List of resources for Fiji

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We offer a list of websites for you to search for additional information about the Peace Corps and Fiji, as well as to enable you to connect with returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) who have served here. It is difficult to track information as it is moved around on the Web, so please keep in mind as you conduct your search that we try to make sure all these links are active and current, but we cannot guarantee it.

A note of caution: As you surf these sites, please also remember that you will find bulletin boards and chat rooms in which people are free to give opinions and advice based on their own experiences. The opinions expressed are not those of the Peace Corps or the United States government. You may also find opinions of people who were unhappy with their choice to serve in the Peace Corps. As you read these comments, we hope you will remember that the Peace Corps is not for everyone, and no two people experience their service in the same way.

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[edit] General Information About Fiji

http://www.countrywatch.com
On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in Tashkent to information about converting currency from the dollar to the ruble. Just click on your country of service and go from there.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/pacific/fiji
Visit this site to learn all you need to know about Fiji.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/1834.htm
This site is part of the U.S. State Department, which issues background notes periodically about countries around the world. Learn more about Fiji's social and political history.

http://www.geography.about.com/science/geography/library/maps/
This online world atlas includes maps and geographical information about countries around the world. Each country page contains links to other sites, such as the Library of Congress, that contain comprehensive historical, social, and political backgrounds.

http://www.un.org/pubs/cyberschoolbus/infonation/
This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the U.N.

http://www.fiji.gov.fj
The official site for government of Fiji.

http://www.bulafiji.com
This is the Fiji Islands Visitor's Bureau website. While it is geared toward travelers, there is useful information on history and culture.

http://www.fijitimes.com
Fiji has three daily newspapers printed in English, Fiji Live, Fiji Sun, and this one, the Fiji Times.

[edit] Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peacecorps2/
This Yahoo site hosts a bulletin board where prospective Volunteers and returned Volunteers can come together.

http://www.rpcv.org
This is the site of the National Peace Corps Association, made up of returned Volunteers. On this site you can find links to all the Web pages of the “friends of” groups for most countries of service, made up of former Volunteers who served in those countries. There are also regional groups who frequently get together for social events and local Volunteer activities.

http://www.fofiji.org/
This is the Friends of Fiji website hosted by returned Peace Corps Volunteers from Fiji.

[edit] International Development Sites About Fiji

http://www.crc.uri.edu
Coastal Links Coastal Resources Center

http://www.usp.ac.fj/marine
University of the South Pacific's School of Marine Studies

http://www.sprep.org
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP).

http://www.adb.org/About/default.asp
Asian Development Bank in Fiji

http://www.un.org/esa/agenda21/natlinfo/countr/fiji/index.htm
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division of Sustainable Development

http://www.undp.org.fj
United Nations Development Programme—Fiji Multi Country Office

http://www.sidsnet.org
Small Island Developing States Network

http://www.wpro.who.int/countries/fiji
World Health Organization in Pacific

http://www.acys.utas.edu.au
Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies

http://www.spc.int/youth
Pacific Youth Bureau

[edit] Recommended Books

  1. Derrick, R.A. A History of Fiji. Suva, Fiji: Government Press, 2001.
  2. Lal, Brij V. Broken Waves: A History of the Fiji Islands in the 20th Century. HI: University of Hawaii Press, 1992.2.
  3. Geraghty, Paul A. Fijian: Lonely Planet Phrasebook. Footscray, Victoria: Lonely Planet Publications, 1994.
  4. Insight Guides. Insight Pocket Guide Fiji Islands, 2003.
  5. Stanley, David. Moon Handbooks Fiji. CA: Avalon Travel Publishing, 2004.
  6. Vaisutis, Justine and Mark Dapin, Lonely Planet Fiji, Lonely Planet Publications, June 2006.

[edit] Books About the History of the Peace Corps

  1. Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
  2. Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
  3. Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.

[edit] Books on the Volunteer Experience

  1. Banerjee, Dillon. So You Want to Join the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go. Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed Press, 2000.
  2. Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, Wash.: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
  3. Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, Calif.: McSeas Books, 2004.
  4. Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, N.Y.: Picador, 2003.
  5. Herrera, Susana. Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1999
  6. Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, N.Y.: Perennial, 2001.
  7. Kennedy, Geraldine ed. From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, Calif.: Clover Park Press, 1991.
  8. Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).
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