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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Areas of Study: Occupational Therapy Class Status: 4) Senior, 5) Graduate
Housing Options: Guest House Program Type: Global Ed., Mission Trip
Program Description:
This course will prepare occupational therapy students to grow in comfort and competence when working with individuals of other cultures through evaluating needs and designing intervention programs for children and adults with disabilities. We will interact with individuals in impoverished communities, villagers lacking access to adequate rehabilitative care, and have an opportunity to serve others in the name of Jesus. We will teach, support and mentor caregivers, train villagers, and provide sustainable OT services while learning about life in Malawi, Africa. A one day safari, visit to an area hospital, participation in local church services and travel to area villages are among the excursions that will be offered.
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Students who join this program will be required to register for the following course:

OT 5XX - Global Education Malawi*
*This course is listed in the Fall 2018 semester. The course number is yet to be determined. Please contact the leader about course registration.

Travel Dates

January 3-17, 2019


This course is led by Dr. Wendy Goldbach, Assistant Professor of occupational therapy. Dr. Goldbach has traveled to Nepal dozens of times and has led students in service learning programs there. Please direct your questions about the program to her: 


  • This trip is geared toward occupational therapy students; however, students from the physician assistant, education, pharmacy and church-work programs are welcome to apply.
  • Must be in good academic and conduct standing with the institution.
  • Must register for the associated course. 
  • Must comply with all deadlines for applications, document submissions, deposits and other payments.


  • Program Fees: $3,500*
  • Tuition (3 credits)**
  • Study Abroad Fee: $50
  • iNext Insurance Costs: $50
 *This is an estimate. Final cost will be determined in fall 2018. 
**For full-time undergraduates, there is no additional charge for tuition as long as the 3-credit course does not put you over 18 credits for the fall semester. Graduates will pay the standard per credit rate for the course. 


Included in the Program Fees are:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport transfer and ground transportation
  • Luggage fees for up to 1 checked bags under 50 pounds 
  • Lodging
  • Travel Visa
  • Some meals
Not Included:
  • Fees associated with obtaining a valid passport*
  • Personal expenses
  • Costs associated with any required vaccines

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winterim 2019 09/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/03/2019 01/17/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.