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Short Term | Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology in Brazil: A Clinical Experience
Bauru, Brazil; Sao Paulo, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring,
Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Spring Break
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Language of Instruction:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 03
Academic Level: Graduate Program Type: Short Term
Program Description:
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology in Brazil: A Clinical Experience
Spring Break 2017
Dates: 3/11/2017 - 3/19/2017

Application deadline: February 9
Commitment deadline: February 16

Brazil 1

Program Description:

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (COM DIS) at the University of Central Florida is partnering with the Departamento de Fonoaudiologia at the Faculdade de Odontologia de Bauru at the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil to provide a study abroad clinical experience to students preparing to become Speech-language Pathologists (SLPs). 

UCF students who participate in this program will obtain a unique experience to work alongside USP Faculty, USP SLPs and their COM DIS students.  Participants will also be able to accrue clinical hours in assessment and treatment of children with communication disorders.

The UCF and USP students will be paired for this experience allowing, both, to obtain clinical hours under the supervision of a team of specialized licensed speech-language pathologists with expertise in management of communication disorders in populations with craniofacial anomalies and associated disorders.  Academic and clinical activities, in this program, will be coordinated by Dr. Linda l. Rosa-Lugo (UCF Faculty) and Dr. Jeniffer C. R. Dutka (USP Faculty).

The program will be offered at the USP Campus in the city of Bauru, at the largest Craniofacial Center in the world, The Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies (HRAC-USP) in partnership with the Communication Processes and Disorders Department at the College of Dentistry of Bauru, University of São Paulo, Bauru (FOB-USP). 

At HRAC students will be immersed in multi, inter and transdisciplinary interactions during delivery of healthcare involving professionals from health and education areas including, Speech-language Pathologists, Audiologists, Plastic Surgeons, ENTs, Dentists, Psychologists, Art Educators, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, and others providing healthcare to children and adults with craniofacial anomalies involving Cleft Lip and Palate and Hearing Impairment.

Program Courses:
  • SPA 6553L Clinical Practice in Differential Diagnosis in SLP (1 credit hour) OR
  • SPA 6474 Assessment and Management of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations (3 credit hours)  

Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current evidenced based practices used to conduct appropriate assessments and management of children with cleft-related communication disorders.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current evidenced based practices used to conduct appropriate assessment and management of children with hearing loss.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to work with diverse families with children with communication disorders and the social, cultural and linguistic differences that impact assessment and service delivery.


Program fee: $3,330 (subject to amendment)
Payment 1: $1,000
Payment 2: $2,330

The following services are included as part of the program fee:
  • USP campus housing
  • