KU WPB Campus Celebrates International Festival

Keiser University West Palm Beach campus students recently enjoyed the sites, smells and delightful cuisine from several destinations at the campus’ 7th Annual International Multicultural event.

Faculty, staff, and students provided food samples and educational materials relating to a variety of countries as part of the campus-wide affair hosted by the Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program’s Human Development Across the Lifespan course. Designed to expand developmental knowledge from infancy to late adulthood, students were asked to demonstrate their knowledge and appreciation of sociocultural, socioeconomic, and diversity in contemporary societies whiles also researching global issues such as health, environment, and the welfare needs of different populations who are also at risk for chronic health conditions and disabilities.

Prior to the event, each student selects or is provided a country to research and to represent through a variety of cultural, physical, social, and environmental platforms while also highlighting performance patterns including native habits, routines, rituals, and roles.  A presentation is then presented to peers who provide recommendations for patient treatments options relating to the specific region. “Our class has a wonderful time with this competency, as our increased cultural knowledge expands our way of thinking to ensure that we can treat everyone with respect, dignity, and cultural competency,” said OTA professor Candice Young.


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