Occupational Therapy

"I have always enjoyed traveling, but this study abroad opportunity focused on occupational therapy allowed my passion for people, profession, and travel to intersect. I was able to learn through the process of serving others on my field of practice, all the while experiencing the Guatemalan culture. it was a powerful and moving experience."
-Laura Rohr

Pre-Occupational Therapy Study Abroad Programs

Physical Education

Guatemala

An international experience will provide you not only with essential skills to work effectively in industry, education, or the public sector but will touch and change all the facets of your life by the experience of living in another culture, will strengthen your character, and will broaden your mind.

Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or those looking to focus solely on an internship, have many options. Customized internships are available in a few locations through GVSU internships, as well as other programs such as ELAP and World Endeavors

Academic Advice

  • Department input requested
  • Consider fulfilling your Issues General Education requirement abroad. Find out how!

Restrictions

  • Department input requested.
  • NOT eligible for Study Abroad equivalences:
    • OST 502, 551, 552, 553k, 557, 505, 558, 559, 561, 562, 564, 503, 571, 572, 555, 565, 651, 652, 680, 698
    • PA 535 STA 610
  • The study abroad clinical fieldwork placement is only open to students already accepted and enrolled in the MSOT program at GVSU and who have successfully completed all pre-requisites for OST 553, 563, 573, and 653.
  • Courses will be reviewed on a case by case basis through the course equivalency process.

Keep in Mind

  • Once you have selected a program, be sure to meet with your adviser at least three months prior to departing for your program.
  • Be sure to explore both GVSU and external options by browsing the Program Suggestions below. Students are not limited to GVSU study abroad programs.
  • There are several opportunities to intern and or volunteer while abroad.
  • Students are also able to fulfill General Education requirements abroad, including their General Education Issues requirement.
  • The study abroad is used as a faculty-led clinical fieldwork placement. The OST Academic Fieldwork Coordinator facilitates the student placement/selection process. The selected students are then asked to complete the OASIS application.

PROGRAM SUGGESTIONS

You are not limited to the program options listed below. 
Explore other external options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic YEar

Faculty-Led

Ecuador

Ecuador Occupational Therapy

     

Faculty-Led

Guatemala

Guatemala Occupational Therapy

   

 

Partnership

Australia

Macquarie University

   

Partnership

Australia

University of the Sunshine Coast

   

Partnership

Ghana

University of Cape Coast

   

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University (METU)

   

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University 

 

External Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

External

Ireland

API: National University of Galway

External

Ireland

API: University of Limerick

External

Scotland

API: University of Stirling

External

Cyprus

Global Semesters

Internships

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

External

Varies

World Endeavors

EXPLORE OTHER PROGRAM OPTIONS

Not finding a program on this list that meets your needs? Explore other options.

IMPORTANT: You can also complete your General Education requirements abroad. 

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To determine the GVSU course equivalencies for courses taken abroad, please view the “How to Request Course Equivalencies” page. 

Department Contact

Masters of Occupational Therapy: Academic Fieldwork Coordinator

Kristin Wiley

willeykr@gvsu.edu

RFH 216C