Instructor intro: Andy Loveridge

Heya everyone! I’m super excited to introduce myself to you all. My name is Andy and I was born and raised in New Zealand. I have just landed into Bangkok after a month of adventures in and around the rivers and mountains of California and am now getting ready for what is going to be an experience of a lifetime with Jess and you all!… Read more

Departure Summer 2017

Pacific Discovery Gap Year Programs – Explore Our World!

Spring Semester we sent our first media intern on the road to capture the authentic and adventurous heart and soul of the Pacific Discovery gap year program experience! Macala Elliot, an alumni from our Thailand Summer Program, was the perfect candidate – first hand experience of our programs, ability to connect with anyone, and stand-out skills in photography and videography (see Mac Elliot Media). Taking… Read more

Instructor intro: Susy Stokes

Hey team – I’m Susy, one of your program instructors for our upcoming adventure in the big beautiful Australia. Before we start our adventure I thought I’d share a bit about myself. I grew up in a small beachside suburb of Christchurch, New Zealand, where I developed an unrelenting love and passion for the ocean; even if my whole body goes numb in these freezing… Read more

Departure Summer 2017

Instructor intro: Jess Dick

Sawasdii ka! Hello all and welcome to the 2017 Thailand Summer Program. Soon you will depart on an incredible journey with Bangkok as your first destination. We will have the chance to spend four weeks together, traveling around Thailand (known as the Land of Smiles). Not only will a life changing experience be awaiting you, Andy and I will be as well! My name is… Read more

Departure Summer 2017

Instructor intro: Jess Thomas

G’day Pacific Discovery Summer Family! Hoping you’ve all had a brilliant start to the year, and know that’s it’s just going to keep getting better! I’m Jess and am very much looking forward to being your program instructor for the Australia Summer Program along with Susy. I’m currently in the northern hemisphere staying with a television presenter in the highlands of Guatemala whilst on a cycling… Read more

Departure Summer 2017

Discover: Tibet

The final weekly post from our social media intern’s last week abroad! #MacElliottPhotography

Discover: Annapurna Circuit

Macala Elliott brings us the delights of Nepal with her photo journey of the group’s recent trek.

Plunging into permaculture

Today at 10am, our group of thirteen packed up our bags from our final project site. Our past week at The Crossing was one of the most influential of the program. The Crossing is a non-profit organization started by two wonderful, kind-hearted individuals named Annette and Dean. Their dream was to “provide conservation education experiences that develop young people’s capacity to live more sustainably”. They… Read more

Discover: Krabi

Pining for adventure? Venture with us into the blue waters of Thailand–the latest installment from Macala Elliott, our Digital Media Intern, on our Southeast Asia Semester. As she aptly quotes, “I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.”

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