What does it include?

The Global Learning Partnership is a 4-week interdisciplinary placement that gives students the unique opportunity to learn and contribute to the SDGs, work as part of a team and build ongoing, interactive relationships across the globe. Students are selected from a variety of health disciplines to work in collaboration with our partner university to serve communities in Nepal and exchange knowledge, ideas and research.


Date: 1st -27th March, 2020

Closing date for applications: 8th November 2019

Location:  Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS), Dhulikhel and Dhungkharka Outreach Clinic (extension of Dhulikhel Hospital)

Cost: $1800 USD per person. This includes all in-country costs (food, ground transportation, accommodation and learning materials).

NOTE: Airfares, travel insurance and required vaccinations are not included in the cost and will need to be arranged separately.

The programme will run from 1st – 27th March 2020 and will include:

Week 1: University-based learning:

o   Interprofessional case-base learning –U21 UN SDG case studies

o   Health needs analysis and Health promotion project design

o   Leadership in health care and cultural competency workshops

o   Group strategy development for community needs assessment and local health promotion initiative

Week 2-4: Team based field/clinical work

o   Outreach clinical visit and stay in rural location; team-interprofessional group of international partners on site;

o   Exchange with existing outreach clinics and community stakeholders; and

o   Conduct a needs assessment and team based community health project.


o   Dentistry, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Public Health and Rehabilitation Sciences students studying at a U21 Health Sciences Group member university

o   U21 HSG member universities include: University of Melbourne, University of Queensland, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Fudan University, University of Hong Kong, University College Dublin, Tecnologico de Monterrey, University of Auckland, Korea University, Lund University, University of Birmingham, University of Glasgow, University of Nottingham, University of Johannesburg, University of Amsterdam, McMaster University, University of New South Wales, University of Edinburgh

o   Students who have completed at least 1 year of study.

For more information

Contact Carolyn Cracknell, U21 HSG Project Officer (Global Learning Partnerships)


Find out more about this 4 week clinical placement opportunity working in partnership with the University of Kathmandu, Nepal that gives students the unique opportunity to learn and contribute to the SDGs.