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.
Julia Tockstein created a YouTube video highlighting memorable events from a Graduate international clinical experience to Seoul.
Upcoming CSD study abroad experiences:
CSD Therapy Abroad in Belize
The CSD department at Illinois State University offers a study abroad opportunity specifically geared towards SLP graduate students and undergraduate CSD seniors. Travel with Therapy Abroad and faculty members of ISU CSD to beautiful Belize, the “jewel” of the Caribbean. This winter break program is designed for SLP graduate students and CSD undergraduate seniors to gain hands-on experience and observations through evaluation and treatment, partake in interprofessional collaboration, and develop a better understanding of global issues. You will spend 10 days (January 4, 2024 – January 13, 2024) in Belize working directly with both pediatric and adult clients in a variety of settings including private clinics and schools. Students typically receive between 10 - 12 direct contact hours in treatment and evaluation which will count towards your overall clock hours needed for graduation. Undergraduate seniors typically receive between 8-10 observation hours in addition to 2-3 direct contact hours. This is an excellent opportunity for group travel with faculty-led programs that are structured and designed exclusively for professional experiences in speech-language pathology.
CSD Study Abroad in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland
The CSD department at Illinois State University offers a cultural immersion faculty-led study abroad trip during spring break of 2024. From March 8 – 17, 2024, travel with faculty from ISU CSD to Germany, Italy, & Switzerland. This program partners with Education First to provide students with an innovative travel experience using the Global Learning Model. Every program is intentionally designed to maximize educational outcomes and develop skills like confidence, empathy, global perspective, resilience, and adaptability, all of which are critical to success in all aspects of professional life. You will enjoy a guided tour of Munich while in Germany, visit the CSD department at the University of Munich, enjoy tours of Venice and Milan, Italy with expert local guides, and discover the hidden gems of the Lucerne region, and Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland. This program is exclusively designed to provide rich cultural experiences as well as exposure to the CSD profession in other countries.