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Program Description
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South Bank Brisbane River

Brisbane Coast and Mountains

AUIP - Melbourne with Tram
Photo courtesy of AUIP

   Quick Facts

  • Summer 2018 program dates: June 12 - June 28
  • Two cities: Brisbane & Melbourne
  • Academic Visits, Lectures, and more!
    • Royal Flying Doctor Service Hangar and Tour
    • Queensland Department of Health and Human Nutrition Visit
    • Indigenous Healthcare Orientation
    • Victoria Department of Health and Human Services Briefing
    • The Victoria Health Promotion Foundation Visit
    • Discussions with Australia's leading public health experts
  • Observational and engaged field work in a public health setting
  • Day trips to North Stradbroke Island, Noosa Heads National Park, Mount Glorious, Brisbane's South Bank, AFL Game at Etihad Stadium, Melbourne's CBD (Central Business District), Koorie Heritage Trust Guided Flagstaff Gardens Walk, and explore surrounding areas near Melbourne and Brisbane
  • Open to students outside of Barrett, the Honors College with a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Open to graduate students
  • Earn 6 credits
  • Space is limited. Apply early!

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.


Brisbane - City

Brisbane Bike Walk Run

Melbourne at Night - AUIP
Photo courtesy of AUIP

Location Details

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world.  Located in a subtropical setting, this “small town feel” metropolis and surrounding areas offer numerous opportunities to explore Down Under civilization, including mountainous and coastal adventures, theatre, music, and art, outdoor flower, produce, and merchandise markets, a rich history, and the unique coffee and café culture that is only Australia!

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is Australia’s second largest city.  Known as one of the world’s most livable cities and a melting pot of culture, it’s filled with beautiful architecture, a variety of delectable cuisines, a jam-packed sports calendar, weekend outdoor shopping and activities, a spectacular coastline, museums, galleries, and exhibits beautiful parks, and is the wildlife lover’s dreamland.
Australia’s unique and complex health care system includes numerous primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention programs.  These programs focus on various health issues and are implemented in a variety of multicultural communities, including indigenous settings.  On the international platform, Australia has lower than average expenditures on health coupled with higher than average life expectancies (Grattan Institute, 2014), but still faces challenges in the public health arena.  These challenges are being addressed through a variety of innovative public health programs, which will be explored during the Down Under study abroad experience. Students will have the opportunity to discover, observe, and acquire knowledge related to program planning, implementation, and evaluation in community health education settings in Australia. 

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to all students who have completed EXW 101 or 102 (or EXW 290 or 300) with C or better; and EXW 340 or 342 or 394 (Health Behavior Theory) with C or better; GPA of 3.0+

Consideration will be given to waiving prerequisites if provided an appropriate and strong rationale.


Undergraduate students will enroll in the following two courses:

EXW 454: Health Promotion Planning and Implementation (3 credits)
EXW 456: Health Promotion Program Evaluation (3 credits)

Graduate students will enroll in the following two courses:

EXW 554: Program Planning and Implementation in Health Promotion (3 credits)
EXW 556: Program Evaluation in Health Promotion (3 credits)

Brisbane QUT


Faculty Director

Dr. Shawn Marie Hrncir
Senior Lecturer, Health Education and Health Promotion (HEHP) Program Coordinator
Health North/Room 421
phone: 505-730-1118
College of Health Solutions (CHS)
School of Nutrition and Health Promotion (SNHP)

Additional Faculty

Matthew Buman
Associate Professor
Arizona Biomedical Collaborative (ABC1)
425 N. 5th Street, Room 235
phone: 602-827-2289
College of Health Solutions (CHS)
School of Nutrition and Health Promotion (SNHP)

Shawn Hrncir, Faculty

Matthew Buman, Faculty



Ibis Hotel Room
Ibis Brisbane Hotel Room
(Photo courtesy of AUIP)

Nova Stargate Apartment Hotel
Nova Stargate Apartment Hotel in Melbourne
(Photo courtesy of AUIP)


Program Housing

In Brisbane, students will be housed in twin-share, ensuite hotel rooms at the Ibis Brisbane Hotel. There is a restaurant and laundry located onsite.
Here is a link to a map of the Ibis Brisbane Hotel.

During their stay in Melbourne, students will stay in multi-share, apartment style rooms. The apartments are 2 and 3-bedroom apartments that accommodate three to four students per apartment. Each apartment contains a full kitchen and lounge.
Here is a link to a map of the Nova Stargate Apartment Hotel in Melbourne.

Breakfast will be included for every morning of the program in both Brisbane and Melbourne.


Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. This program involves activities that require moderate exercise, such as hiking, though participation in some of these activities is optional.  Additionally, this program makes regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs. Additionally, AUIP, the third-party provider used on this program, will make every effort to arrange reasonable accommodations, but cannot guarantee that all needs can be accommodated. Any student with a disability who needs an accommodation or other assistance in the course must inform the study abroad program Coordinator or Faculty Director as soon as possible, and by no later than one week before the closing date of applications for the program.

Mt Glorious Lookout


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2018 is $7,525.

Program Fee includes: tuition for 6 ASU credits, all housing, daily breakfast, in-country transporation, course-related field trips, admission to cultural events, and international health insurance. Not included: airfare to/from Australia, most meals, passport, books and personal expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program Cost Sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.


Dates & Deadlines

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.