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.Xavier in Guatemala: Occupational Therapy
Antigua, Guatemala (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 02/01/2016 02/01/2016 05/28/2016 06/05/2016
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Class Standing: 2 - Sophomore
Type of Program: XU Faculty-Led
Program Description:
Guatemala Summer 2012
work with occupational therapy practitioners while 
participating in course-related service learning 

HOCS 323 - Occupational Justice (3 hours)
HOCS 405 - Occupational Justice II (3 hours)
SPAN 258 - Guatemala Language and Culture (during Summer Intersession 2012)

**Students are required to enroll in a total of six credit hours on this program.

This program is open to occupational therapy majors entering the HCOS concentration.  Students are presumed to have completed HOCS 301, 303, 323, 401, and 411.  Spanish is preferred but not required prior to this program.

This program partially fulfills the Occupational Justice requirement for Occupational Therapy majors.

Dr Carol Scheerer

Program details
The Department of Occupational Therapy is again offering an international academic service learning option for occupational therapy majors in Summer 2012, June 2-10.

Occupational therapy majors are currently required to complete 30 hours of service learning. Traditionally, this has been accomplished in the greater Cincinnati area where students have worked with and learned from persons who sustained traumatic brain injuries, are mentally ill, developmentally disabled, or local elementary school children.

Now, they have yet another option: to work with and learn from those who live in homes for children in Guatemala. Faculty, practitioners, and colleagues of the Department of Occupational Therapy accompany them. This is an exciting opportunity and privilege for all. 

There are also three excursions: to Mayan ruins and villages, a volcano, and an NGO associated with the largest landfill/"dump" in Guatemala.

Students will be housed in a conference center in Antigua, Guatemala, sharing a room with three to four other students.  The grounds provide a park-like setting, and all accommodations are simple, but very clean and peaceful.  

Program fee: TBD (includes all in-country transportation, excursions, room and board, and six credit hours)
***Practitioners will pay the program fee minus the cost of tuition, rate TBD.

Application fee: $50 (refundable only if student is not admitted to the program)

Personal expenses: varies by student (international airfare, passport, souvenirs, miscellaneous, visa if needed)

The deadline to apply is 18 November 2011. 
***Practitioners must apply by 16 December 2011.

Dr Scheerer: / 745.3310
More info:
Laura Johnson, Study Abroad Coordinator: / 745.2804