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Global Health and Environments in Indonesia
Makassar, Indonesia
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2014 06/01/2014** Rolling Admission 06/01/2014 06/21/2014

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Anthropology, Environmental Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Administration, Public Health, Sociology Program Type: Faculty Directed
Class Eligibility: Graduate Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Student At Large Housing Options: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Program Provider: NIU Faculty
Program Description:

Global Health and Environments

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Faculty Director:
Dr. Tomoyuki Shibata

Program Overview

This study abroad program is coordinated by the Study Abroad Office (SAO) at Northern Illinois University (NIU), in cooperation with the School of Nursing & Health Studies (NUHS), Institute for the Study of the Environment,  Sustainability, & Energy, and the School of Public Health (FKM) at Universidad Hasanuddin (UMHAS) in Makassar, Indonesia. A study abroad pilot program in 2012 was funded by the Department of State through the Institute of International Education. This program was originally developed by Dr. Shibata and Lindsey Watson, MPH who conducted her master's project in Indonesia in 2011.

If you:
•    Are interested in making a difference
•    Want to travel a far away from the US to learn other cultures
•    Want to get interdisciplinary research experience
•    Want to conduct your own research for thesis or capstone
•    Want to work locally or even globally

This study abroad program will be a perfect opportunity for you! To download the PDF, click Indonesia.

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Course Offerings

PROGRAM ACADEMIC CREDIT: For satisfactory participation in the program, participants will receive 3 semester hours of undergraduate or graduate credit in one of the following NIU courses:

PHHE 473  Topics in Public Health and Health Education     3 semester hours
    Description:  Examination of contemporary issues and problems in public health and health education.


ENVS 450  Issues in Environmental Studies     3 semester hours
    Description:  Interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives on selected issues in environmental studies. Independent study and seminars.
    Prerequisites:  Completion of 15 semester hours comprising the ENVS core (ENVS 301, ENVS 302, ENVS 303, ENVS 304, and ENVS 305).

PHHE 673  Workshop in Health Services Delivery    3 semester hours
    Description:  Advanced workshop designed for students, community professionals, and health-related board members to study a selected contemporary issue or problem         in  the field of health services delivery. Content varies to provide the opportunity to study current problems.
    Prerequisite:  Consent of school.

INTL 301  or  IDSP 501  Study Abroad Program     3 semester hours
    Description: Course work undertaken as part of an approved university study abroad program.   
HONORS CREDIT:  Qualified students may also elect to receive Honors credit for any study abroad course(s) with the approval of the NIU faculty or instructor responsible for the course.  For more information please contact the University Honors Office.

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Student Life

Participants will reside in hotels and the guest house at Hasanuddin University. Accommodations are included in the program cost. Students will be responsible for their own meals.

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Application Information

APPLICATION:  Global Health and Environments in Indonesia or visit the NIU Study Abroad Office website at (and search for “Indonesia” or the "Global Health and Environments in Indonesia" program  to begin the online application process for this program. The online process provides guidance on requesting information, advising, or applying for the program.  Please note that at the time of application, applicants will be expected to submit a signature verification form and copy of their ID to the Study Abroad Office.  More detailed instructions can be found on the website or by contacting the Study Abroad Office at (815) 753-0700 or

$200 APPLICATION FEE/DEPOSIT:  A $200 application fee/deposit is required of all applicants.  The $200 is broken down into $100 for the non-refundable application fee and $100 for a program deposit.  Both the application fee and the deposit will be applied to the total balance of the program cost.  The $100 deposit is refundable only if the participant withdraws prior to the withdrawal deadline indicated on the program materials or for medical reasons verified by a physician if the withdrawal takes place after the withdrawal deadline.  
The $200 application fee/deposit will be charged to NIU students’ NIU Bursar's account.  (Checks and money orders cannot be accepted from NIU students.)  Non-NIU students must submit a check or money order in the amount of $200.  More detailed instructions regarding the application fee/deposit can be found on the seminar application website.
    IMPORTANT – All applications will be categorized as “Pending – No Deposit” until the $200 application fee/deposit has been received (or, in the case of non-NIU students, once a check has been received).  The Study Abroad Office will not consider or process applications without the $200 application fee/deposit.  In order to reserve your place in the program you must submit the $200 deposit within 14 days of application.  After 14 days applications without a deposit will be inactivated.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  March 3, 2014.  Students should be advised that this program has limited enrollment.  Early application is strongly encouraged.  Late applications are not recommended, however, if space is available, late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

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The program is open to all NIU students, students at large who meet the NIU general admission requirements, and students of other universities or colleges. Currently enrolled students must meet College of Health and Human Sciences course GPA requirements.  Graduate level students must also meet NIU Graduate School admission, course and GPA requirements.

Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at the time of application.  Students who are on academic or disciplinary probation are not eligible to participate in study abroad programs.  Applicants must participate in the entire program and satisfy NIU undergraduate or graduate admission and course requirements.

