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  • Locations: Koror, Palau
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Palau 2019



PASI3005/6005: Pacific Islands Field School will not be offered in Winter Session 2022.  

PASI3005/PASI6005 The Pacific Islands Field School will be held in Palau in Winter session 2019. The course focuses on understanding the complex relationships between gender, environment, decolonization, creative arts and tourism in the context of political and regional affairs in the Pacific. You will be introduced to the Pacific through practical engagement with the islands with a strong emphasis on integrating formal learning and theory with first-hand experience. The course is particularly well suited to students who are interested in demonstrating their talents and ideas in performance based and multimedia formats

In 2019 the Pacific Islands Field School will be delivered in collaboration with the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Centre for Pacific Islands Studies. You will have the opportunity to create networks with students from Honolulu to learn more about Palau, and its relation to the broader Pacific and world.

Study Activity

In-country activity for this course will run from Saturday 6 July to Sunday 20 July 2019. 

You will participate in 2 weeks of intensive discussion, practice and field tours focused on Pacific culture, as well as preparatory lectures, workshops and fundraising activities at ANU before departure.

You will meet your convener, Associate Professor Katerina Teaiwa, and your fellow participants in Palau on Saturday 6 July with formal course activity commencing on Sunday 7 July. Over the course of the next two weeks, with your counterparts from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, you will discover Palau, its people, culture and history with a focus on understanding the ways in which Pacific knowledge is constructed and conveyed through the notions of gender, environment and the creative arts. We will also reflect on how such knowledge has been transformed through colonialism, Christianity and globalisation. With support from the local Palau Community College, the course content actively engages local students, scholars, activists and artists on critical course themes. 

Activities for this course will require participants to have a moderate level of fitness. Access to food products in Palau is limited when compared to Australia and it may be difficult to cater to specific dietary requirements. If you have concerns about this, please contact the CAP Student Centre.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

This opportunity is open to all current ANU postgraduate students and undergraduate students that have completed at least 48 units of study by the time of application. Preference may be given to students who have previously undertaken Pacific studies at ANU.

Participants will be selected based on their response to the application questions. Academic results may also be taken into consideration during the selection process.  

Application Details

Complete the application by Sunday 28 April 2019.

If you are successful, you will be advised of your application outcome by Friday 10 May 2019 and must be able to confirm your participation by Friday 17 May 2019.

Funding Opportunities


OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.

Travel and Other Costs

Participants are required to independently arrange and cover costs of return flights to Palau. 

Costs for twin share accommodation at Palau Community College, most meals, transport in Palau and entry to some cultural and tourists sites are expected to be approximately $1,200. Final costs will be confirmed with selected participants. 

ANU participants pay tuition fees to ANU for their six-unit course enrolment.

Participants will receive ANU travel insurance coverage for the duration of this program.

General Information for Mobility Programs

While the College of Asia and the Pacific welcomes participation from all eligible ANU students, credit towards your degree program will be at the discretion of your home College. It is your responsibility to consult with your College's student advisors about how this course might fit into your current degree requirements.

Applicants should ensure they have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the program.

The CAP Student Centre is not able to provide visa advice, please refer to the relevant embassy or immigration department for advice about visas.

Please note: the Global Programs System is currently experiencing delays with the account creation and password reset functions. If you do not receive an email from the system within 48 hours please email our office at


CAP Student Centre
HC Coombs Building, 9 Fellows Road
T: 6125 3207

This program is currently not accepting applications.