University of Southern California
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Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
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USC Chan Global Initiatives

Student Exchange Programs

Our Division’s student exchange programs are designed to develop our students’ international leadership abilities and provide them with a more global understanding of occupational therapy, health and wellness, and occupational justice. As part of the OT540 Leadership Capstone class, our students will be hosted for 2 weeks in countries around the world, will learn about occupational therapy in each respective country, and will share their perspectives gained from their education at USC. We are actively seeking to expand exchange opportunities with partners in different countries. We currently have exchange partnerships with:

  • Inje University, Soonchunhyang University and Yonsei University (South Korea)
  • Griffith University (Australia)
  • Kaohsiung Medical University (Taiwan)
  • Kyorin University (Japan)
  • LIH Olivia’s Place (China)
  • Center for Autism and other Disabilities Rehabilitation Research and Education (India)

For a student’s perspective, read Jessica Petersen’s blog post about her March 2019 experience in Australia.

For more information, find ​Global Initiatives on Facebook​ and Instagram.

USC students at Inje University

USC students at South Korea’s Inje University

USC students in traditional Korean 'hanbok' dress during externship to Inje University in South Korea

USC students in traditional Korean “hanbok” dress during externship to Inje University in South Korea

USC students visiting an OT research laboratory at Soonchunhyang (SCH) University in South Korea

USC students visiting an OT research laboratory at Soonchunhyang (SCH) University in South Korea

USC students visiting a sensory integration-based pediatric center near Soonchunhyang University

USC students visiting a sensory integration-based pediatric center near Soonchunhyang University

USC students at the Yonsei University Department of Occupational Therapy in Wonju, South Korea

USC students at the Yonsei University Department of Occupational Therapy in Wonju, South Korea

​USC students visiting a research laboratory at Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, March 2019

​USC students visiting a research laboratory at Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU) in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, March 2019

​USC students spending time with KMU peers in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

​USC students spending time with KMU peers in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

USC students in Tokyo, Japan, as part of their externship to Kyorin University

USC students in Tokyo, Japan, as part of their externship to Kyorin University

Yonsei University students at Los Angeles' Getty Center museum

Students from South Korea’s Yonsei University at Los Angeles’ Getty Center Museum

USC students welcoming visiting OT students from Inje University, Soonchunhyang University, and Yonsei University (South Korea), February 2017

USC students welcoming visiting OT students from Inje University, Soonchunhyang University, and Yonsei University (South Korea), February 2017

Occupational Therapy students from Yonsei University and Inje University (South Korea) and Kaohsiung Medical University (Taiwan) with USC Chan students at the USC Center for Occupation and Lifestyle Redesign, February 2019

Occupational Therapy students from Yonsei University and Inje University (South Korea) and Kaohsiung Medical University (Taiwan) with USC Chan students at the USC Center for Occupation and Lifestyle Redesign, February 2019

Visitors from Kyorin University (Japan) at the Pediatric Therapy Network, March 2019

Visitors from Kyorin University (Japan) at the Pediatric Therapy Network, March 2019

USC students visiting Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia, March 2019

USC students visiting Griffith University in Gold Coast, Australia, March 2019