Key information

Destination: Suva, Fiji


  • 3rd year program: 1 - 16 June 2024
  • 2nd year program: 7 - 22 September 2024

Program cost: $3,600 + airfares (inclusions & exclusions below)


  • 32 x $2,500 - $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible undergraduate students
  • $9,504 OS-HELP Loans available for eligible students

Program eligibility: Undergraduate Nursing students

Application deadline: 9 February 2024


The Nursing Immersion Program is a comprehensive 14-day itinerary designed for nursing students or professionals seeking an immersive experience in healthcare, community engagement, and cultural understanding within Fiji.

This program is crafted to offer a unique blend of academic insights, hands-on clinical experiences, and cultural immersion specific to the nursing discipline. The program offers a holistic and immersive experience specifically designed to enrich the nursing education and practice through a combination of academic insights, clinical exposure, and cultural immersion.

Participants can anticipate a deeper appreciation of culturally sensitive nursing care, enhanced clinical skills through exposure to varied healthcare environments, and an understanding of community health challenges and initiatives in Fiji. This program aims to cultivate well-rounded, culturally competent nursing professionals equipped to navigate diverse healthcare landscapes.

This program constitutes up to 80 hours of placement experience.

Highlights / tentative itinerary

  • Sessions with the Fiji National University
  • Colonial War Memorial Hospital
  • 2 Night / 3 Day Village Immersion
    • Health Promotion Workshop & Outreach
    • Community Screening Program
    • Cultural Activities
    • Homestays
  • Stakeholder / Site Visits
    • HOPE Clinic, Suva
    • Oceania Pacific Hospital, Suva
    • Makoi Birthing Unit
    • District Hospital - Community Province
  • Leleuvia Island Day Visit
  • Activities
    • Colo-i-Suva Rainforest Park & National Heritage Site
    • Fiji Museum & Thurston Gardens

Academic information

Which unit/s can this program be taken for as credit?


Can this unit be taken as an elective by students in any Swinburne degree? 



To qualify for the program in June, you must:

  • be enrolled into an Undergraduate Nursing degree (3rd year students only)
  • have successfully completed all second-year units (enrolment in NUR30006 is required).

To qualify for the program in September, you must:

  • be enrolled into an Undergraduate Nursing degree (2nd year students only)
  • have successfully completed all first-year units (enrolment in NUR20006 is required).

Visit the Colo I Suva Forest Park in Fiji

Program cost


See below for the list of inclusions and exclusions of the program fee.


  • Accommodation (twin-share)
  • Breakfast and Lunches
    Welcome and Farwell Dinner
  • Ground transport
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Site visits & excursions


  • International airfares
  • Visa
  • Academic tuition fees (unit costs)
  • Most dinners
  • Personal expenses

Note: Program cost is approximate at the time it is listed online and is subject to change.


Funding your overseas journey may be easier than you think

New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant

This program has $2,500 - $3,000 New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants available for eligible students. 

These grants provide financial support to help alleviate the expenses associated with your overseas program. Australian undergraduate students that meet all eligiblity criteria may apply. Students can apply for a grant as part of the application process.


Eligible Australian students can also apply for an Australian Government OS-HELP Loan of up to A$9,504 (depending on your program location) to help cover costs associated with your overseas program.

For more information on funding and eligibility, see Fee Help and Scholarships.

Information sessions

Please watch the recorded information session to learn more.

Watch the recording


Keen to apply? You can submit your application now. Applications will be assessed after the application deadline.

Final application deadline: 9 February 2024
Apply now

For further details on this program, please contact:

Alastair De Rozario
Mobility Advisor, Study Tours
Swinburne Abroad