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Delegation on Medicine & Science in Australia

The International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) Delegation on Medicine & Science in Australia will give you access to the people, places and perspectives at the core of a unique approach to the complex social and financial issues underlying the delivery of health care in the twenty-first century.

Through special access to hospitals, clinics and universities, lectures by doctors, practitioners and administrators, interesting activities, group discussions and immersion in the sights, sounds, people and places that make up this complex multi-cultural nation, you will return with not only a new perspective on health care in Australia, but also on what you want to achieve in your medical career.

Dates & Schedule: 

Delegation on Medicine & Science
Australia 2016

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Tuition and Pricing Info:
2016 Program Pricing
Tuition: $3,395
Optional Extension: $1,495


Core Program

Program Start/Arrival Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016
     Arrival City: Melbourne (Airport code: MEL)

Core Program End Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016
     Core Departure City: Sydney (Airport Code: SYD)

Optional Extension*

*For students participating in the Optional Extension, one-way airfare between Sydney and Cairns is included in the package price. Return airfare between Cairns and Sydney is not included.

Optional Extension Start Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016
Optional Extension Departure Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
     Optional Extension Departure City: Cairns (CNS)

Safety & Travel: 

Safety and Supervision

Should I be concerned about safety in a foreign country?

Your safety is our first priority. As a result, Delegations are highly structured and thoroughly evaluated for quality and safety. We will not bring you into areas where we think your safety might be in question. If conditions exist or arise that make it impossible for us to offer a safe program, we will alter the itinerary and re-route the program to safer regions. ISLP adheres to international travel advisories issued by the U.S. State Department and the in-country U.S. Embassy. All U.S. scholars are registered with the U.S. Embassy in the destination country prior to their departure.

Do I need any immunizations?

We suggest that scholars consult the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization current recommendations regarding international travel. The most current information can be found at and We also recommend that you check with your physician or local health care facility to inquire about any health concerns or immunization options.

Will there be an on-site nurse?

No. You should plan to bring any medication along that you think you might need (i.e. cold medication, anti-diarrhea, fever, etc.). Of course, in the rare occurrence that you may need medical attention, we will assist you in getting to a doctor or hospital.

Will I be expected to follow rules such as curfews on the Program?

Since this is an academic program, there is an established Code of Conduct. This exists to ensure the highest level of safety, education and enjoyment for all scholars. Further, we do ask that scholars take into consideration the intense academic nature of the Program, and as a result, we expect them to be well-rested and focused during the daily program. We ask scholars to remember that they are serving as ambassadors when they visit another country. As such, it is imperative that all scholars keep in mind the importance of their conduct when traveling. Our hosts and speakers are expecting prepared, motivated and well-informed high-caliber scholars. Please refer to the Information, Release and Agreement on the back of the Enrollment Application.

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Preparing for Travel in a Foreign Country

What assistance will be available to prepare for the Program?

Once you are enrolled, you can expect to receive communications with all the information necessary to prepare for your journey, including packing suggestions, suggested attire, currency exchange information, travel documents, academic preparation and useful travel tips.

Also, as we rely heavily on our web site to communicate important information, it would be a good idea once registered to stop by regularly to check for updates and drop by the message boards to hear the latest news.

Prior to enrollment you can also contact us by e-mail at any time at

What type of clothing should I bring?

For most professional activities, business casual is what you would want to wear. For example, men would feel comfortable in khakis or dress pants with a button-down shirt and women would be completely appropriate in a skirt or dress pants with a nice blouse or top. During certain program components, more professional attire may be required and during some cultural and leisure activities you may want to be more casual. Well in advance of your departure, we will get you specific details about what you should plan to pack so that you will have what you need in order to be appropriately dressed.

Are language skills going to be an issue at all?
Will there be any basic conversational language training during the Program?

While we do not expect fluency in your host country’s language or even basic proficiency, as all world travelers know, every bit of your host countries language that you do know will increase your overall experience. But again, the only language requirement is to speak fluent English and there is no language training offered during the Program. Bear in mind that each delegation will have guides fluent in the host language during all professional visits, speakers and workshops.

Will there be access to Internet?
Should I bring my cell phone or a phone card?
Each housing location will have Internet access via a business center, Wi-Fi in the lobby or in the sleeping room. Most properties now have in-room Wi-Fi available, but occasionally there may be an exception. Most properties do charge a fee to use the Internet and this fee is not included in the price of tuition. Keep this in mind if you need to use the Web during your travels. For telephone communication, most students now travel with a cell phone (check with your provider on rates as they can add up quickly) or a calling card. Another option for Internet or cell phone access is to purchase a local Wi-Fi device or local cell phone, upon arrival to your destination. More information on how to get started and researching best options can be found in the online enrollment materials.