Students cannot have any encumbrances against their NIU records.  Any encumbrances placed on a student's records by NIU (i.e., the Graduate School, Undergraduate Admissions, Bursar's Office, Accounts Receivable, Registration and Records, Health Services, Parking Services, etc.) must be cleared before a student is granted admission to a study abroad program.

For undergraduate students to be admitted to the program, an applicant's official transcript must be on file in the NIU Study Abroad Office.  Students who are currently enrolled at NIU, or who have previously enrolled at NIU, do not need to request an official transcript; the Study Abroad Office will make this request on behalf of the applicant.  Students who want to participate in the program and earn academic credit from NIU who have not previously enrolled at NIU, or who are not currently enrolled at NIU, should ask the Registrar at their institution to forward an official transcript as soon as possible to the Study Abroad Office.  (Student-issued transcripts and photocopies are not acceptable.)   Questions relating to the admission requirements or transcripts should be directed to the Study Abroad Office.

Students who desire to obtain graduate credit must either be admitted to a graduate program within the NIU Graduate School, or be admitted to the status of a "student-at-large" (SAL) within NIU's Graduate School.  For students to be admitted to the program for graduate credit, the applicant's official transcript must be on file in the NIU SAO.  Students who are currently enrolled at NIU, or who have previously enrolled at NIU, do not need to request an official transcript.  However, students who will participate in the program in order to earn academic credit as an SAL (students who have not currently enrolled, nor are previously enrolled at NIU) must provide a transcript from the baccalaureate institution and from any institution at which graduate credit has been earned.
This document must be provided to the SAO before a student can be admitted as an SAL to the
program. (Student issued transcripts and photocopies are not acceptable.)

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Program Fees

    NIU  PROGRAM  COST:   The program cost includes the following:
1.    Hotel or guesthouse accommodations
2.    Land transportation in Indonesia
3.    Visa to enter Indonesia
4.    Admission fees to cultural and historical sites visited as part of the daily schedule
5.    NIU undergraduate or graduate credit
6.    NIU major medical insurance
    PROGRAM  COST:  $3,455

All prices quoted are subject to change. The information contained in the program documents and forms is presented in good faith and is believed to be correct as of the date presented. Northern Illinois University reserves the right to amend, modify, revise, or delete any information appearing in these documents, including but not limited to the cost of the program.
Non-NIU students should consult with their home institutions regarding additional costs that may apply to study abroad. Non-NIU students are responsible for any study abroad charges imposed by their home institution.
•    Airfare
•    Cost of acquiring a passport (approximately $135, including 2 passport pictures).
•    Passport size photos.
•    Additional costs associated with obtaining a visa for non-U.S. passport holders.
•    Immunization fees (if immunizations are required)
•    $40 Undergraduate application fee for non-NIU undergraduate students.
•    Independent travel and visa costs associated with independent travel.
•    Expenses for free-time pursuits.
•    Expenses and purchases of a personal nature.

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Financial Aid

As a participant in a study abroad program through NIU, you may be eligible for: Pell Grant, SEOG, Perkins Loan, PLUS Loan, Subsidized or Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, MAP Award or your privately awarded scholarship with consent of awarding organization. Tuition waivers do not apply. Please contact Pamela Rosenberg, the International Programs business manager, in Williston Hall 408, (815) 753-9530, for more information.

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Withdrawal Policy

WITHDRAWAL FROM  THE PROGRAM:  Applicants withdrawing from the program after March 3, 2014 will not be refunded the $200 program deposit.

Applicants withdrawing from the program after this date will also be held accountable for any funds obligated to overseas vendors and agents on the applicant's behalf.  This provision is in effect even if the applicant has not submitted the $200 deposit or additional payments, and if the applicant is applying for financial aid.

Ifthe applicant must withdraw after March 3, 2014 for medical reasons, funds obligated on their behalf to overseas vendors can only be refunded if:

1)    The request is submitted to the Study Abroad Office in writing and accompanied by a signed statement stating that travel is not advised from a physician  on the physician's  letterhead; and
2)    NIU is able to obtain refunds from overseas vendors and agents.

CANCELLATION OF THE PROGRAM: The Study Abroad Office reserves the right to cancel this program if the minimum required enrollment is not attained. If, prior to the commencement of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is issued for Indonesia all applicants will be notified promptly of the warning and the possibility of cancellation of the program. If, during the course of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning is issued for Indonesia, students will be promptly notified of the warning and the advisability of canceling the program.

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Passport/Visa Information

All participants are expected to possess a passport in order to participate in this seminar. Important Note: U.S. passports must be valid SIX months beyond the intended stay overseas.
Individuals who do not currently posses a valid passport should apply for one immediately.
Information on acquiring a passport is available at the U.S. State Department’s Website: U.S. passport holders do not need special visas for this seminar. Foreign passport holders may need special visas for travel in England and are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas.

A visa is not required for visits up to 90 days. Non-U.S. passport holders may need special visas for travel in the U.K. and are responsible for obtaining all necessary visas.

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Contact Information


Please contact the Study Abroad Office
Williston Hall 417
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: (815) 753-0700

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