Exploring dietetics in another country
As a student in the dietetics internship program, you will have the opportunity to travel to another country to improve upon your skills and learn about the dietetic needs of individuals in other areas around the world. International experiences are voluntary and this experience is contingent upon you having met certain conditions throughout the internship, please see program handbook. Having met these conditions, you will have the opportunity to earn up to 260 practice hours that can be counted towards your certificate program.
Currently the certificate program offers experiences in England, Australia, El Salvador and China. Experiences can range in length anywhere from one to 13 weeks. As part of an international experience you will enroll in BMS 602 and will develop a course plan with the help of your certificate advisor that will include:
- Name of country/countries and agency with which you will work
- Contact person who will verify appropriate placement is available
- Schedule of international activities and their relationship to dietetics
- Goals of the placement and assessment plan