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Social and Occupational Justice in Healthcare

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Student helps client try on assistive technology vest

A student helps her client try on a Sensory Integration Therapy vest that she and her classmates created for him. Photo by SAU Professor Jodi Prosise.

This course is now closed for the Summer 2014 term.

Course: MOT 510, Special Topics in Occupational Therapy (3 credit hours)
Instructor: Dr. Christine Urish, Professor of Occupational Therapy
Dates: May 20 - June 17, 2014
Locations: Ilheus and Itabuna, Brazil
Price:  $3,644

Program description

This course will provide an international experience to study differences in culture related to health, illness and social participation. Students will gain language skills (Portuguese) and develop interpersonal competence in working with individuals from a different cultural background in Ilheus & Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil.

What is included

  • Tuition (covered under the one-price plan)
  • Round-trip airfare from Moline to Ilheus
  • Housing
  • Meals during home stay 
  • Field Trips
  • Brazilian visa
  • International medical insurance with trip delay coverage

What is not included

  • Passport fee
  • Immunizations (approximately $300)
  • Personal baggage fees
  • Textbooks
  • Meals during field trips
  • Possible TB test upon return to the US (minimum $28)

How to apply

Complete the online application and submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education by October 1.

  • Make checks payable to St. Ambrose University.
  • The application deposit is deducted from the total program cost.
  • If you are not accepted, or if the program is canceled, the application deposit is refundable.
  • If you are accepted, this deposit is non-refundable after October 1.

Payment deadlines

  • November 15: $1,500 commitment fee due
  • April 1: remaining balance due

Payment details

  • Submit $1,500 commitment fee to the Center for International Education.
  • Make checks payable to St. Ambrose University.
  • The commitment fee is deducted from the total program cost.
  • Failure to meet payment deadlines may jeopardize your place in the program.
  • The commitment fee is non-refundable after November 15.
  • Please submit your final payment to Student Account Services by April 1.
  • The final payment is non-refundable after April 1.