A documentary titled “Fresno to Fiji,” produced by mass communication and journalism professor Jes Therkelsen and four students who traveled to Fiji in 2015, will air on Valley PBS (Channel 18) at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. The film will later be available on demand on the PBS website.
The film documents an international service-learning study abroad trip to Fiji during the University’s 2015 winter beak. Twenty Fresno State students took part, four of whom were from the Mass Communication and Journalism Department.
Through the project, students aided development in Fiji and engaged in the community through village events, sports, games and educational opportunities. Participants experienced local food, local accommodation and daily life as they were immersed in the culture.