ACICIS is pleased to share that 22 students from 8 Australian universities will be undertaking our Public Health Study Tour (PHST) in July 2023 in Jakarta and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

Although we are not quite back to pre-pandemic numbers, as we can see in the below graph, but we are delighted to witness a growth in number of participants in the first half of 2023. Please note that in the graph, the number indicated in 2023 is the combination of the number of participants in both summer and winter 2023 iterations of the Tour.

We’d like to also update that the 2nd round of applications for the January 2024 Tour are open and will due on 13 August – please tell your students!

Of the 22 students undertaking this program in July 2023, 19 are doing so with the assistance of New Colombo Plan Mobility Program funding.

The breakdown of ACICIS Winter 2023 Public Health Study Tour (PHST) students by sending university is as follows:

University No. of Students
The University of Western Australia 10
The Australian National University 4
La Trobe University 3
RMIT University 1
The University of Queensland 1
The University of Sydney 1
The University of Technology Sydney 1
Western Sydney University 1
Total  22

Winter 2023 PHST Tour Leader Announcement

ACICIS is pleased to announce the PHST Tour Leader for the Winter 2023 Tour, Dr Emily Rowe.

Emily is an Australian-born, Bali-based health anthropologist and public health specialist with over 15 years’ experience managing, working on and coordinating public health projects and research activities related to gender, HIV, sex workers, LGBTQI people, people who use drugs, harm reduction, people with disabilities, prison health, and sexual and reproductive health rights. She has worked on public health projects in Indonesia, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Mongolia, Iran, Tajikistan, Lao PDR, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Kenya. Emily is also an ACICIS alumna!

We would like to sincerely thank our consortium members, for the support in promoting ACICIS programs and assisting students with their applications this year. It has been an exciting and challenging year with tight deadlines and we are grateful for the ongoing support.

ACICIS also gratefully acknowledges the financial support it has received through the Australian Government’s New Colombo Plan Mobility Program, which has partially underwritten the development of many ACICIS programs through the provision of student mobility grants.

Terima kasih!

The ACICIS Study Indonesia Team