Pacific Discovery Summer Programs are designed to be an intense and immersive insight into a country or region. You’ll be inspired by new perspectives, forge wonderful friendships, and gain experience and skills that will be with you for life.

Our programs are based on the concept of experiential education, and blend cultural immersion, personal and leadership development, volunteer and community service projects, ecotourism and sustainability focus.

They provide opportunities for meaningful connections with local people, pushing personal boundaries, and gaining knowledge of a country or region’s history, societies and environments, facilitated by our knowledgeable program leaders.

If you are looking for an experience that challenges you, broadens your horizons, and merges cultural insights and environmental sensitivity with fun and adventure – come and explore with us!

Our educational travel programs are suitable for high school graduates, gap year students, college students and graduates, ideally 18-24 years. Optional transferable academic credit is available on all programs.

We offer summer programs in: Thailand, Hawaii, West USA Ecuador & Galapagos, and Peru.

Costa Rica Summer Program

Navigate through rainforests and marine reserves a journey of biodiversity, adventure, and insight.

This four week summer program offers you an enriching and inspiring experience in Costa Rica. During the four weeks you will get to experience trekking the rim of volcanoes in a National Park, walking through clouds in the world renowned Cloud Forest, exploring coffee plantations and an overnight trek around the Osa Peninsula. After these first two weeks of nature- based learning, you will be involved with a week long service learning project at the Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center. Here, you will get to provide service for those animals who are impacted by the illegal animal trade.

Summer Dates 2 Jul - 31 Jul, 2021

Program Tuition $6,850 USD
Availability Open

Hawaii Summer Program

Join us on an epic journey to Hawaii! Our 30 day Summer offers you an enriching and insightful fusion of environmental service projects, cultural immersion, personal development, and, of course, the sun, sea, and sand!

Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture. Discover Hawaii’s fascinating ocean and mountain landscape and explore incredible jungle, volcanoes, and beaches. Gain skills with lessons in sustainability, conservation, and the environment as well as hiking, surfing, and snorkelling. Join us for a journey in Hawaii, and a pivotal Summer of exploration.

Summer Dates 2 Jul - 31 Jul, 2021

Program Tuition $6,975 USD
Availability Open

Thailand Summer Program

Volunteering with elephants, cultural immersion and adventure travel in Thailand

Experience an enriching month in Thailand with one week of volunteer service-learning and three weeks of amazing educational adventure travel. Immerse yourself in elephant conservation volunteering at the award-winning Elephant Nature Foundation. Discover Thailand’s fascinating cities and culture. Explore incredible jungle, islands and beaches. Gain skills with lessons in Buddhist meditation, Thai cooking, yoga, Muay Thai, rock climbing, caving, hiking, and snorkeling. Join us on a journey through Thailand and a pivotal summer abroad.

Summer Dates 2 Jul - 31 Jul, 2021

Program Tuition $6,850 USD
Availability Open

Hawaii Mini Semester

Conservation service, wilderness expeditions, adventure travel

The United States is, in many ways, a country unlike any other, and this experiential travel semester offers you enriching and insightful fusion of environmental service projects, cultural immersion, personal development, and, of course, the sun, sea, and sand!
This 6-week semester program offers you an enriching and inspiring experience in Hawaii. It combines service-learning and conservation projects with amazing educational adventure travel and heaps of fun in the sun and sea. Immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture and authentic outrigger canoe paddling. Discover Hawaii’s fascinating ocean and mountain landscape and explore incredible jungle, volcanoes, and beaches. Gain skills with lessons in sustainability, conservation, and the environment.

Facilitated by our supportive and experienced Program Instructors, this is an excellent opportunity for students wanting to develop personal and leadership skills, have new experiences and challenge themselves, be immersed in unique environments and learn about sustainability - not to mention, have an insane amount of fun!

Summer Dates 24 Jun - 4 Aug, 2021

Program Tuition $9,750 USD
Availability Open