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
Charles Sturt University
Bathurst, NSW 2795
Phone: + 61 2 6338 4068
School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
Charles Sturt University
Phone: + 61 2 6933 2805
|0||Depart Australia for India - overnight accommodation at airport hotel in Mumbai||Austlralia / Mumbai|
|1||Transfer to Beyond Borders guest house: cultural orientation, local area visit (Malavi), introduction to Academic Director and informal discussion about healthcare in India||Malavli|
|2||Program orientation, local area visit , observe OPD consultations (gynaecology and paediatric), Kalpataru hospital visit||Malavli|
|3||Parakh Hospital visit / Kalpataru hospital visit||Malavli|
|4||Sadhu Vaswani's Mobile Health Clinic, Primary Healthcare Centre, ART Link Centre||Malavli|
|5||Sadhu Vaswani's Mobile Health Clinic, Primary Healthcare Centre, ART Link Centre||Malavli|
|6||Weekend - free time||Malavli|
|7||Weekend - free time||Malavli|
|8||Parakh Hospital visit / Kalpataru hospital visit||Malavli|
|9||Meeting with teachers of Modern English school, Pioneer Hospital visit||Malavli|
|10||Visit nursing school at MIMER Hospital and Medical College||Malavli|
|11||Pioneer Hospital visit||Malavli|
|12||Conduct a health, hygiene and nutrition workshop or a medical camp for the children at Modern English School, Malavli||Malavli|
|13||Program concludes - participants return to Australia||Mumbai / Australia|