Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Occupational Therapy

Student Exchange Program

Kitasato University Partnership

Students from Thomas Jefferson University and Kitasato University's School of Health Professions in Sagamihara-shi, Japan visit each other’s university programs for one week (usually during spring break) and exchange ideas, knowledge and fun as they learn about occupational therapy practice in a different culture.

Student Role: Depends on whether students are traveling to Japan or hosting Japanese students at Thomas Jefferson University:

  • Students who wish to travel to Japan may apply to participate in the exchange program. Application is competitive.
  • All students are invited to participate in hosting the Kitasato students when they visit. Students serve as hosts for group activities and visits to various clinical and cultural sites when Kitasato students visit Thomas Jefferson University.