Students in Malaysia

Psychology and Community Health with Sunway University

20 June - 5 July: Gain an overview of psychology and community healthcare in Malaysia through seminars, project work and experiential visits.

Tab Content: Trip Overview

Psychology and Community Health is a 2 week programme that provides you an overview of mental health and practices in Malaysia. The programme includes a mix of academic seminars and lectures, experiential visits and exploration time. You will also gain insight into Malaysia culture through a tour of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, a guided culinary journey, a hands on community service activity and also an experiential visit to places of worship. During your free days, you have the opportunity to explore other parts of Malaysia and beyond to neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia.

 Psychology and Community Health Info Sheet

Tab Content: Cost and Funding

Trip Fee Payable to Global Experiences: £995

This programme fee covers accommodation, all scheduled activities and most meals. 

What isn't included in the fee?

  • International Flight Costs: The Global Experiences team will arrange for a group international flight, which participants may opt on to. The cost for this year's flight is £740. You can opt into this flight during the trip application.
  • Injections and medication: This will vary depending on which country option you choose. Participants should visit a travel clinic or nurse for advice before travelling. There is also advice available on the NHS Fit for Travel Website.
  • Spending money for shopping and free time activities.
  • Visa Costs: Most UK passport holders don’t need a visa to enter Malaysia. If you are not a UK passport holder you can find more information about the visa requirements to enter Malaysia by checking the Immigration Department of Malaysia's website.
  • Travel to and from the UK departure airport

Can I apply for funding?

In 2018-19, 65% students who travelled on on a Global Experiences trip received some form of financial assistance. Students who are in receipt of a means-tested bursary from the University will likely be eligible to receive funding covering 60-75% of the programme fee. This funding can be applied for during the trip application process.

More information about funding is available here.

Tab Content: Support for Travellers

All trip participants will be expected to attend a compulsory pre-departure training session on 27 May. 

Participants will also be expected to attend a Cross-Cultural Training workshop. There will be various sessions happening in the Lent and Summer Terms, including ones on 20 or 21 May which will be tailored especially for people participating in a Global Experiences vacation programme.

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Key Facts About the Trip

Trip Dates: 20 June - 5 July (Including travel days)

UK Departure Airport: Manchester

Estimated Number of Participants: 5 - 7 Lancaster University students. They will be joined by 10-15 students from other universities.

Deadline to apply: 31 January 2020, but applications may close early if all of the available spaces are taken before this date.

Tab Content: About Sunway Unviersity

For more information about the partnership between Lancaster University and Sunway University visit the partnership website.

Diana's Sunway Experience

In 2018, Diana participated in this programme while taking part in all that Sunway City and Kuala Lumpur had to offer. In her free days she even made an optional trip to Singapore!

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Summer Programmes Update

With the spread of COVID-19 globally and the risk that poses to travelling students and faculty, Lancaster has made the difficult decision to cancel the Global Experiences Summer vacation programmes. Current staff and students can check our internal Covid-19 information pages for updates.

Information for current staff and students

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