Clinical Dietetics MS Abroad

Students in the clinical dietetics program should strongly consider doing a rotation abroad. Students can fulfill 60 hours of CD 630 and 120 hours of CD 650 abroad. By doing a clinical dietetic rotation abroad, students can demonstrate cross-cultural competencies to future employers, broaden their understanding of the world and their field, and develop the soft skills of working in a diverse environm

 

Clinical Dietetics Study Abroad Programs

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Program Suggestions

The programs highlighted on this page are a good fit for students in Clinical Dietetics.

Semester and Academic Year Programs

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Program Type

Courses

Uganda

Nutrition, Food Security, and Sustainable Agriculture

External

Available Courses

Peru, Fiji, Bolivia,Samoa,South Africa

International Nutrition Internships

External

Available Courses

Peru

Rotation in Peru and Spanish Immersion

External

Available Courses

Ecuador, Philippines

ELI Nutrition Internships

External

Available Courses

Multiple Destinations

World Endeavors

External

Available Courses


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There are other program options available. Schedule a study abroad advising appointment to learn more or browse our other program options:

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Academic Advice

  • Students can fulfill 60 hours CD 630 and 120 hours of CD 650 abroad.
  • Students in study abroad will need access to a computer/internet in order to complete course requirements
  • Students should be working with their faculty mentor to plan and make appropriate course selections for study abroad.
  • Once you have decided on your program be sure to meet with your academic advisor at least 3 months prior to departing for your program.
  • Rotation options must meet the standards identified by the Clinical Dietetics Program.
  • Rotation options will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the program

 

To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please visit our Course Approval page. 

Once you have selected a program, schedule a meeting with your academic advisor to discuss your plans.


FAQ's

 

Why do a rotation abroad?

By doing a clinical rotation abroad, students can demonstrate cross-cultural competencies to future employers, broaden their understanding of the world and their field, and develop the soft skills necessary to work in an increasingly diverse and global world.

How are Credits handled?

For CD 630, students can rotate abroad for up to 60 hours and that would count as 1 credit towards the 2 credits required for CD 630. For CD 650, students can rotate abroad for up to 120 hours and that would count as 2 credits for CD 650.

When should I do my rotation?

Rotations would ideally occur in late July to late August.

Is there a GPA requirement?

Graduate students need a 3.00 GPA in order to study abroad.

Is there a language proficiency requirement?

Language proficiency varies based on the individual placement. Students placed in a country whose official language is not English may be required to speak that language up to a particular level (i.e Basic, Advanced, Intermediate). Placements listed above do not require proficiency in a language other than English, even in countries where English is not the official language. 

How long is a typical rotation?

Typically, rotations are completed in July and August for a duration of 4 weeks. For approved rotations exceeding 4 weeks, students will need internet access in order to take online hybrid course(s). Students must be back in time to finish the remaining clinical rotations in the US.

What are the costs of a typical rotation?

Costs vary based on program. You will work with Padnos International Center to develop a budget. You may use federal financial aid to help with rotation abroad costs.


Department Contact

Kristin Baird MS, RD, CNSC, FAND
Supervised Practice Coordinator, Clinical Dietetics
(616) 331-5548
bairdkri@gvsu.edu