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The Worldwide Occupational Therapy program places UW-Madison OT graduate students with level 1 fieldwork placements outside of the United States for OT experience and academic credit. You will work with OT to determine a placement site. IAP works closely with the UW Occupational Therapy Graduate Program to locate placements for students with organizations interested in making a real contribution to student success. Placements offer you the opportunity to join a professional workforce in a dynamic, interactive setting.
Varies by placement site.
Getting to Your Program
You are given guidelines for arrival dates and times.
A visa may be required depending on location. U.S. citizens must have a U.S. passport valid for at least six months beyond the end of the program. You will apply for your own visa. IAP will provide you with visa information.
OrientationIAP expects you to be an active participant in preparing yourself for your study abroad experience. As a participant on an IAP program, you will receive a pre-departure orientation, either in-person or online. The type and format of this orientation will vary by program and will be provided to you upon acceptance to the program.
HousingHousing specifics will vary depending on location and fieldwork placement. The cost of housing is not included in the program fee, however, assistance in locating housing options will be provided. The location of housing is typically nearby the fieldwork placement or close to public transportation. Most accommodations have furniture and other supplies provided, as well as utility services, so there is minimal additional expense.
Excursions and Activities
Due to the intensive nature of this program, there are no organized excursions.
You will be enrolled in the UW System required health insurance through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) and the cost of the insurance coverage is included in program fees.
Returned Student Network
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Through this fieldwork experience, critical skills are developed that enable you to apply concepts, theories, and principles learned in courses to the real world. There are no formal classes to attend. You will work with a UW-Madison professor who will help you to integrate your fieldwork experience into the larger context of academic study.
This level 1 fieldwork experience will occur in conjunction with the lifespan curriculum. You will provide periodic input and materials while abroad and submit a summary of your experience in various forms determined by your UW-faculty member. You will receive 1 credit for this program.
Program Web Page(s)
Use the links below to see a list of courses that students have taken on this program before and the UW equivalents. Note: this list only includes pre-approved courses for your program and may not be an exhaustive list of courses or departments. You will get instructions on the course equivalent process after acceptance.
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