The School of Occupational Therapy supports its students in pursuing international placement and coursework opportunities to enhance their academic program. The information outlined below serves a guide for students interested in seeking out one of these opportunities. More detailed information can be obtained by contacting the fieldwork coordinator.
This Intensive course may be taken in the summer term of first year and spans 2-3 weeks, with an additional pre- and post-residency learning program. Studying together with students from around the world, participants share perspectives and ideas and develop an international lens regarding health and well-being. Students engage in course content with peers and experts while in Norway and return with a rich perspective and the ability to translate this learning through a project which connects the learning to occupational therapy and/or occupational science.
Location: Canberra University
Through an exchange program with Canberra University, students are placed in various practice areas. The primary foci of previous placements have been in the areas of:
Location: Queen Margaret University
Through an exchange program with Queen Margaret University, students are placed at Ninewells Hospital, a large teaching hospital in Dundee, in the winter term of year 2. Previous placements have been available in:
Location: Stellenbosch University (USeBenzA Assessment Centre)
Through an exchange program with Stellenbosch University's USeBenzA Assessment Centre in the summer term of second year, placement opportunities are available in:
In addition to gaining experience at the USeBenzA Assessment Centre, students also are provided with practice experience at the Tygerberg Hospital Work Assessment Unit in addition to community visits.
Through a partnership with Amar Seva Sangam (ASSA), this placement opportunity is facilitated by Handi-Care International (HCI) and takes place in the summer term of year 2. It provides students with an opportunity to make a sustainable difference in the lives of people with disabilities in rural India. ASSA is located on a 30-acre campus and services provided include:
Students work alongside a graduate of Western Occupational Therapy program (or an affiliate program) who serves as a preceptor.