Mott Community College
Fiji Study Tour 2001
Introduction
Itinerary
Participants
Student Art Exhibits
in Fiji --
post-Fiji --
student/participant comments
Funding Sponsors & Assistance
Organizing Assistance in Fiji
Techncal Credits
Photo Gallery
Video Gallery
Group Study
Looking Glass Design

Itinerary

Students travelling on the Fiji Study Tour journeyed
from July 13 through July 28, 2001


Day 1 Travel (Friday)
13-Jul-01
Depart MottCC Art Center 10:00 AM Via Commuter Express Bus Service
     
Depart Detroit Metro 2:30 PM NW 337 (NorthWest)
Arrive LAX 5:19 pm (local time) arrive LAX (direct flight?)
Depart LAX 8:45 PM NZ55 (Air New Zealand)
Day 2 Travel      
Day 3 (Sunday,
Fiji Time)

15-Jul-01
 
Arrive Nadi Airport, Fiji 3:15 am (Fiji Time) Meet Tour Bus to be taken to the Beachouse in Korolevu
  approx. 7 am Arrive at the Beachouse
Spend day at the Beachouse   Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner at the Beachouse
Day 4
(Monday)
16-Jul-01
Tour Bus to Suva (Fiji's Capital) about 8 am Breakfast at the Beachouse
Set-up Art Exhibit at Museum Arrive Suva about 10 am Directed Tour of Fiji Museum
  about noon-1 pm Lunch at the museum
Meet for Shopping Tour of "Little India" about 1 pm  
& Fijian Market and Handicrafts Centre    
  About 6 pm Dinner at Szechuan Restaurant
Tour Bus returns to Beachouse about 8 pm Arrive Beachouse about 10 pm
Day 5
(Tuesday)

17-Jul-01
    Breakfast at the Beachouse
Tour Bus to Suva (Fiji's Capital) about 8 am  
Visit The University of the South Pacific Arrive Suva about 10 am  
Visit The Centre for Oceanic Culture & the Arts approx. 1-2 pm Lunch in Town (student's choice)
Tour US Embassy & Meet Ambassador approx 2 pm  
  about 5 pm light dinner in town
MOTT ART EXHIBIT OPENING early evening Wine & Cheese with "Friends Society" of the Fiji Museum
8 pm - Tour Bus returns to Beachouse Arrive Beachouse about 10 pm  
Day 6
(Wednesday)

18-Jul-01
LOVO PREPARATION! around 7-8 am Breakfast at the Beachouse
Fiji Arts Council
Workshop #1
Traditional Pottery Techniquesby master potter Taraivini Wati
approx. 9:30 am    
approx. 12-1 pm Lunch at the Beachouse
  3:30 PM Afternoon Tea at the Beachouse
Workshop ends by 5:00 pm   
TRADITIONAL LOVO DINNER!!! 7:00 PM Dinner at the Beachouse - EAT THE LOVO!!!
Day 7
(Thursday)

19-Jul-01
  
   Breakfast at the Beachouse
Fiji Arts Council
Workshop #2

Traditional Weaving Techniques
by master weaver Finau Mara
approx. 9:30 am  
approx. 12-1 pm Lunch at the Beachouse
3:30 PM Afternoon Tea at the Beachouse
Workshop ends by
5:00 pm
7:00 PM Dinner at the Beachouse
Day 8
(Friday)

20-Jul-01
 
   Breakfast at the Beachouse
Fiji Arts Council
Workshop #3
Masi Stencilling workshop
approx. 9:30 am  
approx. 12-1 pm Lunch at the Beachouse
  3:30 PM Afternoon Tea at the Beachouse
Workshop ends by 5:00 pm    
Warwick Hotel for Firewalking/Meke/Feast approx. 6 pm depart Beachouse by Hotel Shuttle
Firewalking at Warwick 6:30 PM Followed by Fijian Feast at Warwick
Fijian Dance entertainment at Warwick 8:30 PM Return to Beachouse afterwards by Shuttle
Day 9
(Saturday)
21-Jul-01
   Breakfast at the Beachouse
Navua River Trip/Village Visit* approx. 7 am, arrive 8 am Depart Beachouse for Navua town
Tour bus trip to Navua Town  approx. 9 am  Depart Navua River jetty via longboat head upriver to waterfalls
  mid-day Lunch at traditional Fijian Village
     dance and kava ceremony of welcome
arrive back in Navua Town
Tour bus trip back to Beachouse approx. 3:30 (arrive 4:30 pm) depart Navua Town
   Dinner at the Beachouse
Day 10
(Sunday)

