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STP | ACICIS - Public Health Study Tour (PHST)
Jakarta, Indonesia; Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring,
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Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Science, Engineering & Health (SEH) RMIT School: Health and Biomedical Sciences
Study level: Undergraduate Program type: Global Summer Programs
About your Experience
About your Experience
Program Details:
  • Program dates: Tour 1 - 7 to 22 July 2018
                            Tour 2 - 24 November to 09 December 2018 

The ACICIS Public Health Study Tour (PHST) is a two-week intensive program for public health students to gain experience in the public health sector in Indonesia. The study tour will provide an introduction to the public health challenges currently facing Indonesia, as well as existing government, international and community-led initiatives tasked with meeting these challenges. This is a unique opportunity for Australian students to hear from leading health professionals, policy-makers and community health workers in Indonesia, and to discuss approaches to health issues with Indonesian counterparts.

  • Students from the School of Health & Biomedical Sciences
Academic credit at RMIT
This is an opportunity for you to gain credit for your degree during the RMIT mid-semester break.
  • Gain up to 12 credit points towards your RMIT degree
  • The exact credit will need to be discussed with your RMIT Program Coordinator. You will need to complete a study plan as part of your application as per the application process below.
NOTE: if selected you will enrol into study abroad EXTL placeholder courses for which you will not pay tuition fees to RMIT.

Program cost
Cost for this program is approximately: $AU$3,743
This includes:
  • Tuition fees
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Most meals
  • Orientation and support
  • Accommodation (approx.$520)
  • Internal travel
  • Indonesian language classes (optional)
Additional costs to consider (but not limited to):
  • Flights
  • Host country visa (if applicable $70-85)
  • Personal expenditure
  • Travel insurance (additional coverage, if applicable)
See here for more information. See below for information about available funding for this study tour. 
Travel insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances.
For more detailed information, please refer here.

Accommodation is included. Participants have the opportunity to indicate their accommodation preference as part of their ACICIS application.

Application process
STEP 1: Speak with your Academic Advisor/ Program Manager (For example for Bachelor of Nursing, please contact and seek approval confirming academic credit by completing the Study Plan. See here for more information about seeking study plan approval.
STEP 2: Apply directly to ACICIS by 1 April 2018 (Tour 1) and by 1 September 2018 (Tour 2).
STEP 3: Once accepted, successful students will need to register here and upload the following supporting documents by 31 May 2018 (Tour 1) and 01 October (Tour 2).
Your Mobi registration should include the following:
  • Passport Copy
  • Acceptance letter from ACICIS
  • Approved study plan
For Spring 2018 the following grants are available:
To be eligible for an NCP funded place students must be:
  • Australian citizens
  • Undertaking an undergraduate degree
  • 28 years or younger (flexible, but only for 30% of students)
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

RMIT Global Experience Office contact
Philippa Scott
Global Mobility Advisor (Short-Term programs)
Phone: +61 3 9925 9980

School Contact
Lin Zhao, Discipline of Nursing
School of Health & Biomedical Sciences 

Past RMIT Student Profile
Varinder B was a participant in the 2016 Public Health Study Tour.
Christine Alinsub was a participant in the 2017 Public Health Study Tour.


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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.