Therapeutic Recreation

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.

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 non-GVSU 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 non-GVSU options by using the search engines listed below.

GVSU Programs

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Partnership

Australia 

University of Sunshine Coast

Non-traditional semester, academic year

Partnership

Ghana

University of the Cape Coast

Semester, academic year

Partnership

Norway

University of Oslo

Semester, academic year, summer

Partnership

Turkey

Middle East Technical University

Semester, academic year

Partnership

United Kingdom

Kingston University

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

Non-GVSU

Argentina

Mente Argentina: Universidad de Salvador

Non-traditional semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Australia

CIS: Bond University

Non-traditional semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Australia

CIS: James Cook University

Non-traditional semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Scotland

Athena: Aberdeen, Scotland

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Italy

John Cabot University

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Germany

Athena: Heidelberg

Summer

Internship

Program Type

Country

Program, Host Institution, or University Name

Term Available

GVSU

Dublin, Ireland

EUSA Internship-Ireland

Summer

GVSU

Paris, France

EUSA Internship-France

Summer

GVSU

Madrid, Spain

EUSA Internship-Spain

Summer

GVSU

London, United Kingdom

EUSA Internship-London

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

API Internship

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CAPA Internships

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CIS Internships

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

USAC Internships

Semester, academic year

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

ISA Internships & Service Learning 

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

CRCC Asia Internships

Summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

World Endeavors

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Multiple Destinations

Connect-123

Semester, academic year, summer

Non-GVSU

Argentina, Bolivia

Projects Abroad Equine Therapy

 

Non-GVSU

Bolivia

Projects Abroad Canine Therapy

 

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. 

Browse More Programs

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

 



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