Photo Gallery and Testimonials

Finland- Led by Dr. Lynne Andonian


photo of Finland group_baseball gamephoto of Jyvaskala, Finlandphoto of Finland group class pic

An experience of a lifetime meeting new people and learning about the Finnish culture.

It was great to have the opportunity to discuss healthcare similarities and differences among several cultures. It was also fun to make new friends and connections.

The energy of the students and faculty was the of the learning experience.

Taiwan - Led by Dr. Megan Chang


 photo of Taiwan group at a beachphoto of Taiwan group at a national theatrephoto of Taiwan group with hats

photo of group in Ten Ren Tea culture museum in TaiwanTaiwan group photo with SJSU banner photo of students doing dragon dance in Taiwan

I wanted to acquire a new “cultural lens” that I could use in my future role as a student and as a  practitioner. In the Bay Area, the population that OTs will encounter is incredibly diverse.

The experience is priceless – and an opportunity that might not come up again in your lifetime, especially while you have the support of a professor and fellow students.

I didn’t know any of the people when I went.….Now, I have 15 new friends within a different health field that I still keep in touch with.

Vietnam - Led by Dr. Gigi Smith


photo of floating market in vietnamgroup photo of students at children's school in vietnamphoto of mountain road_in_vietnam

group photo at a temple in vietnamphoto of laughing buddha in vietnamvietnam group photo


Read the "Occupational Therapy Students Work with Vietnam's Children's Hope in Action Clients" blog. 

I appreciated the surprises that came with being exposed to a different culture - like the boat full of plants for sale on a floating market.

What made the trip great was getting to know the awesome people on it.

The main form of transportation in Vietnam is the motorbike. Strange Fact: Helmets are required for adults only!

All program fees are for a 3-unit course and exclude the cost of airfare & personal expenses including some meals.