Global Affairs

Trinidad: Physical Therapy in a Global Context

Join your physical therapy classmates in Trinidad for two weeks this January. This experience is a travel extension of the Clinical Observation II and IV course. The purpose is to analyze the clinical performance of experienced practitioners in a non-U.S. setting to gain an understanding of different physical therapy service delivery models and different health delivery systems. Students will experience the varied cultural aspects of service delivery in a Caribbean context. Students will observe master clinicians in pairs, which will enable collaborative learning with international colleagues. Upon return to New York, students will have an opportunity to integrate their observational experiences in a structured environment and share their learning with classmates.

Location:

Pointe a Pierre and Port of Spain, Trinidad

Travel Dates:

Two weeks in January 2018, to be announced

Application Deadlines:

Priority Deadline: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Regular Deadline: Tuesday, October, 24, 2017

Who Can Participate:

  • Second and Third Year Doctor of Physical Therapy Students
Related Areas of Study:
  • Physical Therapy

Course(s):

PT-GE 2456 Clinical Observation II 

PT-GE 2458 Clinical Observation IV

Faculty:

Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, DSc, GCS, CSCS, CEEAA, FAPTA 

Tuition:

This course is an optional component of the Clinical Observation II or  IV spring 2018 course. There is no additional tuition for participation in this course.  

Other Costs:

2018 Housing & Activity Fees are not yet finalized, but will be similiar to 2017.

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar's spring 2018 billing schedule. 

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own meals while abroad.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and StudentUniverse.com for student rates.

Accommodations:

Students stay in shared-occupancy hotel accommodations. 

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. 

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: No visa is required of holders of the passport from the U.S. and the British Commonwealth (e.g., Canada, the UK) to enter Trinidad for this program. To confirm visa requirements and application instructions, visit the "Trinidad  Visa" link. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful links: US State Department,  Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide,  Trinidad Visitor Visa

Weather: Because of Trinidad's southerly location, temperatures are equable year-round. Its average daily temperature is 27°C (80°F). Average humidity hovers around 75%. 

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