Recreational Therapy

Help care for children, teach basic English, arts and crafts, music, sports and other life skills, while receiving credit abroad. Imagine working with Red Cross Children’s hospital in Cape Town South Africa helping develop effective coping and management of stressful medical events in children and families through art, music, and recreation through Connect- 123’s program.

Recreational Therapy Study Abroad Programs

Ecuador

Ecuador

Make a global impact on others while interning and studying abroad. Expand your horizons to new types of dance, music, and art that you can then bring back home to help expand your recreational therapy techniques and ideas.

Imagine going to Cartagena Colombia and playing a vital role in teaching at risk kids the importance of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle by bringing your own ideas to projects in regards to new games, sports, skills, and holding tournaments with the children.

Now’s the perfect time to start exploring possibilities!

Academic Advice

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

Restrictions

  • Department input requested.
  • 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.

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

Non-Traditional Academic Year

Partnership

Australia 

University of Sunshine Coast

 

Partnership

Ghana

University of the Cape Coast

 

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

 

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

 

External

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Semester

Academic Year

Summer

Non-Traditional Academic Year

External

Argentina

Mente Argentina: Universidad de Salvador

   

External

Australia

CIS: Bond University

   

External

Australia

CIS: James Cook University

   

External

Scotland

Athena: Aberdeen, Scotland

   

External

Italy

John Cabot University

   

External

Germany

Athena: Heidelberg

   

 

Internship

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Varies

Varies

Internships Abroad

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. For more information email Department Contact below.

Department Contact

Scott Truskowski

truskows@gvsu.edu

252 Cook - DeVos Center for Health Sciences