Fiji Teaching: Review by one of our mature volunteer’s

Highlights The highlights of the trip were of course the children. They are such happy children, keen to learn and I was really impressed with the generally neatness of their bookwork and their handwriting. The people there are so welcoming and accepting of people into their village. They showed great concern for me and my comfort and for my age …

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Teaching on Remote Fiji Island: Review by Pia

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to work and live on the island, I had an amazing time. Highlights of the trip: Living so close to the local people and spending all my time with them. I remember that one day where the kids showed me a secret beach. Another volunteer and around 20 kids, including my …

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Remote Island Teaching Review by Alex

I hope its not too long and words are hard to describe the feelings i have after this wonderful experience. Thank you again!! I would highly recommend to anyone! Highlights: The whole two- week trip was a highlight from me. From being picked up at the airport by Masi’s son to being driven to the Denaru by a family friend. …

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Remote Island Teaching: Fiji Review

Hi Lauren, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising this amazing experience. I had such a memorable time, I will never forget it. Would you recommend any other kinds of volunteering I could help out with. Fiji was incredible. Is Samoa similar? Anyway I’ll have a look but just wanted to say thanks. Masi was amazing …

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Teaching English in Fiji

Highlights of the trip: Honestly my entire trip was a highlight. Being in the school compound fully immersed on a local remote island made everyday full of indescribable experiences that I will cherish forever. The kids constantly being around me and seeing their smiles every day was so amazing and it is such an incredibly beautiful island to live on. …

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Remote Island Teaching in Fiji- Review by Megan

Highlights of the trip: Being greeted at the airport by our drivers, and our first night staying in Lautoka with Litea and her family – she went above and beyond to welcome us to Fiji and ensure that we felt comfortable in her home. She took us shopping and to church on Sunday before serving us lunch and making sure …

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Sigatoka, Fiji Primary School Teaching Review

It was an amazing opportunity that I will never forget. Will definitely be interested in doing some more volunteering in the near future. Highlights of the trip: Teaching the kids at Nokonoko District was very fulfilling. Learning more about the Fijian language and overall culture. Day trip to snorkel with sharks on Kuata Island (part of the Yasawa Islands). Meeting …

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Fiji Island Healthcare Testimony

Hi Lauren,   We had an amazing time. It was such a great experience.  It was so hard to leave the people. Highlights :  I worked with the village nurse for 3 days. We traveled by boat to neighbouring island and did home visits. We met so many people with high blood pressure on that island. I helped her do …

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Feedback Primary School Teaching Suva

Hi Lauren! The past weeks have been so different to everything I’ve ever experienced. It has been so eye-opening and inspiring, suuper intense and at times very challenging (in a good way) My students really taught me so much and will always have a special place in my heart. I feel so thankful for all the beautiful people who wrote this …

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Fiji Kindergarten Teaching in Suva

Highlights of the trip: Meeting the other volunteers and going out with them. It was insanely fun staying in a house with other people and hanging out with the other volunteers on my free time. Comments on the team, food and accommodation: Food was very good. Team was always super friendly and accommodating in Suva. They really cared about me …

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English Teaching Review Sigatoka

Dear Lauren, I just wanted to thank you for this opportunity. I know I was hesitant to stay a week alone, but I am so so grateful I did. My time was life changing. The children taught me so much and gave me so much happiness. I just wanted to share some of these photos we took! Your program helped …

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Fiji Island Teaching Testimony

Hi Lauren, Apologies for the delayed response, returning to the chaos of work has made me realise how relaxed my holiday actually was. I have attached some photos of the kids, some of the amazing views and some from the school athletics carnival I helped with on the first Friday. Highlights of the trip – without a doubt, the people on …

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Fiji Islands Teaching Review

Dear Lauren, “Honestly, I’ve done lots of mission trips during these six years but this trip was the special one, the best one ever!” Thank you! I’m now back in Finland but terribly missing Fiji and my students. Can’t wait to come back for longer term next year!  It was my first time being a teacher in another country and …

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Island Teaching in Fiji Feedback

Hi Lauren! Sarika and I just wanted to say thank you so much for organizing such an amazing volunteering experience.  The remote island teaching was such an incredible way to get involved and help others. We truly could not have asked for a better experience. We will definitely volunteer through IVI again! Oh yes I was definitely looking forward to the …

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Island Teaching in Fiji Review

  Highlights of the trip: Flip and I did not realise how AMAZING this experience would be! We formed such close bonds with all the teachers and students and they seriously felt like family by the end of the week. We will 100% return. They are such happy, positive, fun people to be around and we learnt just as much …

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Special Needs Support Program Fiji

Highlights of the trip: Spending time with my host family, getting to know the staff outside of volunteering, and working with the children at the school site. Comments on the team, food and accommodation:  Everything went well. Everyone was eager to make me feel welcome and to assist in any needs as they developed.  Any improvements to help us be …

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Kindergarten Teaching in Suva, Fiji

It was a very busy first week in the kindergarten with parents and quest speakers in the classroom everyday so there wasn’t much for the volunteers to do with the kids, but was still lovely to be back there. By far my favourite part of the trip was the village tutoring in the afternoons. I had a small group of …

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Primary School Teaching Suva Review – 2016

Bula, Lauren! The trip to Fiji was really amazing and rewarding! Highly recommended to people of all ages!! Thank you for offering me such a wondering experience of a lifetime. The whole arrangement by IVI was perfectly smooth and we were well-informed of the dos and don’ts before the journey started. Special thanks to you as you are very helpful …

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Remote Island Teaching Program Testimonial Fiji – 2016

  Last week was one of the best weeks of my life, ever ……. it was hard, hot, uncomfortable and a bit challenging at times but incredibly rewarding. What an amazing school. We have come back with a very long list of very much needed items, so if you feel compelled to help out after seeing these photos please PM …

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Island Teaching with IVI Fiji Review – 2016

Hello dear thank you so much for the certificate and the program that you motivated me to attend. The remote island definitely has changed my life. There might be some brazilians contacting you in the next months (I hope so) Sorry for the late response, I came back to Brazil from Fiji after one year travelling and met a sad …

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Teaching in Fiji Islands Review IVI – 2016

Hi Lauren, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you both for all the organizing you did to ensure that I enjoyed my time volunteering in Fiji. Sadly I’ve been back at work this week and it really makes you miss living so relaxed on Fiji time. Melbourne’s weather is definitely no match as well. I thoroughly …

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Teaching on Fiji Islands Review – 2015

  The program was exactly what I expected. I got to experience genuine village life, away from all the luxuries back here. I definitely enjoyed the daily view of the beach at school! The host family were so accommodating, the teachers were so friendly and the children were absolutely adorable! Masi was a big help, especially with getting tickets back …

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Special Needs School Review Fiji – 2015

In my one month stay in Fiji I spent time in both the orphanage in Nadi and the school in Lautoka. Both places make you feel so at home and the children love having you around. I loved living with the wonderful Fijian host families that make you feel part of their family. Being a volunteer with IVI allows you to …

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Special Needs Fiji Placement Review – 2015

  Hi Lauren! I loved volunteering, the children at the school were so welcoming and happy all the time. I was placed in the junior class, which was quite a challenge as they were often misbehaving, but of course it was so rewarding helping them. I especially liked the teacher, Mrs. Chand, who was so friendly, and she would always …

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