Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
The Impact of an International Fieldwork Experience
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Gannon University, Ruskin, FL, USA
  • Gannon University, Ruskin, FL, USA
Article Information
Education of OTs and OTAs / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
The Impact of an International Fieldwork Experience
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505215. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8024
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505215. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO8024
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of an international fieldwork experience in Ecuador on OT students through a mixed-methods approach. Results indicate that students felt more culturally competent, had transformed personally and professionally, and were more connected with one another after the experience. Programs should strongly consider engaging students in international experiences due to the positive impact it demonstrates.

Primary Author and Speaker: Dianna Lunsford

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kristin Valdes