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What's Included: 

What’s Included: Delegation on Medicine & Science in Australia



Accommodations used during the Delegation on Medicine & Science in Australia are modern, comfortable, well-located, air conditioned, 3 to 4 star properties with en suite bath/toilet.


Meals during the Core Program:
     Breakfast included daily
     7 additional meals (lunch or dinner)

Meals included during Optional Extension:
     Breakfast included daily
     2 additional meals (lunch or dinner)


All tips and taxes levied by hotels, restaurants and local governments are included. Additionally, tips to guides and drivers are included.


All programs include in-country licensed travel managers and expert facilitation by trained professionals in each program’s career focus.


Basic emergency health insurance is provided for the duration of the Program and is included in the Tuition.


All scheduled Program activities using air, train, ship and chartered motor coach transportation are included.


Airfare to and from the Program destination is not included in the cost of Tuition.

Cultural Highlights: 

Cultural Highlights
Delegation on Medicine & Science in Australia



Cultural Excursions included in the Program:

Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most recognizable landmarks and a symbol of Australia itself. It has been called one of the most distinctive architectural achievements of the 20th century. The Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts center, formally dedicated in 1973. It is the home of Opera Australia, the Sydney Symphony, the Sydney Theatre Company, and the Australian Ballet. Over 450 performances are presented in the Opera House every year.

The Rocks is the birthplace of modern-day Australia, and the site of Sydney’s original town settlement, founded in 1788. Earning its name from the area’s sandstone cliffs, it originally served as a camp for British convicts and their overseers. Located on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour, The Rocks features historic buildings, eateries, museums, art galleries, and excellent shopping. A blend of Sydney’s past and present, it is a popular destination for all visitors to Sydney.

Cultural Excursions for Independent Exploration during free time:

Circular Quay is located on Sydney Cove, at the foot of the central business district and the historic end of the city. A recreational hotspot, it features a bustling collection of pedestrian malls, parks, restaurants and walkways, as well as being a major transportation hub. Ferries leave every few minutes bound for different parts of the harbor. The quay offers amazing views of Harbour Bridge, and a short walk will take you to the Opera House, the Rocks, and the Royal Botanical Gardens.

The Royal Botanic Gardens are located on the shores of Sydney Harbour, right in the heart of the city. Founded in 1816, the Botanic Gardens are the oldest scientific institution in Australia. Over 45,000 plants, both native and exotic, can be found across the gardens’ 30 hectares.

Sydney Harbour is the focal point of the city, home to many of Australia’s most notable attractions, including Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay. It’s no surprise that Sydney is known as “The Harbour City!”

Manly Ferry will take you on a scenic journey from Circular Quay to the suburb of Manly, New South Wales, a famous seaside resort most notable for its miles of pristine beaches.

A visit to Sydney Aquarium, located in Darling Harbor, is like a journey under the sea. Walk through underwater tunnels to observe over 600 aquatic species native to regions throughout Australia. View the largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit in the world, watch a crocodile feeding and get close to thousands of fish, penguins, and maybe even a shark!

Taronga Zoo is home to over 2,600 individual animals, making it one of the largest zoos of its kind. Taronga is an Aboriginal word meaning “beautiful view.” In operation for nearly a century, the zoo features 340 species of animals found all over the world. And of course, you will see those native to Australia—kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, emus and more!

The mile-long crescent shaped sand of Bondi Beach is one of the best-known beaches in the world. As the closest ocean beach to Sydney’s city center, it is a prime surfing and swimming spot for Australians and visitors alike.

The Blue Mountains derive their name from the fact that the gum trees release an oil into the air that reacts with the sunlight to produce a blue haze. The Blue Mountains lie in the center of a World Heritage Region; they comprise over 5,000 square miles of forest, much of it wilderness. You will find breathtaking views, lookouts, cascades and waterfalls in this bushwalker's paradise.

Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef – Optional Extension

Cultural Excursions included in the Program:

Cairns is a popular holiday location for Aussies and international visitors alike. Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and home to beaches, mountains and rainforests, Cairns is the perfect location to cap off a trip to Australia.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef (over 1800 miles long), a natural wonder replete with diverse marine life, tropical islands and sun-kissed beaches. Visitors can participate in introductory scuba, guided snorkeling tours, or a reef presentation.

Low Isles Coral Island is a coral cay surrounded by acres of reef. It is a great area for snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach.

Cultural Excursions for Independent Exploration during free time:

From Cairns, you have your choice of a number of daytrips, including rainforest tours, island daytrips and an excursion to Aboriginal culture parks.

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