Semester in New Zealand available for communication sciences and disorders majors
15 Feb 2022 By Kelcey Buck
Undergraduate students majoring in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln can spend a fall or spring semester studying in New Zealand through a partnership with the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Faculty in Nebraska’s Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, with the help of the Education Abroad Office, have arranged four approved course equivalencies for the University of Canterbury to provide this opportunity.
“This is an opportunity for students to have an international experience that is longer than they might experience with a study abroad trip,” professor of practice Kristy Weissling said. “It allows them to really get immersed more in the culture of the area because they are going to be living there and attending classes and going to social events with people in that community. That makes it unique to the other global experiences we offer in our department.”
The approved course equivalencies for the semester in New Zealand count in place of the following four courses in Nebraska’s communication sciences and disorders curriculum:
- SLPA 461/461L (Language Disorders: Preschool Level/Language Disorders: Preschool Level Lab)
- SLPA 464 (Speech Sound Disorders)
- SLPA 271 (Hearing and Balance I)
- SLPA 454/854 (Research Methodology in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology)
Students are expected to meet benchmarks before being approved for this semester abroad. Those who are interested should contact their advisors for more information. Learn more about the semester in New Zealand at go.unl.edu/slpa-nz. Husker students receive a $2,000 discount off the program price as a benefit of attending a public university. Application for the program can be found here.
Special Education and Communication Disorders