Meet your Summer 2022 Instructors

It's time to meet your Instructors for the Summer 2022 Semester Programs...   Hawaii Summer Program | Instructors: Laurel & JohnLaurel hails from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She spent several seasons instructing Pacific Discovery programs in South America, Southeast Asia, New Zealand, and Australia before signing on for three years to run wilderness programs in New Zealand. Laurel now resides on the West Coast of New Zealand and is studying for her Master’s in Social Work.… Read more

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Departure Summer 2022

Meet your Spring 2022 Mini Semester Instructors

It's time to meet your Instructors for the Spring 2022 Mini Semester Programs!   Hawaii Mini Semester Program | Instructors: Liz & Natalie Hailing from the great state of Colorado, Liz is stoked to be instructing for Pacific Discovery again. Her early years consisted of playing in the dirt on the softball field, taking her playing to Lehigh University and then in Germany. Playing professionally was a great joy and exploring new places continued calling. That bug took he… Read more

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Departure Spring 2022

Meet your Spring 2022 Instructors

It's time to meet your Instructors for the Spring 2022 Semester Programs... An introduction of the Mini Semester Instructors will soon follow!   Hawaii Semester Program | Instructors: Kim & John Kim was born in Boston and raised outside the city before returning for college at Northeastern University. “Curious” has always been used to describe Kim, whether it related to her desire to try every sport and musical instrument growing up or her wide range of internships du… Read more

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Departure Spring 2022

Meet our Spring 2021 Minimester Instructors

Meet our Hawaii and Costa Rica Minimester Instructors!Hawaii Instructors:Annie Waschko Annie Waschko was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania (near Scranton if you’re a fan of The Office!) but has committed to exploring as many new places as possible. Her motto is “life is not short; it’s the longest thing you get” - she believes that there is lots of room for growth and adventure in life as long as you step intentionally towards it. She received her BA in Engl… Read more

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Departure Spring 2021

Meet your Spring 2021 Instructors

It's time to meet your Instructors for Spring 2021...    Hawaii Semester Program Group A | Instructors: Chris & KimChris hails from Auckland, New Zealand. He has a background in sport science and physical education, and absolutely fizzes over any outdoor pursuits! Chris has spent the last two and a half years working and traveling around North America, currently calling Fernie (a small ski town in British Columbia) his winter home. He cannot wait to swap the snowboard … Read more

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Departure Spring 2021

Introducing our Instructors for Fall 2020

Our Program Instructors are inspiring people, who share a deep respect for the people and cultures, a fascination with local history, and an in-depth understanding of contemporary issues and politics. They are people in whom you can trust, who remain objective and supportive even in challenging circumstances, and who take a genuine interest in your well-being and safety. Basically they're a bunch of epic humans! So without further adieu, it's time to meet your instruct… Read more

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Departure Fall 2020

Introducing Program Instructor Arlen: New Zealand & Australia Spring 2020

Hi I'm Arlen and I am co-leading the New Zealand and Australia Spring 2020 Semester with Jack! It was from a very early age that my love for the outdoors and Australia grew. My school holidays were usually a 2-week trip exploring NSW’s towns, National Parks and campgrounds....Minnie Waters, New England National Park, Crescent Head, Mullumbimby, Warrumbungle National Park, Katoomba and Blue Mountains, Perisher and the Snowy Mountains to name a few of my favourite places!… Read more

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Departure Spring 2020

Introducing Program Instructor Caitlin: Southeast Asia Spring 2020

It is with great pleasure to introduce myself, team! I’m excited to be leading the Southeast Asia semester with Pacific Discovery for my third time. Currently I’m laying low for the holiday season, starting the thoughtful and relaxing process of packing light and started brushing up on the different languages we will be exposed to along the way.  I’ve spent over two years traveling in Asia; from Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan to Singapore and Malaysia. In all of my many trav… Read more

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Departure Spring 2020

Introducing Program Instructor Paul: Southeast Asia Spring 2020

Sawasdee and xin chào! My name is Paul, and I’m going to be your guide through ten weeks of incredible travel in an amazing part of the world – Southeast Asia! We’ll be starting in Bangkok and making our way through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. We’ll cross rivers, islands, forests, caves, and a few massive cities. We’ll eat all kinds of delicious food as well: rice, noodles, curry, salads, fruit, and maybe some deep fried insects! I’m originally from Washingt… Read more

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Departure Spring 2020

Introducing Program Instructor Chloe: New Zealand and Australia Group C Spring 2020

Hey guys I’m Chloe, I hail from Sydney, Australia where I my corporate job to follow something more personally fulfilling. My travels have landed me living in a van in Queenstown New Zealand. We will be lucky enough to visit both of these places over the two months we spend together. I can’t wait to show you my home countries.  I have a passion for travel and have spent most of my time finding amazing places to experience. I love spending time in the mountains skiing a… Read more

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Departure Spring 2020