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Study Abroad and Travel Experiences

The CSD department strives to offer a short-term international experience at least once per year as an additional opportunity for self-discovery, personal growth, and learning. Through travel, students can learn about themselves, other cultures, and clinical practices in a different cultural setting.

Dr. Harbers and 19 students (undergraduates and graduates) returned in May 2014 from the first CSD study abroad trip to New Zealand/Australia. Dr. Harbers and Dr. Friberg returned to Australia/New Zealand in May 2016.

Julia Tockstein created a YouTube video highlighting memorable events from a Graduate international clinical experience to Seoul.

Dr. Harbers, Dr. Friberg, & Mrs. Burns accompanied 22 undergraduates and graduates to London for 5 days (over Spring Break 2015) touring the city and outlying areas -- including a side trip to Paris. While in London, the students saw the production "The curious incident of the dog in the night-time", saw where Lionel Logue practiced speech therapy (The King's Speech), learned about the National Health Care System in the UK and how to become a speech therapist. A medical historian shared the history of speech therapy during the Medieval, Renaissance, and Victorian eras.

Dr. Harbers, Dr. Friberg, & Mrs. Yaccuci accompanied 32 undergraduates and graduates from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders to Spain for 9 days (over Spring Break 2017) touring Barcelona, Grenada, Costa del Sol, Seville, and Madrid -- including a side trip to Gibraltar. While in Spain, students were encouraged to practice their Spanish language skills and learned about local art, architecture, and cuisine. They also visited with a speech therapist working in Madrid to learnabout professional practice in Spain.

Read what an undergraduate wrote in response to the question "Why study abroad?"

Upcoming CSD study abroad experiences:

May 13-25, 2018: Greece

Dr. Jennifer Friberg and Dr. Heidi Harbers are planning a trip to Greece in May 2018. This trip will include stops in Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Argolida, Epidaurus, Mycenae.. It will also include a four-day cruise to the Greek Islands: Mykonos! Check out the itinerary and details, including pricing.

Further questions? Feel free to contact Dr. Heidi Harbers or Dr. Jennifer Friberg.

July 20-29, 2018: CSD Alumni TriP to Europe

A CSD Alumni trip led by Mrs. Julie Burns is planned for July 20-July 29, 2018. This trip includes the following stops:  Barcelona, French Riviera, Cinque Terra, Florence, Ancient Rome and Vatican City.  It will be an incredible experience with all travel and 2 meals each day provided. Check out the itineray and details, including pricing.

Further questions? Contact Mrs. Julie Burns.