On the Challenges Abroad Health Promotion Challenge, you will spend two weeks in the Kathmandu Valley volunteering on a range of health promotion interventions aimed at increasing community awareness of key health issues. You'll be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and think creatively while being part of a long-term solution to improving overall community health.

Experience

You will be volunteering with local community members including school children, teachers and parents to deliver health workshops focusing on important health topics like hygiene and sanitation, human anatomy and bodily function, diet and nutrition, mental health, girls and women’s health and non-communicable diseases. These workshops will play a big role in increasing the overall health of the community, as locals will receive the knowledge they need to keep themselves and their families healthy.

You can find out more about the Health Promotion Challenge program by visiting the Challenges Abroad website. 

Credit 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences students may be eligible for Level 2 credit through PHSS2000: Practical Employability Experience. Students must have space within their program for a 2 unit general elective. For more information, visit the course webpage.

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Challenges Abroad for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Abroad Student Eligibility Criteria and any eligibility criteria set by Challenges Abroad. 

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Costs

The program fee is $2,050. More information regarding program fees can be found on the Challenges Abroad website. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding

Accommodation

Accommodation is included in the program cost. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the Challenges Abroad website.

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 23 May 2020

Program Dates

Start: 4 July 2020
End: 18 July 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Volunteering
Mode: Study abroad
Location: Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
Credit: Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​

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