University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Australia HLTH

Program Dates January 03, 2018 - January 29, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview Due to high demand this program's application deadline has been changed to 5:00 pm on Friday, March 24.

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.

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)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
HLTH 411: Topics in Health (3 credits)
UNIV 370-119: Study Abroad - Australia HLTH (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
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 $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.

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.

*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.

Contact Information:
Linda Bucher
Faculty Director
McDowell Hall, Rm 347
Pam Butler
Faculty Director
McDowell Hall, Rm 347

Submit Program Application by 5pm on March 24, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on March 24, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2017

Interest Meetings:
02/27/2017, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM, 102 McDowell Hall
03/02/2017, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM, 101 McDowell Hall
03/15/2017, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM, 215 Willard Hall

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