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Students in the undergraduate program for Communication Sciences and Disorders have the opportunity to take a fall or spring semester at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Faculty in the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders, with the help of the Education Abroad Office, have arranged for four approved course equivalencies for the University of Canterbury to provide this option for undergraduates.

Students are expected to meet benchmarks before being approved for this semester abroad. Contact your advisor for more information.

Application for the program can be found here. Husker students receive a $2,000 discount off the program cost as a benefit of attending a public university.

University of CanterburyUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln
Course #Course TitleCredit HoursCourse #Course TitleCredit Hours
CMDS 222 Language Disorders in Children .125 DFTS // 15 Points SLPA 461 & SLPA 461L Language Disorders: Preschool Level and Language Disorders: Preschool Level Lab 4
CMDS 232 Speech Sound Disorders in Children .125 DFTS // 15 Points SLPA 464 Speech Sound Disorders 4
CMDS 243 Intro to Assessment & Management ??? SLPA 271 Hearing and Balance I 4
CMDS 263 Evaluating Research for Clinical Practice .125 DFTS // 15 Points SLPA 454/854 Research Methodology in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology 3

Courses not approved for equivalence; possible electives
Course #Course Title
CMDS 161 Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech, Hearing & Swallowing Mechanisms
CMDS 365/669 Dysphagia & Related Disorders-Diagnosis
CMDS 369 Aphasia & Related Disorders

To discuss fitting this into your academic plan, contact:

Natasha Crawford, CEHS Academic Advisor
105 HENZ

Shawna Newman, CEHS Academic Advisor
105 HENZ

For questions about course structure, contact:

Kristy Weissling, Professor of Practice
253K BKC