Daniela Garcia Mejia '17

Major: Psychology
Hometown:Mexico City, Mexico

Mount Union truly changed from being “school” to “my second home” because of my international friends. All of the international students are very united and have definitely become my family.  

The Spectrum Program and Internship

Specifically designed for undergraduate students, the Spectrum Program provides professional training and education related to autism intervention and advocacy in the form of semester-long immersive experiences. The program is currently available to students at the University of Mount Union, and will be open to students from other colleges and universities soon.

Students enrolled in the Spectrum Program gain applied experience through internships, while taking complementary coursework and earning credits towards graduation. This immersive experience provides unique experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students, and is unlike any other program in the country.

The Spectrum Program features the integration of:

  • Applied experiences
  • Online coursework
  • Seminars at clinical sites

Students work approximately 24 hours per week in their internship positions at highly respected clinical sites and receive valuable onsite training from clinical staff. Additionally, interns complete rigorous coursework focusing on theoretical content related to developmental disorders.

Students are awarded credits for the completion of the program’s academic coursework and internship experience. Spectrum facilitates and monitors the internship process: student selection, placement, evaluation and instruction

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