FIJI INTRODUCTION WEEK 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, participation fee 210€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri (free weekends). Mandatory to start the programme.
- Code : G/FJI/IW2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
The best way to embrace Fiji is in Suva, where you will get familiar with the culture and people of Fiji. During this week we will explain the do’s and don’ts regarding safety and transport. Various crafts give Fiji a unique identity that along with traditional etiquette and local architecture tells a story of culture and its evolution over time. You will be invited to join a kava ceremony during your stay. After the formalities, this is a wonderful way to make new friends and learn a little more about their country. Dig a little deeper and see what you can discover! Visit the Fijian markets, attend a weaving class, go on a tour in the sports stadium, learn Fijian language and cooking, and get to know you about your projects. The aim is to introduce you to Fiji’s diverse geographical and cultural environment by fostering a deeper understanding of cultural similarities and differences through experiential learning in Fiji and to help you develop awareness and deeper understanding of culture.
Participants will stay at our centre on Suva, yet can vary depending on the project, but will be in shared bedrooms at our house Centre. – All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy. Participants stay at our centre which is dorm style, with rooms shared by 4-6 persons with an own bathroom. There are refrigerators at the accommodation for participant’s convenience. Bathrooms have hot water facilities and all rooms have wall-fans to cool off. We have Wi-Fi at the centre. Unfortunately the quality of internet is not as we are accustom to in most western countries and might be slower and irregular occasionally. Three meals, per day are served for the duration of your trip on Monday to Friday two meals per day on the weekends for the duration of your trip (We serve breakfast and dinner at the normal time during the weekend. Breakfast is western style and lunch and dinner are typical Fijian style.
Suva is located on the southeast coast of the island Vitti Levu. It is the capital of the country and the largest most cosmopolitan city of Fiji. Suva has an approximate amount of 86,000 inhabitants and works as a harbour city built on the peninsula. The city has a warm rainy tropical weather throughout the year, which keeps the flora fresh, and the temperature in beach-perfect scenery. This town represents the meaning of a multicultural country. It has so many combinations between European, Indian, Asian and Fijian that every single person seems as interesting as the next one. Make sure not to miss the Fiji Museum to learn more about how the beautiful Fiji came to be. The best part of this multicultural aspect is that you can find all Chinese, Indian and Italian cuisines in one place! ATM’s: There are many ATM’s near the Suva House centre which is about a 5 to 10 minutes from the house. Local supermarket is a 5 minute walk from the centre. Personal SIM card for your mobile: You can buy at the local shop. The closest city is Suva about a 20 minute ride by car/bus from our Centre. Fiji Museum: This museum offers a great journey into Fiji’s historical and cultural evolution. Suva Municipal Market. Oceana Center for Arts and Culture:Arts center at the University of the South Pacific which hosts regular live music, dance and theater, art shows and other cultural events.
Additional equipment: First Aid Kit. Hat. Hiking Shoes. Small padlock to secure valuables. Tidy clean clothes for temple visits. Umbrella/raincoat. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 210€. Programme starts every Monday all year long. Reception at Nadi International Airport or Nausori International Airport on Sundays 06.00am – 06.00pm