On the Challenges Abroad Thailand Health Promotion program you will spend two weeks working on a range of health promotion interventions aimed at improving awareness in of key health issues and helping overall community health.

This program suits students who are studying or have work experience in a field related to nursing, medicine, allied healthcare, public health, biomedicine or science. 


You will be volunteering with local community members to deliver public health workshops focusing on essential health and wellbeing topics like basic first-aid, 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 will also have the chance to volunteer in the local hospital. This is an opportunity to observe and gain a deeper understanding of the Thai healthcare system and the challenges it faces, providing additional insight for your health promotion workshops. You may also be able to assist local staff in taking vitals, depending on your experience.    

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


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

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding


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: Thailand
Credit: Not-for-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate, Postgraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

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.​