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  • Locations: Amesbury, United Kingdom; London, United Kingdom; Windsor, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Credit Offered:
USF Credit
Program Advisor:
Masai Shakong
Sponsoring College:
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
Program Description:
Application Process:
  1.  Apply for the program at the bottom or top of this page by clicking “Apply Now”. (This does not commit you financially to the program, but rather provides a way for you to receive updated information regarding budget release and further information.) 
  2. Submit 2-3 names of professors/instructors that can provide an academic/character reference for you as well as a short paragraph explaining why you want to go on this trip and what your interest is in Communication Sciences and Disorders or a related field. 
    1. Submit this paragraph and the names for references to adavis23@usf.edu or dlweist@usf.edu.
    2. We will only read paragraphs from those who have applied on the website. 
  3. Once the paragraphs have been reviewed we will contact you to schedule an informal interview with one or both of us. (We anticipate this process starting in October)
  4. Once you have been chosen for the trip your course approval form will be signed by one of us (Amy Davis or Devon Weist) and for undergraduate students Keri Uravich must also sign the course approval form. 
  5.  All signed course approval forms must be submitted to Amy Davis or Devon Weist and we will submit them to the study abroad office on your behalf.

 

Program Overview

Big Ben

Join us for the CSD in London, England trip abroad during the spring/summer intercession of 2017! Students participating in this 8 day study abroad program to London, England will learn about the delivery of communication sciences and disorder services to individuals with a wide variety of communication disorders such as stuttering, hearing loss, autism spectrum disorder, and language difficulties. Students will observe evaluation and intervention services delivered throughout the London area. Graduate level students from the speech-language therapy (SLT) and audiology programs at University College of London will provide insight into their own programs while USF students participate in lectures provided by the university.  In addition students may participate in a 1/2 day tour and lecture at the Michael Palin Center for Stammering Children where their evidence based programs will be discussed and live therapy sessions may be observed. This opportunity will provide them with skills to conduct treatment with children who have stuttering (called “stammering” in the UK) disorders in a family centered model.  The students can also visit and observe at a public day school focused on students with moderate special needs, including autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. The school houses preschool aged children through 24 years of age.  Students will also have the opportunity to tour and join lectures related to voice, dysphagia, cochlear implants and aural rehabilitation at the Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital. A visit to a local charitable organization and private practice center focused on helping those with hearing loss will also be on the itinerary.
 
In addition to academic centered observations and trainings, many cultural activities will be included in this trip including tours of famous landmarks in London (e.g. Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, The British Museum, etc…) as well as excursions to Stonehenge, the town of Bath and Windsor Castle. Additional options for this trip may also include afternoon tea and a night at the theater.
 
Major benefits of this trip include the opportunity for students to collaborate with fellow undergraduate and graduate level students studying communication sciences and disorders as well as experience the cultural diversity of London and all that its city has to offer.
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Location

London, England- the capital of the United Kingdom. It is among the oldest of the world’s great cities and its history spans nearly two millennia. London's history stretches back over thousands of years, and the city boasts four World Heritage Sites: the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. About one third of London is devoted to parks and open spaces. In addition it is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. By far Britain’s largest metropolis, it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural center. London is situated in southeastern England, lying astride the River Thames some 50 miles (80 km) upstream from its estuary on the North Sea. Around 230 languages are spoken there and you'll find a wealth of different cultures and communities throughout the capital.
 
Our trip will also include weekend day excursions to Stonehenge/Bath and Windsor Castle. Stonehenge is a prehistoric stone circle monument, cemetery, and archaeological site located on Salisbury Plain, about 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. It was built in six stages between 3000 and 1520 bce, during the transition from the Neolithic Period (New Stone Age) to the Bronze Age. Stonehenge has long been the subject of historical speculation, and ideas about the meaning and significance of the structure continued to develop in the 21st century. Bath lies astride the River Avon (Lower, or Bristol, Avon) in a natural arena of steep hills. It was built of local limestone and is one of the most elegant and architecturally distinguished of British cities. Its 16th-century abbey church of St. Peter and St. Paul is late Perpendicular Gothic and is noted for its windows, but it is the wealth of classical Georgian buildings mounting the steep valley sides that gives Bath its distinction. The city was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. It features a Roman Bath, discovered in 1755, including hot mineral springs.
 
Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years. It is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen. It is easily accessible by train from London.
(retrieved from www.Britannica.com on 10/15/15)

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Academic Program and Course Information

IDS 3947 Global Issues in CSD: London Perspective Cooperative Internship (1 Credit)
The healthcare system of England and cultural differences that influence the provision of communication disorder services.

Download Course Approval Form:  Coming Soon

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Faculty

Amy Davis
Amy Davis, M.S., CCC-SLP began working at the University of South Florida as a clinical instructor in June 2013.  She received her master’s degree in speech-language pathology in 2000 from Gallaudet University and received the Seltzer League Award upon graduation.  While attending Gallaudet she received in depth instruction in aural rehabilitation, cued speech and American Sign Language.  As a result Amy’s original career focus was working with children who were deaf and hard of hearing.  She started working in the public school system in Fairfax County, Virginia where she provided services in a school where cued speech was used with all deaf and hard of hearing students. She also gained experience working with children who have autism spectrum disorder at that time.  Amy was formally trained to use augmentative communication strategies including Picture Exchange Communication System.  Amy continued her career as a clinic based speech-language pathologist at All Children’s Hospital where she worked with a variety of clients with various disorders, including behavioral feeding, autism, aural rehabilitation for children who use cochlear implants and apraxia.  Most recently Amy worked for Pasco County Schools where she specialized in literacy based language disorder treatment. She is passionate about literacy based disorders and treatment with school age children and its direct impact on their academic success.  She is a clinical instructor in the Speech-Language Pathology graduate program in the communication sciences and disorders program within the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences. 

