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Victoria Robertson, 2014-15 Fiji International Tourism for Development student blogger, writes:

Photo Four (1) Studying abroad in Fiji has been one of the most influential trips of my life. I made new friends, learned new customs and took more from the experience than I ever thought possible.


I zip-lined through the rainforest, kayaked down the gorgeous Navua River, went horseback riding along the beach, snorkeled around a coral island, and was welcomed into a Fijian family’s home.


From Kula Eco Park to the many hotel visits, my Fiji program was the most real, wholesome experience a traveler to Fiji could get.


Photo One (1)What took me by surprise was that such a short two-week trip with my university could have such an impact on the way I perceive things around me. Looking back at my initial thoughts on studying abroad, I’m glad I ignored the doubts and took the chance to step out of my comfort zone. Even if that meant learning to live with bugs.


We all walked away with stories to tell, including the highs and lows of our experiences. To any students who are wondering if they should step out of their comfort zone, I strongly recommend it. The memories I gained will last a lifetime.

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