo and meet their Lady Chief.

What to Know Before Taking High School Students to Study Abroad in Fiji

Vinaka vakalevu. While in Fiji, you can expect to be greeted with warm hospitality (there’s a reason Fijians are called the friendliest people in the world), not to mention a strong respect for the greater community. Locals will expect you to show respect for the household by taking off your shoes and covering your knees and shoulders.

Fijian culture is strongly tied to the land and sea. Fishing, swimming, and walking along the coast will be prime staples of your student travel in Fiji experience!

As an ambassador from your school and home community, you should treat Fijians with the same respect and interest they have for you. Make an effort to get to know the people around you and always conduct yourself with gracious humility.

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South Pacific Eco-Lodge

Day 1: Welcome to Fiji! 
  • Morning: Arrive into Nadi, Fiji. Meet your No Barriers Expedition Leaders upon arrival and transfer to the Eco-Lodge in Momi Bay, Fiji.  
  • Afternoon: Head to Natadola beach for orientation games, swimming, relaxation and lunch under the palm trees.  
  • Evening: Engage in a formal welcome ceremony to Fiji, where you’ll learn about local customs and the week ahead.  
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay  
Day 2: Community Service 
  • Morning: After informal language lessons, head out for a day of infrastructure service in a local village.  
  • Afternoon: After lunch at the Eco-Lodge continue your service on this project.  
  • Evening: Enjoy games and discussions lead by your local leaders.  
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay  
Day 2: Sand Dunes and Culture 
  • Morning: After breakfast, head to the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, where you’ll hike the sand dunes and explore the Coral Coast.  
  • Afternoon: Take a clay making workshop with local women, where you’ll learn about traditional methods of making clay objects and get to make something too! 
  • Evening: Watch a traditional Fijian dance called a meke performed by dancers from a local village.  
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay 
Day 4: Hot Pools and Service 
  • Morning: Head out to your community service project for the morning.  
  • Afternoon: After lunch, head to the Sabeto Hot Pools, where you’ll cover yourself in mud and hop in different temperature pools for a local traditional spa day. 
  • Evening: Take part in a cultural discussion and reflection on your community service projects.  
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay  
Day 5: Service and Kayaking 
  • Morning: Engage in service in the local community.  
  • Afternoon: Head out kayaking into the mangroves to learn about one of the most important plant species to this island nation.  
  • Evening: Enjoy a bonfire and games with your group.  
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay 
Day 6: Meals on Flip Flops 
  • Morning: Head out shopping to get cooking supplies and ingredients to make food for a local women’s shelter. 
  • Afternoon: Cook at a local community member’s house as you prepare a delicious meal and learn about issues that are affecting the local community.  
  • Evening: Deliver the meal to the women’s shelter and take time to hear the women’s stories and play with the kids who live there.  
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay  
Day 7: Swim and Snorkel 
  • Morning: Get ready for a full day of island hopping! Stop by the world famous Cloudbreak, one of the world’s best surfing destinations, and head out to the sandbar for swimming in the crystal clear waters. 
  • Afternoon: After lunch at a resort, head back out for snorkeling and enjoying the beautiful coral reefs of Fiji.  
  • Evening: Take a walk up to Momi Guns Heritage site for a final sunset and farewell ceremony.  
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay 
Day 8: Moce, Fiji!  
  • Morning: Head to town for souvenir shopping. 
  • Afternoon: Have a final reflection and say your goodbyes to Fiji. 
  • Evening: Depart Fiji. Return home with a new appreciation for Fiji and the people.  
  • Accommodation: Overnight flight home 

