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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 04/15/2021 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Leaders: Rachel Hall-Clifford
Program Description:

This program is not administered through Agnes Scott College or the Center for Global Learning. Should you have specific questions, please contact Dr. Rachel Hall-Clifford. For general information or to apply to this program, please make use of the website listed in the flyer below.
The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala is now recruiting anthropology, occupational therapy, public health, and students in related disciplines for its four-week summer session: July 9 - August 3, 2018
The field school offers transdisciplinary learning to promote leadership in social justice through collaboration with Guatemala-based NGO and other community partners.Graduate students and upper division undergraduate majors in anthropology, occupational therapy, public health or related disciplines are encouraged to apply via our website by February 1, 2018.  Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis. 

The field school is a project of the NAPA-OT SIG (National Association for the Practice of Anthropology - Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group) of the American Anthropological Association. Faculty include anthropologists and occupational therapists with credentials and interests in health care access and human rights, child development, and public health.

The objectives of the program are:

· To explore efforts to achieve social justice in Guatemala, a country with a history of ethnic and class violence
· To examine health disparities in Guatemala through applied medical anthropology theory and human rights discourse
· To understand the determinants of health and basic epidemiology in developing nations
· To provide a transdisciplinary fieldwork opportunity to students of occupational therapy, anthropology, and related subjects
· To promote social justice through partnerships in and around Antigua, Guatemala with NGOs, community groups, health care workers, and other social change agents
· To explore the concept of “occupational justice” as an emerging practice area in occupational therapy and applied anthropology

Applicants students will have the opportunity to work in one of three project groups:
  • Pediatric Practice: Play as a Therapeutic Practice for Undernutrition, Feeding, and Development
  • Short-term Medical Missions:  Critical Humanitarianism
  • Water Sustainability:  Cultural Patterns and Household Dynamics
Students also will study Spanish a minimum of 9 hours per week, working one-on-one with certified language instructors at their own level and pace.  Visit our website for more information at

NAPA-OT Guatemala Field School 2018 Flyer