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  • Locations: Apia, Samoa
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
  • 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.
Dates / Deadlines:

Exchange Program (Semester/Year) applicants: Scroll down to the Program Description to view exchange application deadlines.

All other programs: There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Key Experience Criteria
Key Experience Criteria
RMIT schools: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences Study level: Undergraduate
Program type: Global Work
About your Experience

Chiro Clinic Banner SamoaProgram Details:
  • Program Leader: Dr Sandra Gason
  • Dates: 26 August - 8 September 2018
  • Places Available: 5 
The Clinic Abroad program to Samoa commenced greater than 10 years ago.  Over the past 2 years the program has been positioned in Apia, Samoa where students provide chiropractic care to patients whilst adhering to the principles of best practice within the scope of university-learned skills.  

The Clinic Abroad program is hosted by a business called Touch of Samoa whom provide staff to assist in scheduling of patients and translation (when necessary). All assessment and treatment will be fully supervised by an RMIT approved clinical supervisor and will contribute to clinical Work Integrated Learning requirements.  Students will be encouraged to use a variety of approaches and techniques taught at RMIT.

During the two-week Study Abroad program students gain clinical experience in undertaking evidence-based clinical assessment and management of patients under an experienced registered practitioner.  The clinical experience gained will enable further progression towards meeting the clinical requirements of the course whilst increasing cultural awareness and sensitivity.

Students will also work alongside local health workers building the capacity to work as a member of an inter-professional health team.

Program Cost:
The approximate cost of this program is AU$2350. This cost includes the following
  • Return airfares
  • Accommodation
  • Local Transport
  • Food
Additional costs to consider, but not limited to:
  • Personal expenditure
  • Health insurance (if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (if applicable)
  • Host country visa (if applicable)
  • RMIT tuition fee
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.

  • Only Chiropractic BP280 students enrolled in REHA2240 who have met the requirements to undertake external clinical placement
  • Please note, there will be a preference for students who have sports injury training or extremity adjusting experience.
Academic Credit:
  • REHA2240 Chiropractic Clinical Practice 4
Application Process:
  1. Apply for this program using the "Apply Now" button by 28 May 2018. 
    • Students will be required to apply via Mobi by completing the following Questionnaires in full:
      • Outbound Mobility: General Information
      • Short-term Mobility: General Information
        • Applicants are required to submit a 2000 word Clinic Abroad Application Essay covering the following: 
          'The common conditions and public health issues in Samoa and your suitability as a member of the Clinic Abroad team, including relevant previous volunteer experience'.
  2. After the deadline, successful students will be contacted of the outcome and required to 'Accept' their place in the program.
    • Successful applicants must have completed all University Hill Exit Requirements.
Pre-departure Session:
Successful applicants will be required to attend a compulsory pre-departure session prior to departure. Further details will be provided to successful applicants.  

Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

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.