Opportunities Abroad

International Interdisciplinary Service Learning Program

students working with patients in GuatemalaNAPA-OT Field School in Guatemala

Fieldwork II opportunity

The UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program works with USC and Nancie Furgang MA, OTR/L to coordinate with the NAPA-OT Field School in Guatemala. The fieldwork will explore the concept of occupational justice, and explore efforts to achieve social and occupational justice for the people in Guatemala.

Traditional Medicine in Oaxaca, Mexico

Group photo of students at the Oaxaca field school.

Terry K. Crowe takes students and professionals to Oaxaca, Mexico to participate in a course focusing on traditional Mexican Medicine [PDF]. We interact with traditional healers and learn about different views of health, illness, and healing.

Planting Hope Occupational Therapy Service Learning Study Abroad Program

The Planting Hope Service Learning Program is provided through collaboration between UNM Occupational Therapy Graduate Program and Planting Hope in Nicaragua.  Planting Hope has a long relationship with the San Ramon community, including assistance in building a library, computer lab and a rehab center and has hosted many eco-tourism and university volunteer groups.  However, we are the first service learning program [PDF] for clinical and community health professions.