Global Expedition Program 2019 - Fiji


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Every summer Shasta College students have the opportunity to take part in real conservation research in cooperation with Operation Wallacea in locations across the world while earning transferable college-level credits. 

Fiji Summer 2019 Information

Summer 2019, we're going to the islands of Fiji! Apply at the Office of Student Life (Room 2308).

​To see more of what life is like for Operation Wallacea students in Fiji, check out the video here!

The expedition is in association with Operation Wallacea, a research-based conservation organization that works to preserve biodiverse regions in coordination with teams of student volunteers working alongside academic researchers. This expedition will give students the opportunity to get a taste of some of stunning island forest and coral reef ecosystems of Fiji and help with data collection for important biodiversity assessment surveys. 

This Fiji Science Expedition Program is part of a course combination requiring course enrollment and active involvement in a specific Shasta College course combination that focuses on conservation biology, tropical forest ecology, coral reef ecology, and geography of the region and people.  



Joining the Shasta College Global Expedition Program to Fiji will provide you with the opportunity to: 

·      Gain important field skills while earning college credit. 

·      Study rainforest ecology, coral reef ecology, and human geography online and then first hand in the field in Fiji on the islands of Vanua Levu and Taveuni. 

·      Assist with real conservation research lead by experienced scientists with the research-based conservation organization, Operation Wallacea (OpWall) in safe, professionally operated learning environments. 

·      Research topics include assessing the impact of invasive mongoose populations on native reptile, amphibian, and ground bird populations, analyzing the forest structure while estimating the forest carbon stores, and searching for new or rare species. 

·      Receive practical training in forest and marine organism identification and survey skills. 

·      Experience Fijian culture by learning traditional crafts and cooking, by eating local Fijian foods, and connecting with the people on a personal level. 

·      Snorkel and/or scuba dive next to beautiful, species rich coral reefs, many of which are currently unexplored in N​​atewa Bay. 

·      Gain scuba diving certification (PADI). 

·      Hike and swim to secluded island waterfalls.

·      Build up your resume and help make your university applications stand out. 

·      Gain 6-8 units (UC/CSU transferable for General Education). 

·      Apply for study abroad scholarships (you may qualify for $500 to $2000!). 

·      Utilize Shasta College bus transportation to and from the airport. 

·      Have access to on-sight medical professionals and receive travel insurance coverage.

·      Make lasting friendships! 


The total cost for this expedition program will be approximately $4,000 but could vary depending on the number of students who sign up, the price of flights, the price of Shasta College credits/ tuition*, travel gear, vaccinations, and passport costs. We will accept students on a first-come, first-served basis, so please do not delay as the program may fill quickly. Only an application form with a receipt for the $250 deposit will reserve your space in the program. Deposits need to be made to the Business Office inside the 100 building along with the deposit slip included in the application. 

*Enrollment fees for courses will be waived for college students who qualify for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) as well as high school students. Those students who apply for and receive the CCPG will still be required to pay the health and campus center fees totaling $40.50. The total amount for the expedition will be split into payments with the first payment being the deposit of $250 and subsequent payments made to 

Previous Journeys

See how students have immersed themselves in the cross-cultural experiences by watching the video below, created by Allison McKinney, a student on the 2017 Global Expedition to South Africa. ​​


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For more information contact the Global Education Center at (530) 242-7626 or stop by Room 2308.