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  • Locations: Multiple Cities, Romania
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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*Please note: Applicants must have a confirmed clinical slot prior to submitting a GLO application. Please confirm your clinical education slot with the clinical education team prior to applying for a GLO.

DPT Romania DPT Romania 2

Program Description

In collaboration with Joni and Friends Wheels for the World, Elon DPT students and Dr. Bill Andrews provide wheelchairs for individuals who do not have access to wheeled mobility. Under the direct supervision of American physical and occupational therapists, students partner with local churches for wheelchair seating and distribution in cities in Romania. 

Available for DPT 805 Clinical Internship; occurs over a 2-week period at the end of July and the beginning of August.

Service/volunteer opportunities
Students will spend 5-6 days distributing wheelchairs.

About the Location

Students will explore temporary distribution sites in Brasov and Lasa, Romania.

All transportation needs are taken care of by in-country partners. 

Dates and Deadlines

Applications open: Oct. 29, 2018
Applications close: Jan. 31, 2019


Costs for study away vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon. For this program, approximately $3340 covers all expenses, including airfare and housing.

For cost information for this program, please view the budget sheet.


Liability coverage
Under the current University liability insurance policy, students will be covered by University liability insurance when participating in an approved GLO program. 


Students and other team members will stay in hotels.


  • Students must complete the online application and pre-departure and post-departure learning modules by the published deadline.
  • Students must remain in good academic and professional standing to qualify for participation.
  • Students on academic or professional probation are not permitted to participate. 
  • Students are required to blog from their location as part of their course related requirements. 
  • All GLO students are required to present their experiences at the School of Health Sciences Annual GLO Fest.


Prior to applying, all candidates are expected to meet with the program leader.

Additional Information and Links

To view blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for other programs, view the GLO DPT Student Blog page.

Connect with the GEC, GLO alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal and #ElonDPTGLO!

Program Leader: Dr. Bill Andrews
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Education
Gerald L. Francis Center, Office 100F
2085 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.