22-Jul-01
   Breakfast at the Beachouse
Tour bus trip to Pacific Harbour approx. 8:30 am  
Snorkling/Beach visit*Yanuca Island via Dive Connections, Pacific Harbour    lunch off Yanuca Island
Tour bus trip back to Beachouse approx.
4 pm
Dinner at the Beachouse
Day 11
(Monday)
23-Jul-01   
   Breakfast at the Beachouse
Tour bus trip to Sigatoka Sand Dunes* approx. 9:30 am Depart Beachouse for Pacific Harbour
Guided tour of archaeological dig site arrive about 10 am   
Tour bus trip back to Beachouse approx noon
Free afternoon arrive 1 pm Lunch at the Beachouse
   Dinner at the Beachouse
Day 12
(Tuesday)

24-Jul-01
 
   Breakfast at the Beachouse
Tour bus trip to Suva depart 8 am Depart Beachouse for Suva
Fiji Museum
Workshop #1 (continued)

Traditional Raiku firing of pots
arrive 10 am   
 
Lunch in town approx. 1-2 pm Walk to town for lunch
Meet at the Fiji Museum for MCC Art Exhibit pack-up 2:30-3:30 pm Fiji Museum
Pick up pottery at the museum   
Afternoon & Dinner on own in town 3:30-8 pm Dinner in town
Meet tour bus to return to Beachouse 8:00 PM depart Suva for Beachouse
Day 13
(Wednesday)
25-Jul-01
   
Spend morning at the Beachouse    Breakfast at the Beachouse
Pack-up during morning  
  approx. 1-2 pm lunch at the Beachouse
Tour Bus trip to Nadi Town 2:30 PM Check-out from Beachouse
Check into Toka-Toka Resort Hotel arrive 4:30 pm  
Free time in the evening   Dinner at hotel
Day 14
(Thursday)
26-Jul-01 
Free day in Nadi      Breakfast on own or at Sheraton
Last day to shop, hang out, etc. Lunch on own 
Possible day trips: Garden of the Sleeping Giant (orchids)
or Shotover Jet boat ride Dinner on own
Day 15
(Friday)
27-Jul-01
   
Check out from Toka Toka Hotel approx. 7 am Breakfast on own.
   Departure Tax
Depart Nadi, Fiji for Auckland, New Zealand 9:55 AM NZ45 (AirNewZealand)
Arrive Auckland, New Zealand 1 pm (Local Time) Transit lounge - Sorry folks! I don't believe we can leave the airport.
Depart Auckland, NZ for LAX 4:00 PM NZ6 (AirNewZealand)
Full Day of Travel approx. 14 hour flight  

Day 16
(Friday)
[time goes
back 1 day]
27-Jul-01

Arrive LAX, clear customs and immigration 9 am
(LA Time, July 27)
Arrive in LA before you left New Zealand!
   
Depart LAX for Detroit Metro 4:20 PM NW32 (NorthWest)
Arrive DTW (Detroit Metro) 9:50 PM  
28-Jul-01  
Arrive back in Flint 
2:00 AM
WE'RE HOME!!!! 
Commuter Express Bus picks us up at 11 pm at DTW     
To return us to the Mott Art Center


INTRODUCTION | ITINERARY | PARTICIPANTS
"FACES OF FLINT" EXHIBIT IN FIJI "
FROM FLINT TO FIJI & RETURN" EXHIBIT IN FLINT
STUDENT/PARTICIPANT COMMENTS
FUNDING SPONSORS & ASSISTANCE
ORGANIZING ASSISTANCE IN FIJI | TECHNICAL CREDITS
PHOTO GALLERY | VIDEO GALLERY | GROUP STUDY
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