Each year ACU’s Faculty of Health Sciences offers a number of destinations around the world where students can undertake a community engagement unit or clinical placement/professional practice abroad as part of your studies. These activities are facilitated through our ACU overseas partners. Most of these experiences are offered to students enrolled in their third or final year of study at ACU.

The benefits of undertaking an international experience include:

  • contributing to the common good
  • gaining hands-on experience while completing a clinical experience/professional practice or community engagement activity that counts towards your degree
  • adding a global perspective to your degree and enhancing your career prospects
  • learning about new cultures and new approaches to health and health care.

Most destinations are financially supported by the New Colombo Plan or Endeavour mobility grants offered by the Australian Government for eligible students.

See what’s on offer in 2020

Each of these opportunities are eligible for the

  • ACU Vice-Chancellor and President’s Travel Grant (up to A$500)
  • OS-HELP Loan

Exercise Science

Type: Community engagement/Professional practice
Units: EXCS398, EXSC399
Location: Timor Leste – Baucau 19 June – 6 July 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 10 NCP grants valued at A$3,000 each

Exercise Science

Type: Community engagement/Professional practice
Units: EXCS398, EXSC399
Location: Vanuatu – Port Vila 4 – 24 July 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 3 NCP grants valued at A$3,000


Exercise Science

High Performance Study tour
Units: EXSC318, EXSC675
Location: United States of America September – October 2020

Nursing

Type: Professional practice
Unit: NRSG373
Location: Cambodia, Battambang 25 January – 8 February 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 8 NCP grants valued at A$3,000 each

 


Nursing, Midwifery, Nursing-Paramedicine

Type: Professional practice/ Community engagement
Unit: NRSG373, MIDW351 
Location: India, Hyderabad 24 January – 9 February 2020


Nursing

Type: Professional practice
Unit: NRSG373
Location: United States of America, Miami 1 – 15 February 2020


Nursing

Type: Professional practice
Unit: NRSG373
Location: Singapore 14 June – 27 July 2020


Nursing

Type: Professional practice
Unit: NRSG373
Location: United States of America – North Carolina 17 June – 7 July 2020


Midwifery

Type: Community engagement
Unit: MIDW351
Location: Timor Leste – Maluk 21 June – 4 July 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 6 NCP grants valued at A$3,000 each

 


Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedicine

Type: Community engagement
Unit: NRSG373, MIDW351, PARA321
Location: Timor Leste – Baucau 28 June – 11 July 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 8 NCP grants valued at A$3,000 each

 


Nursing, Midwifery

Type: Professional practice/Community engagement
Unit: NRSG373, MIDW351
Location: Vanuatu – Santo
Trip 1 20 June – 5 July 2020 
Trip 2 4 – 19 July 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 28 NCP grants valued at A$2,500 each

 


Nursing, Midwifery

Type: Professional practice/Community engagement
Unit: NRSG373, MIDW351
Location: Vanuatu – Port Vila
Trip 1  11 – 27 June 2020
Trip 2 2 – 18 July 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 40 NCP grants valued at A$2,500 each

 


Nursing

Type: Professional practice
Unit: NRSG373
Location: Chile – Santiago 20 July – 21 August 2020

Grants/Funding: Endeavour x 1 grant valued at A$2,500

 

Occupational Therapy

Type:Professional practice
Units: OTHY303
Location: Vietnam – DaNang 1 June – 3 July 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 12 NCP grants valued at A$3,000 each


Occupational Therapy

Type: Professional practice
Units: OTHY307
Location: Vietnam – DaNang 2 November – 4 December 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 6 NCP grants valued at A$3,000 each


Occupational Therapy

Type: Professional practice
Unit: OTHY303
Location: Vanuatu – Port Vila 8 June – 3 July 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 12 NCP grants valued at A$3,000 each


Occupational Therapy

Type: Professional practice
Units: OTHY307
Location: Vanuatu – Port Vila 9 November – 4 December 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 6 NCP grants valued at A$2,500 each


Occupational Therapy

Type: Professional practice
Unit: OTHY303
Location: Timor Leste – Dili 1 June – 26 July 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 4 NCP grants valued at A$3,000 each

Physiotherapy

Type: Professional practice
Units: PHTY402, PHTY403, PHTY404, PHTY405, PHTY406, PHTY407, PHTY411, PHTY412, PHTY413, PHTY414
Location: Vietnam – DaNang 20 April – 22 May 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 5 NCP grants valued at A$3,000 each

Physiotherapy

Type: Professional practice
Units: PHTY402, PHTY403, PHTY404, PHTY405, PHTY406, PHTY407, PHTY411, PHTY412, PHTY413, PHTY414
Location: Vanuatu – Santo 10 May – 12 June 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 6 NCP grants valued at A$3,000 each


Physiotherapy

Type: Professional practice
Units: PHTY402, PHTY403, PHTY404, PHTY405, PHTY406, PHTY407, PHTY411, PHTY412, PHTY413, PHTY414
Location: Timor Leste – Dili 17 May – 13 June 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 4 NCP grants valued at A$3,000 each

ACU Vice-Chancellor and President’s Travel Grant (up to $500)


Physiotherapy

Type: Professional practice
Units: PHTY402, PHTY403, PHTY404, PHTY405, PHTY406, PHTY407, PHTY411, PHTY412, PHTY413, PHTY414
Location: Vanuatu – Port Vila 20 July – 21 August 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 4 NCP grants valued at A$3,000

Physiotherapy

Type: Professional practice
Units: PHTY402, PHTY403, PHTY404, PHTY405, PHTY406, PHTY407, PHTY411, PHTY412, PHTY413, PHTY414
Location: Chile – Santiago 20 July – 21 August 2020


Physiotherapy

Type: Professional practice
Units: PHTY402, PHTY403, PHTY404, PHTY405, PHTY406, PHTY407, PHTY411, PHTY412, PHTY413, PHTY414
Location: Denmark – Aarhus 24 August – 25 September 2020

Grants/Funding: Endeavour – 2 grants valued at A$2,500 each

 

Psychology

Type: Community engagement
Unit: PYSC310
Location: Nepal 25 January – 8 February 2020

Speech Pathology

Type: Professional practice
Units: SPHY402, SPHY404
Location: Vietnam 30 August – 25 September 2020

Grants/Funding: New Colombo Plan – 4 NCP grants valued at A$3,000 each


Speech Pathology

Units: SPHY400
New Zealand 27 April – 12 June 2020

Grants/Funding: ACU Vice-Chancellor and President’s Travel Grant

Costs and funding

STISE Costs vary depending on program duration and student numbers ranging from approximately A$ 3,000 – A$ 8,000.

Financial support to study overseas is available to eligible ACU students, including an OS-HELP Loan and the ACU Vice-Chancellor and President’s Travel Grant. More information on funding is available on the ACU Student Portal.

How to apply

Current ACU students can apply via InPlace. Students who meet the initial criteria are notified by email of future opportunities.

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