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  • Locations: Suva, Fiji
  • Program Time Abroad: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: GVI 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliate Provider, Volunteer Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Education, Science, Science - Biology
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Primary Contact: Affiliate Provider & Exchange Advising (tcabroad@tamu.edu)
Housing: Apartment, Dormitory Classification: Freshman, Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
Marine Conservation and PADI training in Fiji
Get your PADI Divemaster qualification and boost your career when you join a scuba diving and marine conservation internship in the endless turquoise waters Fiji.

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Undergo an extensive training program and gain in-depth knowledge into the marine ecosystem, then put this knowledge to work when you join a team to compile crucial research on tropical coral reefs and fish species.

From this location we offer longer-term volunteering starting from 4 weeks. We also offer internships which would include one-on-one mentoring and training by expert GVI staff and on longer durations can lead to job placements. 

Volunteers can expect the following highlights on this program
  • Unique opportunities to dive in, explore and protect a stunning underwater environment
  • Diving in the crystal clear waters of the Lomaiviti Island Group consisting of 20 ancient islands, volcanic hillsides and pristine white-sand beaches
  • Collect data that will help establish community managed Marine Protected Areas and assist the community with developing sustainable management plans. 
The internship begins with our Marine conservation expedition. You will live for 12 weeks with a GVI research team and undergo an extensive training program, taking your diving skills through to advanced level and gaining an intimate knowledge of the marine ecosystem. This knowledge will be put to practise while you work as part of a team to compile crucial research on coral reef and fish species.
 
On successful completion of the expedition you will proceed to complete your PADI Dive Master course during your work placement with a local dive center. This exciting opportunity will provide practical experience in the dive industry as you assist with daily operations.

All internships are geared at developing your leadership and role model skills, allowing you to develop a variety of key soft and hard skills that will put you a step ahead the rest of the pack. GVI have been running community development, education, and conservation projects since 1997 and our highly experienced field staff will help you gain and improve vital skill sets to improve your future job prospects. You will spend the majority of your time on this internship scuba diving and as such you need to be qualified to at least PADI Open Water, or equivalent before you start the internship.

**After a successful internship, qualifying candidates may be given the opportunity to work for GVI or selected partner organisations in Fiji, or in other countries around the world where GVI operate.
***Field work positions can be paid or unpaid, range in duration from one month to one year, and availability varies. Qualification for positions is at the sole discretion of Global Vision International.
 
If applying for this program to obtain credit from an institution, GVI can supply learning outcomes and support in the application.
Risk assessment available upon request, please contact GVI for more details. 


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Because GVI is an affiliate provider, Texas A&M students will receive a 10% discount, up to $500 USD on volunteer programs and internships