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Global Engagement



Program at a glance:
Travel Dates May 17-June 2, 2018
NURS3011: Healthcare in Australia (3 credits)
Prerequisites: None
Dr. Valerie Howard
$500 Deposit due December 5, 2017 ($250 of deposit is non-refundable)
$1500 Second Payment due January 16, 2018
$1500 Final Payment due February 13, 2018


Course Information

The program fee includes participation in the following course.

NURS3011: Healthcare in Australia (3 credits)
Prerequisites: None 
This course introduces learners to Healthcare Concepts in Australia. With the National Healthcare System, Australia remains a global leader in providing comprehensive healthcare to its citizens. This course and study abroad experience will provide SNHS students an opportunity to explore global perspectives on Australian Healthcare, with an emphasis on the healthcare models, structures, and delivery. Students will focus on the impact of healthcare systems on policy and practice by comparing and contrasting the public health services model of Australia with the current US healthcare system. Students will engage in discipline specific activities related to the development, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare policies and practices within the country, and will include presentations by University of the Sunshine Coast faculty members.


Program In Focus


The Program Fee for this Faculty-Led program will be $3500 per student, in addition to tuition. The tuition for this course is covered by your Spring 2018 tuition payment.
The fee includes: airfare, housing, most meals, mandatory excursions (for example, museum fees, company visits, historical sites), and supplementary travel insurance.
The fee does not include: personal spending money, some meals, elective (free time) excursions, passport fees, overweight baggage fees.

Payment Due Dates

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017: $500 Deposit Due ($250 non-refundable)
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018: $1500 Second Payment Due
  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018: $1500 Final Payment Due
You may make payment by credit card on our online payment page, or by check (payable to "Robert Morris University") or cash at the Center for Global Engagement office on campus. 


CGE offers competitive scholarships that give select students funding that will be applied toward the total Program Fee for a 2018 FLEAP. In order to be eligible, you must complete an application, original essay, and a letter of reference. These should be submitted along with the rest of your FLEAP registration materials by December 5, 2017. 

Travel Guidelines

The international travel component of this program includes travel from Pittsburgh International Airport to the country and back. No exceptions will be made concerning alternate travel arrangements.

To Register

Students can register for the course by logging into Sentry Secured Services and adding this course to their Spring 2018 schedule. Once you have registered, then complete the Faculty Led (FLEAP) Application and submit it to CGE along with a copy of your passport and current health insurance card.  You can pick up an application in the CGE or download the application forms here.  
The application, passport, and health insurance information are due with your $500 deposit on December 5, 2017.

Mandatory Orientation  

All participating students are required to attend one of the mandatory Orientations held on Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28, 2018. 

Want to learn more? 

If you have further questions, please contact Phil Hnatkovich at the Center for Global Engagement at 412-397-6825 or hnatkovichp@rmu.edu.

Please note: Program itineraries are tentative and are subject to change.