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Winter 2018: Australia HLTH
January 03, 2018 - January 29, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

photo courtesy of Pam Butler
Interest Meetings:
02/27/2017 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM102 McDowell Hall
03/02/2017 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM101 McDowell Hall
03/15/2017 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM215 Willard Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
09/12/2017 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM202 McDowell HallStudents must attend ONE of the meetings on September 12.
09/12/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM202 McDowell
11/12/2017 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM229 Purnell Hall
Program Notes
Due to high demand this program's application deadline has been changed to 5:00 pm on Friday, March 24.
Program Description
Experience a contextual understanding of the history, the people, and some of the traditions of Australians - an eclectic mix of individuals from over 140 nations.

In Australia, you will have a unique opportunity to immerse yourselves in the lifestyles, habitats, and hospitality of these cultures while examining healthcare delivery and education through experiences in Melbourne, Tasmania, and Sydney.

Concurrently, students will study ethical issues related to health care, including policies and delivery practices of a variety of health-related professions. Class work will take place where students are living--in University College, University of Melbourne.

When in Melbourne at University College, students will reside in student dorms, with breakfast and dinner provided. LIkewise, housing in Tasmania will be in university residence halls. In Sydney, students will stay in shared dorm rooms at the International House at the University of Sydney.

Through a variety of planned excursions, including fieldwork, clinical sites, and guided experiences this unique program will enhance and extend both formal and informal learning during summertime in the land down under.

The Program Fee includes accommodations in Uni Melbourne residence halls, all program-related excursions, some meals, roundtrip Melbourne-Hobart (Tasmania) flights, one-way Melbourne-Sydney flight, and international medical insurance.The program fee also includes local transportation passes in Sydney and Melbourne, as well as several group meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Australia, or airport transfers in the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Melbourne. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. Those who arrive at the Melbourne airport at the appointed time will be able to take advantage of the group bus to their lodging. Students who opt to arrive at a different time are responsible for traveling to their lodging independently and at their expense as instructed by the faculty director.

Students who are U.S. citizens should also budget an estimated $20 to cover the cost of their ETA-Visa to enter Australia. Students who hold passports from other countries may have other visa requirements and/or additional expenses.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
HLTH 241: Ethical Aspects of Healthcare (3 credits)
Study of basic ethical thought and principles and their application to selected contemporary issues in healthcare.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group A
HLTH 411: Topics in Health (3 credits)
This course explores cultural and political similarities and differences in health promotion, disease prevention, health restoration, health-related education, and health care delivery in Australia compared to the United States. Culturally congruent health-related strategies and interventions in relation to public policy and population health will be compared. Exploration of some topics may include an experiential component.
Satisfies the following School of Nursing requirement: NURS 411, Topics in Healthcare Delivery
UNIV 370-119: Study Abroad - Australia HLTH (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale). We encourage non-health/nursing majors to apply!

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $2,700.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$3,400.00$3,400.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,658.00$9,406.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$2,700.00$2,700.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 24, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedMay 02, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Linda Bucher
Faculty Director
McDowell Hall, Rm 347
Pam Butler
Faculty Director
McDowell Hall, Rm 347

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.

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