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Fiji: Daku Village

What a culturally infused day! After two lectures about climate change in the South Pacific and Fijian art, we had a free afternoon. The rest of the group swam at the Holiday Inn hotel, but my house was super lucky. We were fortunate enough to visit Walter’s village of Daku. Daku is located about 40… Continue reading Fiji: Daku Village

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Fiji: Museum of Fiji

Thankfully, we had something small planned after our first day of classes: The Museum of Fiji. This is apparently the only museum in Fiji, and although it is bigger than I expected, it is quite small with only a couple of rooms. The museum holds examples of Fijian boat work as well as old artifacts… Continue reading Fiji: Museum of Fiji

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Fiji: First Day at University of the South Pacific

It’s the first day of lectures at USP! We arrived on the beautiful campus at 9 am, unsure about what to expect. All I knew was that I was super excited to be taking classes on such a green campus filled with palm trees and sunshine. I thought we would be integrated with other students;… Continue reading Fiji: First Day at University of the South Pacific

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Fiji: Meeting our Homestay Family

We arrived at University of the South Pacific and were immediately met by our homestay families, which I did not expect. It turns out there are three families, and there would be four, three and two students together. I got lucky and was paired with three other students (Brian, Ethan and Jordan). I was super… Continue reading Fiji: Meeting our Homestay Family

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Fiji: Tavuni Hill Fort

I thought we were all just stopping for lunch at a small café, but off the highway and up a dirt hill lay a historical site: Tavuni Hill Fort. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a smiling Fijian woman. She let us know that she would be taking us to the fort to explain to… Continue reading Fiji: Tavuni Hill Fort