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 …

Continue reading  

Volunteers donate $1500 for much needed repairs in Fiji

A HUGE thank you to IVI volunteers Stephanie and Darcey for donating $1500 to a much needed community in our remote island construction project in Fiji. Every bit of help here goes a long way and has a genuinaly lasting effect on the grateful community. “Hey Lauren, I forgot to inform you about this for a while but Darcey and …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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. …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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. …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

Remote Fiji Construction Project Review by Chris

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity in helping out these beautiful people. I was blown away by the amount of aloha this little village possesses despite their living conditions. With their lack of running water and good food, I saw no one murmuring, angry, or depressed. Instead, I saw smiles all day and a lot of singing! It was life …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

Remote Fiji Construction Review by Penelope

The 3 days spent volunteering and helping out was such a rewarding experience, honestly had such a great time and didn’t want to leave when it came to our final day. Will definitely be coming back at some point in the near future to help out again. Highlights of the trip: – Helping out with the construction of the new …

Continue reading  

Construction Project Fiji Review by Andrew

Thank you so much, it definitely was an amazing experience! Highlights of the trip: The biggest highlight of the trip for me was the actual volunteering, and helping rebuild the kindergarten. I thoroughly enjoyed getting hands on and I was quite proud of what we achieved in the short amount of time we hand there. Playing footing with the local …

Continue reading  

Fiji Construction & Womens Commune Review

Highlights of the trip: Some highlights of my trip to Fiji were meeting some of the community in Lautoka where we undertook the volunteer work. The look of joy and happiness on the kindergarten children, teachers and members of the woman’s community while we were working on the kindergarten made me appreciated that I had the chance to do something …

Continue reading  

Fiji Construction Project Review by Travis

Thank you for letting me be apart of this journey this really an unforgettable trip and was great to see our cultural differences, I’m really thankful to have experienced that week. Highlights of the trip: Participating multiple times for their Kava Ceremony as well as being accomodated in the Home stays. The family that took care of us were so …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

Teaching in Fiji on remote island

Hi Lauren, Sorry for the delay – I spent a few extra days exploring Fiji so I just got back a few days ago.  Please see response below: Highlights of the trip: I know it’s cliche but the kids at the School truly were the highlight.  They were kind, respectful, and so full of love.  I felt welcome the moment …

Continue reading  

Island Construction Review Fiji – 2017

  Hi Lauren, I had an amazing experience in Fiji! Highlights: -living with my host family, it was an amazing experience -the island!, it was such a cool experience and the views were amazing -being able to make a difference in the village Team,food, accomodation: -as for the team who helped me through the application process, they were amazing, and …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  

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 …

Continue reading  
Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial