Drishtee Immersion

UTS Health Immersion!

UTS Health students! Explore healthcare in India this year!!


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!

UTS Health students have the chance to learn advanced empathy skills and apply empathy to bring about meaningful, positive health impacts in the real world. After two amazing groups during summer we’re back and hosting three groups later this year… and you’re invited to apply!

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. 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 UTS Health students have enjoyed - read from UTS nursing/health students Alice Perkes, Jen Sewak & Bilqis Kencana.

Please note, if you are not a UTS Health student, please see our current opportunities here.

Program details!

Program activities: learn advanced skills for cross-cultural empathy, self-development, Indian tribal culture and language; many community interactions in healthcare and beyond; spend your time collaborating hand-in-hand with your host community; and awesome professional mindful yoga training; & a Mumbai stopover (all the local hangouts!)

Application process:
First step: Written application in response to three questions
Second step: 1-on-1 in-person conversation with a team member
Third step: Approval and pack your bags for India!

Program dates (2 options):
Option 1: 16th November to 6th December - Apply by 5th August
Option 2: 3rd February to 23rd February - Apply by 31st August

Program cost:
$3,000* (including all food, accommodation, program activities, workshops, and city stop over in Mumbai)
Not including air travel to India, 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. UTS BUILD offer $1000 scholarships for UTS students. Eligibility criteria applies - more information here (click on “BUILD travel scholarships” tab).
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 options.

Contact with questions:
Laura Martin, Community Connections Manager