In late November-early December 2022, ACICIS was delighted to welcome 18 students from 7 Australian universities back to Indonesia on the consortia’s very first in-country Public Health Study Tour (PHST) since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020.

ACICIS is also thrilled to be running a second tour in January 2023 where we will welcome 36 students from 9 Australian universities.

Although we are not quite back to pre-pandemic numbers, as we can see in the below graph, we are optimistic that there will be growth in student interest as international travel normalises. Applications for the Winter 2023 iteration will open soon – please tell your students!

Of the total of 54 students undertaking this program in Summer 2022/23, 47 are doing so with the assistance of New Colombo Plan Mobility Program funding.

The breakdown of ACICIS November-December 2022 and January 2023 Public Health Study Tour (PHST) students by sending university is as follows:

University No. of Students

(November-December 2022)

The Australian National University 4
The University of Western Australia 4
The University of Sydney 3
UNSW Sydney 3
Monash University 2
Queensland University of Technology 1
The University of Technology Sydney 1
Total 18
University No. of Students

(January 2023)

The Australian National University 12
The University of Western Australia 9
Monash University 4
RMIT University 2
Queensland University of Technology 2
UNSW Sydney 2
The University of Queensland 2
The University of Sydney 2
Western Sydney University 1
Total 36

Summer 2022/2023 PHST Tour Leader Announcement

ACICIS is pleased to announce the PHST Tour Leader for the Summer 2022/2023 Tours, 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