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United Kingdom: Disability in a Global Context

This course explores the implications of disability in global contexts with varying types of health care and education systems for individuals with disabilities. It examines how local public and private sectors, including schools, hospitals, or transportation systems, affect the lives of people with disabilities in London. The students will explore and identify cultural and historical factors, which may influence a community’s view of disability.  Students will gain knowledge of different professions through interactions with faculty, students, and community visits to develop inter-professional team-building skills.  This course utilizes the reflective teaching model and experiential learning to enrich students’ understandings of the impact of context, including enablers and barriers to participation in daily life especially for people with disabilities.  Students will learn about socialized health care, education, access and public transportation, and social welfare for individuals with disabilities in London.

Sally Poole

Program Director of the MS in Occupational Therapy; Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

sp3@nyu.edu

Wen K. Ling

Chair and Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

wkl1@nyu.edu
Location:

London, United Kingdom

Program Dates:

June 1 - 14, 2020

Application Deadlines
  • Priority Deadline: December 1, 2019
  • Regular Deadline: February 1, 2020
  • Final Deadline: March 1, 2020*
    *Admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis.
Who Can Participate:
  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution
Related Areas of Study:
  • Childhood Education
  • Communicative Sciences and Disorders
  • Educational Leadership
  • International Education 
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Special Education
  • Social Work
  • Teaching and Learning 

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.

Course(s):

Students register for a total of 3 points and take the following course:

  • OT-GE.217X Section 099 (Class #5159)- Disability in a Global Context: London 

Offered through Occupational Therapy

Students in the Physical Therapy program can register the below course only after receiving approval from the program faculty leader. Otherwise, register for the above Occupational Therapy course.

  • PT-GE.230X Section 099 (Class#5296)-  Independent Study: Disability in a Global Context: London

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

Sample Syllabus 

Costs:
  • Steinhardt Graduate Tuition Fee (3 credits) - $5,385       
  • Graduate Registration and Services Fees - $651
  • Housing Fee - $650
  • Activity Fee - $650
  • GeoBlue International Health Insurance - Included

Estimated Direct Cost Total - $7,336

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for the purchase of transportation and airfare to/from program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing. Students are responsible for their own accommodations for travel beyond the program dates. 

Students 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: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs using available online resources. Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2020.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities.

 

Accommodations:

Housing arranged in partnership with NYU London in university residence halls.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

 Accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Travel, Visa, and Other Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving in London typically depart New York a day in advance.

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: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to the UK of less than six months in duration. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

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Weather: In London, June temperatures tend to be cooler than in New York, usually in the 60°s (Fahrenheit). Visit BBC Weather for more information about local weather conditions in the U.K.

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