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Teacher in Local Schools

Suva, Fiji show on map

Agency | Global Nomadic

Share your teaching experience as a qualified teacher or work as a teaching assistant. Volunteer to teach abroad and contribute to the education of Fijian youth.

The project

This project focuses on teaching children of various age groups in a relaxed and friendly environment. You can experience both rural and urban settings and see much more than any tourist would. The experience and teaching at the different public and private schools across the country varies greatly. You will have the opportunity to expose children to a different culture and to share teaching methods and techniques with the other teachers. A teaching background is not required as you will be assisting the regular school teacher. You will receive support and guidance, if needed, from our experienced teachers at the Teaching center. If you are an experienced teacher, you will have the freedom to be creative and design your own lesson plans.
You can make a significant and worthwhile contribution to the education of Fijian youth, all while experience this little slice of paradise.

The location

Fiji, an archipelago in the South Pacific comprised of 333 beautiful islands, is famous for its blue lagoons and sandy beaches. Fiji’s inhabitants among which are Indians, Europeans, Chinese and other Pacific islanders, live together peacefully while preserving their culture and identity. The majority of Fijian population inhabits the two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

Typical day

Your first week will be an introductory experience to the island, this is compulsory for all trips to Fiji, and is the best way to get to know the people, culture and nature before starting your volunteer experience.

Once you start volunteering, you will be working Monday to Friday teaching in local primary schools. During the weekdays you will focus on planning lessons, doing crafts, leading computer classes, English language classes, conversations, exams and dynamic activities. You also have an option to focus on Physical education, music, arts and crafts or other areas in which you have previous expertise or skills. Please note that you will spend part of your day in a formal teaching setting, which requires you to follow the Fijian Ministry of Education formal dress code.

If you are joining the project with no prior teaching experience you will follow a customized timetable as an assistant to the local teacher.

Details on Arrival

Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability. Placements start each Monday.

Free-time activities

Suva, the capital of Fiji and its most cosmopolitan city, is located on the southeast coast of Viti Levu. Built on the peninsula, Suva is a harbour city with approximately 86,000 inhabitants. With its unique combination of nature and culture, Suva is a great place to explore nature as well as Fijian arts, rituals and festivals.
Concert/Music
Hiking
Sports
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (intermediate level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Required Documents
Necessary vaccinations and flight & visas. Full travel & medical insurance.
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Genuine interest in education and enthusiasm and patience to work with children.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

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Before your journey

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On-site services

Services by Global Nomadic
  • food
  • accommodation
  • airport pickup
  • orientation
  • in-country support
  • project activities.
Airport Pickup at Nadi International Airport
We will pick you up at Nadi International Airport.
Accommodation

Accommodation is provided in our centre in Suva. The rooms are dorm-style with 4-6 people per room and a shared bathroom with hot water. All rooms are equipped with wall fans to keep cool. There are refrigerators available for use by participants. Wi-fi is also available; however, the quality may not be as good as you expect and it may be slow or irregular at times. During your stay, you are expected to be environmentally aware and use all resources with restraint including water, paper and electricity. You are responsible for cleaning up after yourself and contributing to keeping the accommodation neat and tidy.

There are many ATMs 5-10 minutes away from the Suva House centre. The local supermarket is 5 minutes away and you can buy a personal SIM card at the local shop. Suva is 20 minutes away by car/bus from the centre. There are multiple health and medical centres within a 20 minutes car ride radius from the centre.


Private rooms are available for an additional £100(please ask for $ equivalent) per week.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages
Three meals are served on weekdays and two meals on the weekends. Breakfast is western style and dinners consist of traditional Fijian meals.
Internet Access
Good access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Nadi International Airport (NAN) in Nadi. We assist you to find cheap flights to Fiji.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Fiji provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Fiji you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Fiji.
Costs (Prices in USD)
4 weeks (min. stay)
$1,800.00
6 weeks
$2,700.00
7 weeks
$3,150.00
9 weeks
$4,050.00
11 weeks
$4,950.00
24 weeks (max. stay)
$10,800.00
Average fees
$450.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Suva/Fiji between 4 weeks and 24 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global Nomadic will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Fiji.
Deposit (15%)
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Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Global Nomadic during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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