Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

India Complementary Therapies

International Experience Program: India

Faculty of Science

School of Biomedical Sciences - India, Goa - Service Learning in Complementary Therapies

Proposed 2018 Program

Travel to Goa this November and learn how Ayurvedic medicine and other alternative therapies form a key part of health care delivery in India.

In India traditional and Ayurvedic Medicine is not a complementary practice. But like modern medicine, it is a regulated and compliant method of treatment and a part of core medical certification. Ayurvedic or Homeopathy is a specialisation available to Indian doctors as a supplement to their medical study.

In this program you get to explore the ancient systems of diagnosis, disease prevention and therapy and learn how traditional healing methods, therapies and medicines work.

The self-ticketing aspect of the program will allow you the flexibility of exploring the beauty and culture of this amazing country at your leisure prior to and/or after the program completion.

When: approximately 29 October - 17 November, 2018 (exact dates will be advised on notification of successful application)

Number of places: 10
This program will require minimum students to proceed.

Eligibility: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science (Complementary Medicine) at the time of undertaking the program. Students from other disciplines may be considered where there a vacancies in the program. You should also have room in your degree to receive academic recognition (as per the information below) for your participation in this program.

Academic Information: Complementary Medicine students may be eligible to receive academic recognition for their participation in this program through the completion of SCI301 - International Practical Experience. this will require enrolment, payment and completion of all assessments associated with this subject. Students must liaise directly with their School for approval to include this subject in their course structure and should do so prior to applying for this program..

Financial Assistance: The advertised program cost for undergraduate students is based on the provision of the $450 Vice Chancellor Travel Grant. Eligibility is restricted to CSU students enrolled in a CSU degree and receiving academic recognition for their participation in the program. This Grant is not paid directly to students but has already been deducted from the advertised program cost. International students returning to their home country will not be eligible to receive this funding.

Students may also be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Australian Government's OS-HELP loan. OS-HELP is a loan available to eligible Commonwealth Supported students who want to undertake some of their study overseas. OS-HELP can be used for a range of expenses such as airfares, accommodation, and other travel or study expenses.

Eligibility for OS-HELP will be assessed once successful students are selected and is based on a number of criteria.  Acceptance into a CSU Global program does not guarantee eligibility for the loan. Please note, you cannot pay your program deposit through OS-HELP.

All funding associated with CSU Global programs (travel grants, scholarships, subsidies and loans) is linked to successful completion of academic and program expectations. Failure to meet these requirements may result in funding being revoked.

Refer to CSU Global's Scholarships and Funding webpage for further information on on OS-HELP.

Cost: Approximately $3500 (exact costs to be advised on notification of successful application)

Costs should include: In-country program fee, in-country accommodation (twin share), most meals (vegetarian), Hindi language introduction, some in-county transport and some site-seeing costs.

Costs do not include: CSU subject fees, international flights, travel insurance, visas, passports, immunisations (if required), additional local transport/meals/sightseeing, recreational activities, souvenirs, gratuities and incidentals.

Please note: This is an individually ticketed program (students to purchase their own flights, travel insurance, visas and passports). 

Application Timeline:

  • Application closing date: applications closed
  • Successful students will be notified (via email): Within two weeks of application closing date.
  • Program payment due (non-refundable): Within two weeks of notification of successful application
    You must have a valid passport, or have applied for one by this payment date. Your passport must have a minimum of six month validity from the program's return date.
  • Full and final payment date: 30 September, 2018
  • Pre-departure session: To be announced

Further enquiries regarding the application process should be directed to: 

Alice Wood
CSU Global
Charles Sturt University
Building 1395
Bathurst, NSW 2795
Phone: + 61 2 6338 4068
Email: csuglobal@csu.edu.au

Further enquiries regarding the content of this program should be directed to:

Dr Sokcheon Pak
School of Biomedical Sciences
Phone: + 61 2 63384952
Email: spak@csu.edu.au

Draft itinerary (subject to change):
DayActivityLocation
0All program participants must have arrived in Goa by this day 
1Cultural and program orientation 
2Practical and theoretical perspectives on theory on Ayurveda history, concepts and some panchakarma 
3Practical and theoretical perspectives on theory on Ayurveda history, concepts and some panchakarma 
4Practical and theoretical perspectives on theory on Ayurveda history, concepts and some panchakarma 
5Practical and theoretical perspectives on theory on Ayurveda history, concepts and some panchakarma. Review of week's learnings. 
6Recreation Day  
7Recreation Day 
8Ayurveda history, concepts and panchakarmas. Yoga instruction, its therapeutic uses and philosophy. 
9Ayurveda history, concepts and panchakarmas. Yoga instruction, its therapeutic uses and philosophy. 
10Ayurveda history, concepts and panchakarmas. Yoga instruction, its therapeutic uses and philosophy. 
11Ayurveda history, concepts and panchakarmas. Yoga instruction, its therapeutic uses and philosophy. 
12Ayurveda history, concepts and panchakarmas. Yoga instruction, its therapeutic uses and philosophy. Review of week's learnings. 
13Recreation Day 
14Recreation Day 
15Ayurveda history, concepts and panchakarmas. Yoga instruction, its therapeutic uses and philosophy. 
16Ayurveda history, concepts and panchakarmas. Yoga instruction, its therapeutic uses and philosophy. 
17Ayurveda history, concepts and panchakarmas. Yoga instruction, its therapeutic uses and philosophy. 
18Ayurveda history, concepts and panchakarmas. Yoga instruction, its therapeutic uses and philosophy. 
19Ayurveda history, concepts and panchakarmas. Yoga instruction, its therapeutic uses and philosophy.Review of program and farewells 
20Program concludes - participants free to undertake further travel or return home