About Us



The NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala will be entering its fifteenth year in Summer 2023, as a project of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association.


Our vision is to facilitate transdisciplinary learning among students in occupational therapy, global health, applied anthropology, and related fields. The goal of the field school is to promote social and occupational justice, which it enacts through partnerships with NGOs (non-governmental organizations) in and around Antigua, Guatemala. By providing integrative field word opportunities within occupational therapy and anthropology, we believe that ideals of social and occupational justice can be systematically refined by a set of concepts, theories, bodies of knowledge, and tools for implementation as practitioners and researchers in real-world contexts.