Come explore the incredible diversity of beautiful Indonesia, a country made up of over 17,000 islands and more than 300 languages! This course will examine the intersection of health, culture and religion in Indonesia, with a special emphasis on maternal and infant health and infectious disease. Students will have the opportunity to explore multiple determinants of health that impact outcomes in a field setting. Observing and learning about health in another country will increase students’ global awareness, assessment skills and cultural sensitivity. Students will hear from experts who have led projects with USAID, the UN, and the World Bank, among others. They will also have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned midwives and birth attendants (including a CNN ‘Hero of the Year’
for her life-saving birthing work in Bali), as well as explore cultural similarities and differences within the country of Indonesia.
There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. There may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
Program highlights include:
Lectures from leading global health experts in the fields of tuberculosis and maternal and infant health
Cross-learning cultural immersion experience at local boarding school with students in Jakarta
Cultural excursions throughout the Jakarta area
Visits to Uluwatu Temple in Bali with a sunset Kecak dance performance
Visit to world-famous Padang Padang Beach in Bali
Excursion to Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali
Option for daily yoga and meditation classes in Bali
Participants will stay in a comfortable, double occupancy hotel while in Jakarta, near facilities where education and immersion experiences will take place. While in Bali, participants will stay in a comfortable, double-occupancy guest house, complete with space for daily yoga and meditation, within walking distance to where classes will take place.
The program is open to undergraduate/graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the School of Public Health. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
- Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
- International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Participants who successfully complete the program’s courses will receive 3
semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for PH 4880
and graduate students should register for PH 8880
. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $3,641, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
- Round-trip airfare
- Hotel accommodations
- All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
- Daily breakfast meals
- Group cultural events
- Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
- Georgia State tuition and fees
- Daily lunch and dinner
- Excess baggage charges and tips
- Personal expenses
- Travel not associated with the program
- Public transportation in cities
January 15, 2020: $500 deposit due with application
February 15, 2020: $2,000 payment due
Early April 2020: Program fee posted to PAWs
May 1, 2020: $1,141 remaining balance due along with tuition & fees
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments!
Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship
and the International Access Scholarship
- Meet the eligibility requirements
- Are accepted into a program
- Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline
will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website
or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities
& financial aid for study abroad
Study Abroad Advising
Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor
is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website
Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303