Uni students Explore healthcare Perspectives in India or Japan!
This is your unique opportunity to learn advanced real-world empathy skills, connect with people from your host community & support them towards better health outcomes!
Australian university students in Health-related degrees have the chance to learn advanced empathy skills and apply new understanding to spark meaningful, positive health impacts in communities.
Drishtee Immersion is a unique organisation that believes in the transformative potential of empathy. When you join our program in India, you are a guest of the host community in Maharashtra (India) or community in Yamaguchi (Japan). Village leaders and elders have invited your group, to spend time understanding each other, in order to foster local knowledge, confidence and motivation to move forward, together. It’s a special experience that many Health students have enjoyed - read from recent nursing/health student participants Alice Perkes, Jen Sewak & Bilqis Kencana.
Program activities: learn advanced skills for cross-cultural empathy, self-development, traditional local culture and language; mindfulness training; facilitate community interactions in healthcare and much beyond; spend your time collaborating hand-in-hand with your host community; & city stopovers (to show you all the local hangouts!)
First step: Written application in response to three questions
Second step: 1-on-1 conversation with co-founder, Nathan (over coffee or Skype depending on your location)
Third step: Approval and pack your bags :)
Program dates (3 options):
Option 1 (India): 16th November to 6th December - Apply ASAP!
Option 1 (Japan): 11th January to 31st January
Option 3 (India): 3rd February to 23rd February
Apply by 10th September; sooner is recommended as we have small group sizes.
$3,000* (including all food, accommodation, daily program activities, workshops, and city stop overs)
Not including air travel, travel visa, items of a personal nature
*Payment made in instalments ($500 deposit and remaining due closer to departure); individual payment plans can be arranged
Funding & scholarships:
1. Universities $1000 scholarships for their students. Eligibility criteria applies - UTS more information here -
2. UTS Equity & Diversity scholarships (various amount offered) for UTS students facing significant financial hardship. Several of our past participants have received this - more information here (click on “BUILD equity and diversity scholarships” tab).
Note: all scholarship requires application and acceptance to our program first, so make sure you apply ASAP. Once you apply our friendly team is happy to guide you on funding and academic credit options.
Contact with questions:
Laura Martin, Community Connections Manager
Nathan Wiltshire, Co-founder