Please note: this program has been cancelled for Summer 2020.
Round out your CHS Internship experience by completing it abroad in Australia! Spend time engaging with health and wellness professionals in Australia to compare and contrast US health programs and care with Australia's services. This professional experience will allow you to learn about healthcare programs, shadow a variety of health professionals, tour facilities and decipher public health impact of a variety of programs. In addition, experience the incredible culture, geography and cuisine that Australia has to offer.
July 11-28, 2020
Complete your summer CHS internship in Brisbane!
Participate in academic visits to places such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service Hangar, the Queensland Department of Health and Human Nutrition
Partake in discussions with and listen to lectures by Australia's leading health experts
Observational field work in health-related organizations and programs
Open to students outside of Barrett, the Honors College with a 2.0 GPA or higher
Earn 6 internship credit hours to meet your program's required internship or elective credit hours, or complete EXW 454 and EXW 456 for 6 credit hours
Space is limited. Apply early!
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.
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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, art, outdoor flower, produce, merchandise markets, a rich history, and the unique coffee and café culture that is only Australia!
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 health programs and services, which will be explored during the internship study abroad experience. Students will have the opportunity to discover, observe, and acquire knowledge related to various health service settings in Australia.
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.
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.
CHS 484 Prerequisite(s) vary by major, please contact the CHS 484 internship support coordinator, Bobbie Jo Trude for details.
Junior and Senior status required and preference given to College of Health Solutions and other Health Career majors.
Students must take one or two of the following courses for a total of 6 credits.
CHS 484: Internship (6)* HEP 454: Health Promotion Planning and Implementation (3)** HEP 456: Health Promotion Program Evaluation (3)**
*Students will begin their internships in Arizona during Summer 2020. The internship will be completed abroad in Brisbane, Australia. Students must complete a total of 270 field work hours.
**Students enrolling in HEP 454 and HEP 456 will complete pre- and post-program coursework through Canvas. Prerequisites will be waived for these two courses. Students must still have completed 45 hours of coursework.
Shawn Marie Hrncir, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Health Education and Health Promotion (HEHP) Program Coordinator
College of Health Solutions (CHS)
School of Nutrition and Health Promotion (SNHP)
Office: Health South/Room 444F
Bobbie Jo Trude
Internship Support Coordinator
College of Health Solutions
Students will stay in shared accommodations for the duration of the program.
Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.
Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.
Disability Accommodations Abroad
Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States.
In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.
LGBTQIA Students Abroad
Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.
We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.
Gender Identity Abroad
When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity.
Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.
You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on ourRacial and Ethnic Minority Students page.
The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is $6,810.
Program Fee includes: tuition for 6 ASU credits, all housing; local transportation; cultural excursions and site visits, ASU faculty support, and international health insurance. Not included: international airfare, most meals, visa, passport, 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
View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.