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Brenau OT Students Experience Mexico

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Goal: $ 20,000
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Description

Understanding global health issues and the benefits of occupational therapy (OT) services within international communities is an integral part of the entry-level education programs in the School of Occupational Therapy (SOT). Since 2006, Brenau OT students have traveled to Yucatán, Mexico to learn about the community- health system and develop an in-depth understanding of the local culture and its influence on health and wellness. Select students return to complete a fieldwork experience under the mentorship of a local practitioner. Recognizing the value of cross-cultural experiences in OT education, the global health course is a requirement for completion of the entry-level OT doctorate program. Your gift will be used to support OT students during this unique educational opportunity by funding their travel expenses, including air and ground transportation, accommodations, and local guide fees. To learn more about the trip from past student participants, visit vimeo.com/129003921

Donations are applied to...

Your donation will decrease the personal cost of each student’s travel, lodging, and meals as they participate in the week-long on ground itinerary including attending university, clinical, community, ecological/archeological site tours and lectures. ANY amount helps defray costs overall - GRACIAS!

Why are donations necessary?

Students are experiencing many personal and financial challenges as they pursue their dream to be become occupational therapists. This campaign will help OT students to PARTICIPATE AND ENGAGE with persons, health care providers and educators of those with disabilities. Most importantly, students will gain an appreciation for how the people of Yucatán, Mexico manage their health and well-being in the natural and built environment. These insights will equip future occupational therapists to provide culturally relevant services in clinical and community practice.

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