Instructor Bio: Jessica Dick – Thailand Summer Program 2019

Sawasdee! Hello all and welcome to the Thailand Summer Program. Soon you will depart on an incredible journey with Bangkok as your first destination. Not only will a life changing experience be awaiting you, I will be as well! My name is Jessica, but you can call me Jess if you prefer. I made a transition back to Canada a year ago, but before that… Read more

Full Semester equivalent College Credits now available for Semester Programs

Exciting changes to College Credit allocation for Pacific Discovery Semester Programs For a number of years now we have been closely working with Portland State University to offer College Credits for our Semester Programs. This has made us an excellent gap year choice for many young people who were looking to defer and take some time to refresh before starting studying, and those who were… Read more

Instructor Intro: Devin Perno – NZ & Australia Spring Semester 2019

Hello everyone heading to New Zealand and Australia for the Spring Semester! My name is Devin and I will be one of your instructors for our upcoming learning adventure! I am super excited to start this program and share some wonderful experiences with you down under. I just wanted to take this moment to introduce myself so we can all start to get to know… Read more

Instructor Intro: Karlee Taylor – NZ & Australia Spring Semester 2019

Kia Ora everyone! Haere Mai (Welcome) to our NZA Group A Spring 2019! My name is Karlee and together with Devin, I will be one of your program instructors for your journey through Australia and New Zealand for the Pacific Discovery Semester Program. I’m writing on the road in the South Island of New Zealand where we’ll get into rock climbing together. The snow-topped peaks… Read more

Ten days in Tibet

Yaks dressed in neon decorations drag ploughs through cracked clay. Shaggy sheep fleck the mountains with white. Candles float in bowls of butter bouncing light onto ancient monastery walls. Villages of identical plaster rectangle homes become more dilapidated as we near Everest Base Camp. Colours of the rainbow bleed from fur blanketed mountains and silhouette Tibetans working the land. We flew from Kathmandu to Lhasa… Read more

Instructor Intro: Karlee Taylor

Kia Ora everyone and hello from Aotearoa! My name is Karlee and along with Ricki, I will be one of your program instructors for your journey in New Zealand with Pacific Discovery. I’m writing from Queenstown in the South Island looking out over the stunning Lake Wakatipu – thinking about the patch of South Australian bush where I grew up feels warm and extremely dry… Read more

Haere mai (welcome) Simpson College!

Kia ora (hello) Simspon College! My name is Ricki, and I’m going to be showing you around the North Island of New Zealand with my co-instructor Karlee. We are both super excited about this adventure we’re about to embark on together. I’ve just been looking through the itinerary again, and I am getting really pumped about the awesome times that lay ahead for us. The… Read more

Annapurna Circuit

Wafting cinnamon smoke, frazzle-haired golden highland cows, prayer flags eternally flapping in the wind, handmade copper bowls overflowing with offerings, bunches of bells strung together on fences, silhouettes of religious stupas decorating every high point, timeless waterfalls that have carved trenches into vertical rock walls, and gold threads of light knit together the morning sky. There are dramatic snow peaks layered in impossibly thick slabs of… Read more

Instructor Intro: Lee Neale

Buenos días estudiantes de Nelson College! My name is Lee and I will be your instructor on our upcoming Peru experience. Our adventure is quickly approaching and I wanted to introduce myself before we all come together in Lima. Since I was very young, I’ve dreamed of exploring foreign lands, speaking new languages and eating exotic foods. I’ve been lucky enough to combine my love… Read more