Strategic planning has been undertaken by the Provost and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences with the assistance of the University of Miami to develop our relationships with catholic universities in South America. Following the signing of an MOU between ACU and PUC in 2013, this will be the second student mobility program to Chile.
Students will spend their two-week Community Placement at our partner university, the Pontifico Catholic University of Chile (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, PUC) receiving lectures on the Chilean health care system and specific health care issues experienced by the Chilean population. Students will also have the opportunity to visit a range of public and private health care facilities within Santiago de Chile, the capital of Chile. A highlight of the study program will be a visit to the indigenous Mapuche community.
Students may count the experience as their two week community nursing placement in NRSG354. This study program will also include students from speech pathology, physiotherapy and social work.
International study experience details
Early July, during semester break
Length of experience:
Approximately two weeks
Limited to 8-10 students
Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing/ Bachelor of Paramedicine final year students
Approximately $4,000 - $5,500 per student. Included: Airfare and taxes, Accommodation, Airport Transfers, ACU/FHS Polo Shirt and ACU Travel Insurance for the period of the STISE.
Not included: Personal spending money, incidental items, food, gifts, sightseeing and departure taxes.
Note: Prior to departure you will need to allow for money to obtain your passport, visa’s (if applicable) and required/recommended immunisations.
ACU Vice Chancellors International Travel Grant: ACU Students can apply for a one time grant of $500 to assist with the financial costs of your study experience.
OS-HELP Loan: Australian Citizens with a current HECS/HELP debt may be eligible to apply for an OS-HELP Loan to fully fund the cost of the experience. Please see the main page under ‘Funding Assistance’ for further details.
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.