Health Sciences



Cambodia is a country in the southern area of the Indochina Peninsula, and has a population of approximately 15 million people. It is a constitutional monarchy that has been experiencing quite rapid economic development in recent years. The primary language spoken is Khmer, with many Cambodians in the more popular tourist areas speaking at least some English. The primary religion in Cambodia is Theravada Buddhism.

Battambang, a small city with a population of approximately 200,000 people, is located towards the north-west of the country; 330km from the capital Phnom Penh, and 185km from the popular tourist destination of Siem Reap.

This two week International Study Tour will enable students to participate in many aspects of local and global health care practice. As part of this community-cultural health experience, the students will work in one of two independent health clinics as well as delivering first aid education to children at an orphanage. Central ‘homestyle’ accommodation is provided in Battambang. Provision of sustainable primary health care within the Cambodian context is a key focus of this experience. This valuable learning experience benefits not only the students but the community of Battambang.

International study experience details

Proposed dates: June/July during Semester break
Length of experience: 2 weeks
Available places: Approximately 16 places available
Offered to: Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing/ Bachelor of Paramedicine students

Approximately $3,000 - $4,500 which includes:

  • flights
  • accommodation
  • most weekday meals
  • direct in-country support
  • in-country transport
  • in-country airport transfers
  • translators.

Not included in cost: You will need to allow at least $500 (USD) for spending money, as well as obtaining your passport, visa ($25 USD), and recommended immunisations.

Funding assistance - scholarships and/or grants available: An ACU Vice Chancellors International Travel Grant of $500.00 and an OS-HELP Loan is available to eligible students through an application process.

Note: Any scholarship and/or grant funding received by students is to be paid towards the cost of the STISE and students are responsible for paying any additional travel costs over and above funding payments received.

Tour leader: To be confirmed, e