Health Sciences



Taiwan is an island in the East China Sea that offers an adventure landscape with hot springs, a heritage-rich capital, diverse folk traditions and a feted night market scene. Taipei is the capital of Taiwan and this is where students will be based for the tour.

On this tour, students will apply a primary health care approach when planning and reflecting on their observations and experiences of health practices and services in Taiwan. Students will observe and interact with health care providers and their clients comparing the roles of nurses in a range of health services with the roles of nurses in Australia.

Clinical placement will be undertaken in acute care hospitals, community and hospice centres in and around Taipei, Taiwan. Students will visit various specialty areas such as a neuro-surgical ward, neuro-medical ward, neuro-rehab unit, community care and hospice care. Taiwanese culture and history is embedded into the program. Students will be given the opportunity to experience the history and beauty of the vibrant city, including a visit to Taipei 101 and plenty of opportunity to try delicious Taiwanese foods.

International Study Experience Details

Proposed dates:June/ July
Length of experience:16/17 days departing Brisbane
Available places:Approximately 10 student places
Offered to:Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Nursing/ Bachelor of Paramedicine students from all campuses
Cost:$3,000.00-$4,000.00 (includes airfares, transfers, accommodation and clinical placement transport). Food and shopping costs are at an additional expense to the student. Food is very reasonably priced in Taiwan.

Not included in cost: you will need to allow for spending money, as well as obtaining your passport, visa’s (if applicable) 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:Sharni Lavell, Brisbane Campus, e