South Pacific Island Adventure

Day 1: Welcome to Fiji! 
  • Morning: Arrive into Nadi, Fiji. Meet your No Barriers Expedition Leaders upon arrival and transfer to the Eco-Lodge in Momi Bay, Fiji.  
  • Afternoon: Head to Natadola beach for orientation games, swimming, relaxation and lunch under the palm trees.  
  • Evening: Engage in a formal welcome ceremony to Fiji where you’ll learn about local customs and the week ahead.  
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay  
Day 2: Sand Dunes and Culture 
  • Morning: After breakfast, head to the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park, where you’ll hike the dunes and explore the Coral Coast.  
  • Afternoon: Take a clay making workshop with local women, where you’ll learn about traditional methods of making clay objects and you’ll get to make something too! 
  • Evening: Watch a traditional Fijian dance called a meke performed by dancers from a local village.  
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay 
Day 3: Zipline and Kayak 
  • Morning: Go ziplining on the largest zipline in Fiji, where you’ll race through the forest canopy on a series of ziplines to a cannibal cave.  
  • Afternoon: Head out kayaking into the mangroves to learn about one of the most important plant species to this island nation.  
  • Evening: Enjoy a bonfire and games with your group.  
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay 
Day 4: Bound for the Highlands  
  • Morning: Pack up and head to town to do your homestay shopping for the local family you’ll be staying with in the Highlands. 
  • Afternoon: Travel by 4×4 truck to the interior of Fiji and arrive at Nausori Village. 
  • Evening: Present sevusevu, or kava, to the Chief of Nausori Village and move in with your new homestay family. Spend time getting to know your host family as they teach you more about Fijian culture and history. 
  • Accommodation: Homestay, Nausori Village 
Day 5: Life in the Village 
  • Morning: After breakfast at our staff house, have an informal language class and take a weaving class with the local women.  
  • Afternoon: Hike over to the local waterfall for swimming and playing with the local kids.  
  • Evening: Enjoy a farewell kava ceremony with your host family as your time in the Highlands comes to a close. 
  • Accommodation: Homestay, Nausori Village 
Day 6: Relax in Hot Pools 
  • Morning: Say farewell to the Highlands and head by 4×4 back down to Nadi.  
  • Afternoon: After lunch in town, head to the Sabeto Hot Pools where you’ll cover yourself in mud and hop in different temperature pools for a local traditional spa day. 
  • Evening: Settle back into the Eco-Lodge and play a group game.  
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay 
Day 7: Swim and Snorkel 
  • Morning: Get ready for a full day of island hopping! Stop by the world famous Cloudbreak, one of the world’s best surfing destinations, and head out to the sandbar for swimming in the crystal clear waters. 
  • Afternoon: After lunch at a resort, head back out for snorkeling and enjoying the beautiful coral reefs of Fiji.  
  • Evening: Take a walk up to Momi Guns Heritage site for a final sunset and farewell ceremony.  
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay 
Day 8: Moce, Fiji!  
  • Morning: Head to town for souvenir shopping. 
  • Afternoon: Have a final reflection and say your goodbyes to Fiji. 
  • Evening: Depart Fiji. Return home with a new appreciation for Fiji and the people.  
  • Accommodation: Overnight flight home

The Fijian Highlands: Culture and Immersion

Day 1: Welcome to Fiji! 
  • Morning: Arrive into Nadi, Fiji. Meet your No Barriers Expedition Leaders upon arrival and transfer to the Eco-Lodge in Momi Bay, Fiji.  
  • Afternoon: Head to Natadola beach for orientation games, swimming, relaxation and lunch under the palm trees.  
  • Evening: Engage in a formal welcome ceremony to Fiji where you’ll learn about local customs and the week ahead.  
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay  
Day 2: Bound for the Highlands  
  • Morning: Pack up and then head to town to do shopping for your time with your homestay. Items will be brought to your homestay family to aid in your stay. 
  • Afternoon: Travel by 4×4 truck to the interior of Fiji and arrive at Nausori Village. 
  • Evening: Present sevusevu, or kava, to the Chief of Nausori Village and move in with your new homestay family.  
  • Accommodation: Homestay, Nausori Village 
Day 3: Life in the Village 
  • Morning: After breakfast at our staff house, engage in infrastructure service among the community’s ongoing projects. 
  • Afternoon: After lunch, have an informal language class and then continue with your community service. 
  • Evening: Enjoy dinner with the group and spend time getting to know your host family as they teach you more about Fijian culture and history. 
  • Accommodation: Homestay, Nausori Village 
Day 4: Life in the Village 
  • Morning: Continue working hard on your projects out in the community.  
  • Afternoon: Take a break and head over to the local waterfall for swimming and playing with the local kids. After your swim break, continue to work on your projects.  
  • Evening: Reflect on your experience with your group through games and discussions. 
  • Accommodation: Homestay, Nausori Village 
Day 5: Life in the Village 
  • Morning: Engage in a final morning finishing your service projects in the community.  
  • Afternoon: Prepare your traditional lovo, also known as an underground cooking method, which your group will serve to everyone this evening.  
  • Evening: Visit with your homestay family as everyone comes together for a final meal and kava before your departure tomorrow morning.  
  • Accommodation: Homestay, Nausori Village 
Day 6: Return to the Coast 
  • Morning: Pack up and spend time with your host family before you depart. 
  • Afternoon: Have a final lunch and say your goodbyes as you head off by 4×4 back to Nadi. 
  • Evening: Settle back into the Eco-Lodge, head to Momi Gun’s heritage site for sunset, and then have a final kava ceremony to thank you for your work. 
  • Accommodation: Eco-Lodge, Momi Bay 
Day 7: Moce, Fiji! 
  • Morning: Head to town for souvenir shopping. 
  • Afternoon: Have a final reflection and say your goodbyes to Fiji. 
  • Evening: Depart Fiji. Return home with a new appreciation for Fiji and the people.  
  • Accommodation: Overnight flight home. 

Getting immersed in the culture of India and getting to know and love the children was the greatest. When the students would cling to me at the end of class, and tell me how much they enjoyed having me there was heartbreaking.

Rachel W., Student

There is so much life, happening all the time. It's crazy to think that, after only three weeks, I feel like I've become accustomed to so much of how the world move.

Saul S., Student

I just wanted to take a moment to formally thank you for another unbelievable and life changing trip. No Barriers Youth made it all possible and took the guesswork out of a potentially nerve wracking and complicated task.

Amanda W., Trip Leader