Global Engagement in SECD

Students in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders have a variety of opportunities to engage in global experiences, both as undergraduates and graduate students. Undergraduates majoring in special education or communication sciences and disorders are able to travel to Costa Rica for a study abroad experience offered each year in May. Students in the master's program in speech-language pathology also have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica for a two-week study abroad experience, offered every other year in May. Students in the Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) program are able to learn about humanitarian audiology while providing hearing services during a trip to Nicaragua.

In addition to the three study abroad experiences led by faculty in our department, the College of Education and Human Sciences offers a variety of other global exchange opportunities. Undergraduate students studying communication sciences and disorders also have the option to take a fall or spring semester of classes through an exchange program with the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Any undergraduates who are interested in or have participated in an international or domestic work/study experience are also encouraged to complete the international studies minor.