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Studying Abroad in Fiji

A tropical adventure and a meaningful education await you when you study abroad in Fiji. Whether you’re attending the University of the South Pacific, stopping at the islands during a traveling semester at sea, or participating in a program dedicated to shark behavior and conservation, to study in Fiji will make a permanent impression on you. When you’re not on class time, you’ll be on island time. Its breathtaking beaches of shimmering sands, colorful coral reefs, historical and cultural landmarks, and friendly people never disappoint international students who come here for sun, surf, and study abroad.

Where to Study Abroad in Fiji

The archipelago is made up of more than 300 islands that were mostly formed by volcanic activity. Of the 100+ islands that have permanent inhabitants, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu are home to most of the population. Here are the best places to study abroad in Fiji!

Suva. The state capital houses shopping centers, restaurants, botanical gardens, the national aquatic center, and the home stadium of the Flying Fijians, the national rugby team. The vivacious nightlife also provides for all types of entertainment; nightclubs, lounges, and bars cater to all tastes.

Nadi. In this multi-cultural mid-sized town, you can explore Sri Siva Subramaniya, the largest Hindu temple in the Southern hemisphere. In between study seshes, stroll through the Sleeping Giant orchid gardens, soak in the Sabeto Hot Springs and Mud Pool, and relax on the Natadola Beach to watch the sunset.

Sigatoka. From safaris to snorkeling to scuba diving (and other important “S” adventures like SCHOOL and STUDYING), you can have endless adventures here and nearby while studying in Fiji.

Costs of Studying in Fiji

Compared to Western countries, Fiji is a relatively affordable country. Public transportation can be as low as $1 dollar and meal for two is around $25.

Fiji study abroad program costs can vary depending on the number of courses you take, but most fees will cover accommodation, food, support, and some excursions. The fee and airfare will likely be your biggest costs, so start saving early and budget wisely. Consider fundraising with FundMyTravel and check out GoAbroad’s Scholarship Directory to help you keep your piggy bank happy.

Student Housing in Fiji

Most study abroad Fiji programs will arrange accommodation for students in university dormitories on campus. This is a great way to meet other local and international students, make global connections and lifelong friends, and arrange social events more easily. It’s also a safe, reliable option, and you can focus more on your studies and adventures this way.

You could also look into sharing houses or apartments off-campus or a homestay to find a Fijian family of your own.

Student Visas for Fiji

Fortunately, for most international citizens, if you’re here for less than four months, you won’t need to worry about applying for a visa for your Fiji study abroad program. If you plan on staying longer, you’ll need to look into the requirements. Program coordinators and GoAbroad’s Embassy Directory can help you get going on this process.

GoAbroad's Insider Tips

Welcoming Culture. The hospitality and big smiles in Fiji will warm your heart. The locals are all about greeting others, making friends, and singing welcoming songs. Life in the communities revolve around sports, church, and the garden, so you’ll easily find ways to get involved.

Culture Shock. While Fiji is progressing in the Pacific area, it might take some time for you to adjust to underdeveloped areas of the country, as well as living on an island on the other side of the world. Adapting to a new country will be challenging, but with the beautiful surroundings in Fiji, you’ll quickly fall in love with it. 

Fiji is a relaxed, lovely destination to enjoy the many splendors of island living and continue your studies internationally. Study abroad in Fiji and have a tropical education most people can only fantasize about!

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