Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

India Rural

International Placement: India - Family, Community and Rural Nursing Clinical Practice

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health

Proposed 2019 program

This program immerses you in experiential learning in a rural background. You'll observe ground-level realities and learn about the health issues and the ways these challenges are met by the medicos, Nurses and others. The program enables you to understand Nursing care for individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds with the objective of introducing the you to the Health system of India from a rural perspective. You'll get to experience the ways the medical fraternity reaches out to the vast rural population especially those in interior rural areas.

In addition to the academic component of the program you'll also have the opportunity to experience the cultural aspects of India through various activities and sightseeing excursions.

Enjoy this short video to get a taste of India from past participant Kristy McManus (2016 program)

When: Approximately 23 June - 6 July 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed on notification of successful application)

Number of places: 12 students
This program requires minimum numbers to proceed.

Eligibility: CSU students enrolled in the third year of the Bachelor of Nursing in 2019 and who are eligible to enrol in NRS311 for Session 1, 2019. Students must have achieved a GPA above 4 at the time of submitting their application.

Academic Information: Participants may receive recognition for two weeks workplace learning in NRS311. This recognition will require payment of a subject tuition fee and satisfactory participation and completion of specified assessment items. Students should liaise directly with their Course Director to confirm the ability to include this program and respective subject in their course structure and should do so prior to applying for this program.

Financial Assistance: The advertised program cost is based on the provision of the $450 Vice Chancellor Travel Grant. Eligibility is restricted to CSU students receiving academic recognition for their participation in the program. This is not paid directly to individuals but has already been deducted from the program cost.

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 Global's Scholarships and Funding webpage for further information on financial assistance.

Program cost: Approximately $4300 (exact costs to be advised on notification of successful application)

Costs Should Include: In-country program fee, international airfares, in-country airport transfers, travel insurance, in-country accommodation (twin share) and most meals (vegetarian).

Costs do not include: CSU subject fees, visas, passports, immunisations, local transport (approx AUD$100), additional meals, extra sightseeing costs, recreational activities, souvenirs, gratuities and incidentals.

Please note: This is a group ticketed tour.  Your program will depart from a predetermined Australian international airport and return to the same destination on dates confirmed by CSU Global. 

Application Time-line: continue to the bottom of this page for application link

  • Application closing date: applications closed
  • Successful students notified (email): within two weeks of application closing date
  • $1000 non-refundable deposit due: within two weeks of successful notification
    (You MUST have obtained or be in the process of applying for your passport by this date - with a minimum of six month validity from the return date)
  • Full and final payment due: 3 May, 2019
  • Pre-departure session: To be advised

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

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

Amanda Moses  
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health  
Charles Sturt University 
Phone: + 61 2 6933 2805

Indicative Program Outline (subject to change)
0Depart Australia for India - overnight accommodation at airport hotel in MumbaiAustlralia / Mumbai
1Transfer to Beyond Borders guest house: cultural orientation, local area visit (Malavi), introduction to Academic Director and informal discussion about healthcare in IndiaMalavli
2Program orientation, local area visit , observe OPD consultations (gynaecology and paediatric), Kalpataru hospital visitMalavli
3Parakh Hospital visit / Kalpataru hospital visitMalavli
4Sadhu Vaswani's Mobile Health Clinic, Primary Healthcare Centre, ART Link CentreMalavli
5Sadhu Vaswani's Mobile Health Clinic, Primary Healthcare Centre, ART Link CentreMalavli
6Weekend - free timeMalavli
7Weekend - free timeMalavli
8Parakh Hospital visit / Kalpataru hospital visitMalavli
9Meeting with teachers of Modern English school, Pioneer Hospital visitMalavli
10Visit nursing school at MIMER Hospital and Medical CollegeMalavli
11Pioneer Hospital visitMalavli
12Conduct a health, hygiene and nutrition workshop or a medical camp for the children at Modern English School, MalavliMalavli
13Program concludes - participants return to AustraliaMumbai / Australia