Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
- Program Terms: Spring
- Restrictions: Elon applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Spring
This program exposes students to general outpatient clinical experience with a focus primarily on orthopedics. Students will work with a physical therapy private practice clinic alongside several PTs and PTAs.Module V (8 weeks)
The primary clinic is located in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI. Therapy Works also has clinics on Tortola and Virgin Gorda (nearby British Virgin Islands), which you may be able to visit.
St. Thomas is a tourist destination with great weather and beautiful beaches. Charlotte Amalie, the capital city of the USVI, is a heavily populated area. Due to risk of crime in the area, students are recommended to travel in groups of at lease two on this GLO experience.
Public transportation is available via bus and rental car, depending on where you live on the island. The bus can be slow and unreliable, so you should leave extra time for bus transportation. You may want to rent a car for travel, but keep in mind that cars drive on the left side of the road. A passport is necessary if you wish to travel to the nearby British Virgin Islands.
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 cost information for this program, please view the budget sheet.
Under the current University liability insurance policy, students will be covered by University liability insurance when participating in an approved GLO program.
Students are responsible for securing housing. To date, the most common form of housing has been rental. Previous student blogs may be useful resources. There is the possibility of housing through the University of the Virgin Islands, which Dr. Freund could try to arrange depending on student interest.
Prior to applying, all candidates are expected to meet with the program leader.
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.
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Program Leader: Dr. Jane Freund
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy Education
Gerald L. Francis Center, Office 100-O
2085 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244
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