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 learn about local art, architecture, and cuisine. They also visited with a speech therapist working in Madrid to learnabout professional practice in Spain.
Upcoming CSD study abroad experiences:
March 8-17, 2019: CSD Edinburgh & London
Mrs. Julie Burns and Mrs. Amy Yacucci, clinical educators in the CSD department are planning a trip to the British Isles in March 2019. This trip will include stops in Edinburgh, Scotland, London, England, and Dublin, Ireland. It will be an incredible experience to visit three capital cities and have great CSD experiences along the way. Check out the itinerary and details, including pricing.