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APPLICATION for students

To apply for Guatemala 2014:

  1. Complete the online application for Guatemala 2014. For the question that asks why you are a good candidate, be sure to include your competency in speaking Spanish as well as your experience working with children (e.g., babysitting, working with younger siblings or at a summer camp). Submit this Complete this application by November 15, 2013.

    Note: Application submission requires a $50.00 application fee. For students not selected to participate in Guatemala 2014, the application fee will be returned.

  2. Request from and obtain agreement from two professors outside of the Department of Occupational Therapy to serve as a personal reference for you. Select those who are able to comment on your qualifications for study abroad. in question about whom to ask to serve as a reference, contact Carol Scheerer, GA 2014 Coordinator, at scheerer@xavier.edu. After obtaining agreement from the professors, enter each professor’s name into the online application as indicated. An automated follow-up will be sent to each professor requesting completion of the form and directions for submission.   All forms must be uploaded by November 15, 2013.

  3. Schedule a 15-20 minute interview with the GA 2014 team during November 18 - November 22, 2013. Do so by calling or emailing Tina Forshler, the secretary in Occupational Therapy, at 513-745-3150 or forschler@xavier.edu. The purpose of the interview will be to determine your maturity level, readiness for such an experience, and ability to work well in a group. Each applicant will be asked the same series of questions.

  4. Sit back and relax – you will be notified of your acceptance status on or around December 7th, 2013.




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