Cultural Immersion Camp Scholarship

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Apply for an immersive cultural experience at Kakadu National Park

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Due to the unfolding situation concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in line with Northern Territory Government’s restrictions on travelling to remote communities, NTGPE advises that we are postponing our Cultural Immersion Camp and deferring the medical student scholarships.
As always, our key priority is the health of our workforce and Aboriginal communities. Our team of Cultural Educators will continue to provide our successful cultural education curriculum and NTGPE will keep you informed of the status of the camps.

NTGPE is giving 10 medical students the chance to join our 2020 cultural immersion camps.

The recipients will learn about Australia’s 60,000-year-old Aboriginal culture from elders and NTGPE’s cultural educators; explore the monumental landscapes of Kakadu National Park; visit Aboriginal rock art galleries; gather, taste and cook bush tucker, and learn about traditional medicines.

NTGPE host cultural immersion camps to help health professionals gain an understanding of Aboriginal culture. This is a highly valuable experience for those with a keen interest in rural and remote health.

Mitchell Gordon 
Medical Student

The cultural immersion camp emphasised the brilliance, diversity, and complexity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures, and this essence was difficult to encapsulate in any branch of new-age medicine.

Who can apply?

This scholarship is open to all medical students studying in Australia. NTGPE will select five medical students studying outside of the Northern Territory and five medical students studying in the Flinders NT Medical Program.

NTGPE will provide travel support for those travelling from interstate (includes return airfares and accommodation up to the value of $2000). All camp expenses and transfers between the camp and Darwin are included.

Please see terms and conditions below.

When are the camps?

New camp dates will be advised TBA

Where are the camps held?

The camp is held at the Billabong Safari Camp, 70km downstream of the world-famous Jim Jim Falls in the beautiful Kakadu National Park. Kakadu National Park is about 250km southeast of Darwin.

When do applications open?

New dates will be advised TBA

How do I apply?

1. Agree to terms and conditions

2. Complete the online application.

When will I find out the outcome of my application?

New dates will be advised TBA

2020 Cultural Immersion Camp Information pack