Program Overview

The University of the South Pacific (USP) is a single university with campuses in all of its twelve member countries in the Pacific region. USP is a well-known international center for teaching and research on Pacific culture and environment and is the ideal choice for students looking to gain an understanding of both the unity and the diversity of Pacific island cultures.

USP prides itself on being the only university in the world that teaches with a Pacific Islands context, and that promotes the work of Pacific Island scholars, many of whom are part of the faculty. Although the core academic subjects are similar to those in other universities, the courses also draw on regional data, source materials and case studies to enrich students’ knowledge.


Studying at the USP, which prides itself on being one of the top-ranked higher learning institutions in the region, gives students unprecedented opportunities for personal and professional growth.

The USP International Support Services offers constant support and an Orientation program to help international students find their bearings and make new connections. There are regular sports days and community outreach opportunities, which help students build their networks and confidence.


  • Approval received from the home university.
  • Current official undergraduate degree transcript.
  • Valid passport until at least 6 months after your program end date.
  • Copy of your passport (photo page).
  • Most students will be required to obtain a study visa. The application process can be extensive but World Endeavors staff will walk you through it!


Suva, the capital of Fiji, is a harbor city built on a peninsula. It is the commercial and political center of Fiji and the largest urban area in the South Pacific outside of Australia and New Zealand. Home to half of Fiji’s urban population, it is sometimes referred to as the ‘New York of the Pacific’, as Suva’s inhabitants represent all the major indigenous Pacific groups. This diversity offers a rich opportunity to expand your cultural knowledge.

Suva, the site of the USP main campus, also has a thriving arts and performance scene, so when you’re not in class, take advantage of the mild climate and relaxed way of life and immerse yourself in Fijian culture.


The University offers on-campus halls of residence, newly built and with a kitchen on each floor. There are also flats available on campus, offering single beds with shared facilities, air conditioning and security. Or you can opt to share in the day-to-day life of a host family with a nearby homestay option.

Life in Suva

This capital city will enchant you with its broad avenues, lush parks and grand historical buildings, like the Suva City Library. Stroll through the picturesque Thurston Gardens to visit the Fiji Museum, home to a collection of South Pacific artifacts like traditional canoes and war clubs, some dating back 3,700 years.

Shop for fresh fruit, vegetables and fish at the colorful Municipal Market then cool off in Suva’s rainforest backyard, the Colo-i-Suva Forest Park, an oasis filled with pools, streams and walking trails. Savor the Indo-Fijian flavors and sample the many delicious curries on offer.

Support while in Suva

World Endeavors study abroad programs offer full support, starting with airport pickup and accommodation transfer upon arrival followed by an on-site orientation covering health, safety, and local tips. Emergency support from your in-country coordinator, 24/7 travel medical insurance, and continuous contact with your advisor for additional assistance throughout the program helps you feel secure and supported. Whatever challenges life throws your way, we’ve got you covered!


Academic credit and transcripts are issued by the University of the South Pacific after the successful completion of the program. The University of the South Pacific is a fully-accredited, state-recognized institution of higher learning, whose teaching will help you develop the skills you need to succeed, with a mix of lecture-style tuition and practical experience.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.


Applicants to study abroad with World Endeavors must have completed high school (or equivalent), and, in most cases, must be at least 18 years of age. While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status. Please contact a World Endeavors advisor for more detailed eligibility criteria.

Course Load

Courses at the University of the South Pacific are lecture and seminar-based, with significant independent study expected. We recommend students take only four courses per semester. Students may take five courses per semester with approval from their Academic or Study Abroad Advisor first.

What's Included/ Costs


  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
  • Academic transcript from the University of the South Pacific
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • Student services and learning support
  • Access to university facilities
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Student housing accommodations
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number


  • Round-trip transportation to SUVA, FIJI
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses
Semester Study Abroad in Fiji | Cost: $12,545

Dates & Deadlines

Fall Semester 2024: July 24 – November 16
Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.


  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations


  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world


  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator


  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports


  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad


  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance


When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.


In your spare time in Fiji, there are plenty of enjoyable activities and experiences to pursue. Here are some suggestions:

  • Experience Fijian Culture: Engage with the warm and friendly locals to experience Fijian culture. Participate in traditional ceremonies, enjoy Fijian dance performances, and savor local cuisine.
  • Visit Local Markets: Head to local markets like Suva Municipal Market or Nadi Market to immerse yourself in the Fijian way of life and purchase handicrafts and fresh produce.
  • Explore Underwater Life: Fiji is a diver’s paradise with vibrant coral reefs and abundant marine life. Take part in snorkeling or scuba diving to witness the colorful underwater world.
  • Trek Through Nature: Embark on hiking adventures to explore Fiji’s lush rainforests, waterfalls, and volcanic landscapes. Trails like the Colo-I-Suva Forest Park offer picturesque views.

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Fiji FAQs

How Many Islands Are There in Fiji?

Fiji is an archipelago with over 330 islands, although the exact number can vary depending on factors like tides and weather conditions. These islands are located in the South Pacific Ocean and are known for their stunning natural beauty, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs. While there are hundreds of islands in Fiji, not all are inhabited or accessible to tourists.

When is the best time to travel to Fiji?

The best time to visit Fiji is during its dry season, from late April to early October when the weather is pleasant and ideal for outdoor activities.

Is Fiji safe to travel?

Fiji is generally considered safe for travelers. It’s a popular tourist destination known for its warm hospitality. However, like any place, there are some safety considerations to remember:
Be cautious of petty theft in crowded areas.
Follow local customs and traditions.
Stay updated on weather conditions, especially during cyclone season.
It’s also wise to refer to the travel advisories from your government before your trip.

Do I need a visa to travel to Fiji?

Visa requirements for Fiji vary by nationality and stay purpose. Many countries have visa-free access for tourism remains up to 4 months. For all World Endeavors programs, our advisors will provide you with detailed requirements and help you to process the right visa for your stay in Fiji.

Is Fiji an expensive place to travel?

Fiji can be relatively expensive for travelers, especially compared to some neighboring countries. Accommodation, dining, and activities can contribute to costs. However, budget options are available, and prices vary based on location, season, and preferences. Planning, researching, opting for local eateries, and considering package deals can help manage expenses while enjoying Fiji’s beauty.

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