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Coral Coast Culture Week Fiji

Travel to this wonderful Island country of Fiji, embrace the beautiful beaches and warm people full of love and hospitality!

These tropical islands are home to some of the happiest people on Earth. The unique blend of culture and nature can be seen throughout Fiji and in virtually every aspect of your stay – from the food, festivals, rituals and the arts.

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Description

Program Description

Spending time in Sigatoka, where you can get to know the locals and learn about their culture, is the best way to embrace Fiji.   The dos and don’ts of transportation and safety will be covered this week.

Along with customary etiquette and regional architecture, different crafts give Fiji a distinctive identity that helps to tell the tale of culture and its development over time. Throughout your stay, you will be invited to participate in a kava ceremony. After the formalities are over, this is a great way to meet new people and discover what their countries are like. See what you can discover by doing a little more exploring! Visit the markets in Fiji, take a weaving class, study Fijian culture through language and cuisine, and present your ideas. The week is divided into three days of activities that will familiarize you with Fijian culture and surroundings and give you the chance to get to know your fellow participants. The final two days of the week are when you will visit your project and start working on it.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

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 assisting you in developing cultural awareness and understanding.

Schedule

Monday to Friday

  • Orientation
  • Sessions on safety, transport and do’s and don’ts
  • Go on a visit to Sigatoka town and get to know how to get around Fiji
  • Attend a weaving class and learn how to weave
  • Attend a class to learn Fijian language
  • Join a Fijian cooking session and get to learn about Fijian food on a hands on experience
  • Experience a “Kava Ceremony”
  • Visit Sand Dunes National Park and do a jungle trek
  • Go on a waterfall trek and swim in a natural pool
  • Visit Maui Bay and go snorkelling/swimming
  • Visit your project placements on Friday

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                18

Maximum age:                65

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        –

Resume copy required:        –

Required qualification:        –

Additional Requirements

Participants above 16 and below 18 are required to present a parental consent letter and participants below 16 are required to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Additional Equipment

  • Personal Medicines
  • Hat
  • Small padlock to secure valuables
  • Tidy, clean clothes for formal occasions
  • Sarongs to visit the village