Think Pacific Global Experiences in the 'Real" Fiji

Experience the unique culture, customs and way of life of the South Pacific islands.

Make lifelong friendships and shared memories on a challenging team project, whilst developing unique skills, boosting your confidence and making a real contribution.

Our projects offer you the opportunity to actually join a traditional village, become a member of a Fijian family and work as a team to contribute to youth, sports, health or building initiatives – on behalf of the Fijian Ministry of Health, Fijian Ministry of Youth & Sports and other local partners.

Whether you are looking to enhance your university studies or embark upon a meaningful gap year adventure, our projects in Fiji provide a life-changing experience that enhances your personal and professional development.

You can view the available programs and apply through the Think Pacifc website

Program overview

The best thing about organising your own international experience is that you can choose when to go depending on your own commitments  When looking into options, consider your study requirements here in Australia for example, session dates, intensive schools, the examination period.

Be sure to discuss your plans with your Course Director, just to ensure you will not be at risk of missing any important dates.

Cost: Registration Fee £195 GBP / $345 AUD plus 16 Day = £1400 GBP / $2550 AUD 1 Month = £1950 GBP / $3500 AUD 2 Month = £3100 GBP / $5600 AUD

For further details see the financial information tab.

Dates: 1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024

Application dates:  To be confirmed

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What's next?

  • Contact your Course Director to see if this program can count towards your degree
  • Apply for the program through the host partner
  • Contact Charles Sturt Global to register your program and apply for funding
  • Start preparing for  your program!

If you have any questions be sure to reach out to the Global team for answers.

Academic Recognition

    Please contact your Course Director for advice

Financial Information

Program cost

Registration Fee £195 GBP / $345 AUD plus 16 Day = £1400 GBP / $2550 AUD 1 Month = £1950 GBP / $3500 AUD 2 Month = £3100 GBP / $5600 AUD

Additional details

Students may be eligible to apply for a Vice-Chancellor Travel Grant of $400. Students must complete all predeparture requirements (see pre-departure tab)  before payment can be made.

If you’re studying in a Commonwealth supported place and you undertake this program you may be eligible for OS-HELP.

Program costs include

Your expedition fee includes your food, accommodation, in-country travel, resort briefings, R&R, weekend activities, emergency support and your expedition leader team living alongside you 24/7. Expeditions also fund the work of the Think Pacific Foundation (Fijian charity FJ 989) enabling us to support thousands of youths annually to ensure sustainability of the aims.

Program costs exclude

Your travel costs are not included in the project fees. We support you every step of the way to book return flights, personal travel insurance and we process your visa when in Fiji. Please see the approximate costs below within ‘What’s Not Included’ for each specific project


All participants will be required to complete mandatory pre-departure requirements. This includes the provision and completion of the following

  • Flight Itinerary*:   You must submit a copy of your E-ticket that clearly lists your dates, flight number/ times from the day you leave Australia until the day you return and confirmation these flights have been paid for.
  • Travel Insurance*:  You will need to ensure you have the appropriate medical and travel insurance from the day you leave Australia until the day you return.  You must submit a copy of your certificate of insurance and your Product Disclosure Statement (PDS). At a minimum your insurance must include:
    • Medical Expenses $500,000
    • Repatriation Expenses $15,000
    • Personal Liability $1,000,000
    • 24hr Emergency Assistance Included
    • COVID 19 cover
  • Passport:  You must submit a copy of your passport (the page where your photo is).
  • Pre-departure modules: You will be registered for online pre-departure training and will receive an invitation to complete this.
  • Registration with World Travel Protection (WTP): You will need to download the Travel Assist V2 by WTP app from Apple App store or Android App. The app provides immediate access to 24-hour emergency medical assistance (in the event that your own insurer is unavailable), security alerts and detailed country reports. You will need to enable World Travel Protection to access your location so you can receive real-time travel and security support if an incident occurs.
  • Student Declaration form: complete and return this to Charles Sturt Global. This will be provided with your acceptance email.
  • Emergency contact form:  complete and return this to Charles Sturt Global. This will be provided with your acceptance email

In addition to the above requirements your provider may host a number of online predeparture meetings that you will be expected to attend.

Learning about so many different cultures and meeting such a different group of people is something you can’t experience in classrooms here. Everyone was there for the same reasons; a love of learning, love of travel and curiosity. These things bound us all together.

Michael Jago, Program Participant


Further enquiries regarding the application process should be directed to:

Charles Sturt Global

Phone: +61 2 6338 4021