Michelle, Fiji

 

Michelle volunteered as a Teacher in Fiji with Lattitude Global Volunteering and had an amazing time. She shares some of her experiences in this video and wraps it all up beautifully in saying "...the most rewarding aspect of a Fijian placement specifically, was the relationships I formed by fully immersing myself in the village culture. I didn't consider myself a visitor or a tourist as they initially tried to make me out to be. I was determined to be seen as a local, "Oi au na kaiviti" I would say; "I am a Fijian". This mutual respect is an essential component of all social relationships and allows me to relate better to all of the people I will come across in my life."