She has traveled in Europe to both London, England and Paris, France, while also taking some side trips in the regions surrounding these metropolitan areas.  Her areas of interest in the field of speech-language pathology include working with a pediatric population focused on language and literacy disorders, phonological difficulties, autism spectrum disorder and apraxia.  She believes that students should have a global perspective when considering communication disorders in order to become competent global professionals and citizens.

Devon Weist
Dr. Devon Weist received her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before joining our Department in the fall of 2013, Dr. Weist worked five years as a clinical assistant professor of Audiology at the University of Florida.  She has also worked in ENT offices in both Florida and Pennsylvania.  Dr. Weist is actively involved in the field of Audiology as she holds memberships in the American Academy of Audiology and Florida Academy of Audiology.   She is also a member of the IDA Institute which serves to foster a better understanding of the human dynamics associated with hearing loss. Dr. Weist has been on the Board of Directors for the Florida Academy of Audiology since 2009.  She taught AuD students at the University of Florida in both practicum and the classroom regarding hearing and balance disorders.

Dr. Weist is the Audiology Clinic Director and is also responsible for coordinating student’s clinical practicum both here in the USF Hearing Clinic and when students are placed on externships.  In the clinic, she works with students for adult diagnostic practicums, amplification and assistive listening devices, and vestibular evaluations.

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Program Costs

2018 Program Cost: TBD
2017 Program Cost $2,243.12


Program Fee Includes:

  • Hotel accommodations (shared occupancy)
  • Breakfast
  • All program related lectures, site visits, and excursions
  • Oyster Pass (Subway and Bus Pass) 
  • USF-provided sickness/accident, emergency medical insurance


Program Fee Does Not Include:

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Passport/Visa fees (if applicable)
  • Meals which are not including in program
  • Personal Spending / Additional Travel
  • Tuition for 1 credit hour

* Oyster Cards come with 50GBP. This is the amount budgeted for the required visits on the program. Students may need to add additional funds to their transit cards for any individual travel that they do using the transit card and should budget accordingly. https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/tube/?

2017 Payment Schedule:
Upon Commitment - $500 deposit

Tuition is due at the time on-campus tuition is normally due for the term. Post-Commitment Cancellation Policy:You are liable for $100 plus non-recoverable program costs if you cancel at least 91 days prior to departure.*
You are liable for $300 plus non-recoverable program costs if you cancel 61 to 90 days prior to departure.*
You are liable for up to 100% of the program fee if you cancel 60 days or less prior to departure.**Education Abroad will assess on a case-by-case basis the non-recoverable costs of the program for which the student is liable.

Scholarships!

Students who are eligible for loans and grants to take classes at USF may be able to use their assistance to study abroad.  USF students should contact the University of South Florida Office of Financial Aid (813) 974-4700 or visit http://usfweb2.usf.edu/finaid/ for further information.  Students attending other universities should apply to their home institutions for financial aid. Please inform the Education Abroad Office early if you expect to receive financial aid. Note that it is the student's responsibility to meet program payment deadlines regardless of financial aid disbursement time frame.

The Education Abroad Office offers Compass Study Abroad Scholarships for study abroad.  These are partial scholarships awarded on a competitive basis to degree-seeking USF students. Please visit: http://educationabroad.global.usf.edu/?go=Funding for application information.  The deadline for submission of the Compass Award application for Summer 2016 is February 15, 2017.


Living Arrangements

While in London, students will stay at a London bed and breakfast hotel located a short walk from the beautiful Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and other prominent historic sites. Paddington rail and tube stations are just steps away. Included are free broadband internet in each room, air conditioning, and many other amenities.

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Who Can Participate?

 This program is open to students in Communication Science and Disorders. Other students interested in the program should contact the faculty member to discuss their interest.

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How and When to Pay

Please click here for further details regarding payment.

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Getting There

Student airfare is included in the program price.  All students participating in this program will travel together as a group.  

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Medical Insurance and Travel Documentation

USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program. Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.

Please click here for more detailed information.

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Safety & Health

Participant's safety and well-being are paramount to USF. Please click here for detailed country-specific safety and health information given in our Country Study Report. Make sure to read up on country-specific information on the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention websites.
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Financial Aid and Scholarship Funding

Many funding opportunities are available to USF students who are planning to study abroad. Please see our funding page for further details.

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Special Terms

Students should carefully review the Education Abroad Participant Contract, included in the Education Abroad application process. It describes students' responsibilities with regard to participation, and includes information on insurance, and cancellation and refund policies. Students will be asked to electronically sign this document. To view this document before applying, please click here.

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Contacts for More Information

Faculty Contact
Amy Davis, M.S., CCC-SLP
adavis23@usf.edu

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This program is currently not accepting applications.