CDIS Study Abroad
Study Abroad Program of 2019
The program theme is "Speech-Language-Hearing Services in Peru: History, Disorders, and Delivery." We will be primary based in Lima, visiting local rehabilitation centers, universities, and museums. Local professors and practitioners will lecture on the definition of communication disorders in Peru, as well as the services provided to clients. We will travel to Machu Picchu and hike the ruins, learning about the history, language, and artifacts of the Incas. Students be housed with local families in Lima, and immersed in the culture. This experience will give students a foundation for becoming culturally competent service providers. This program requires academic engagement before and/or after travel dates.
Students will complete a housing questionnaire, which includes the option to request a roommate. Students are almost always paired with their requested roommate, unless there is a dietary restriction or medical condition that would limit their housing options.
The homestays should all be in the same general vicinity. The majority of our homestays in Lima are located in Miraflores, a beautiful and affluent area in the city. I'll make a note to our onsite staff that the group would prefer to be housed somewhat close to one another.
The homestay families vary in structure; some family may have children but others may not. In the housing questionnaire, students can indicate what type of family they prefer. Students may share a room with another student from the program, but they will not share a room with any host family members.
Up-to-date vaccine recommendations for Peru are listed on the CDC website. At this time, there are no required vaccinations for Peru. Students are advised to consult their physician about recommended vaccines.
Yes! Onsite staff will remind students of the importance of drinking bottled water and staying hydrated, but students should not drink tap water while in Peru.
Breakfast daily and two lunches will be included during the three day Cusco/Machu Picchu excursion.
The group will stay in hotels during the Cusco/Machu Picchu excursion. Students will be in double or triple rooms depending on the gender breakdown of the students. Faculty leaders will be in individual rooms.
Feel free to contact Mr. Tipps with further questions.
CDIS Study Abroad Timeline Video 2017
Recap of Study Abroad Program of 2017
This course spent eight days in London and five in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. London, the capital of England, houses the British government, the royalty and is the home of the British Museum, the British Library, and many other historical and cultural attractions. It is the medical, research and educational center of the country. Students received an onsite orientation and walking tour of major landmarks of London, as well as free time to explore the city on their own. Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is in the far northeast of England in Northumberland. It is an ancient river city with Roman roots that lies near the North Sea. Geordies (as locals are called) have a dialect that is incomprehensible to other English speakers and is considered to be the closest language to 1500-year-old Anglo-Saxon left in England. Students visited the Newcastle University, founded in 1834, a leading research institution in the UK, with internationally-known programs in Speech and Language Sciences.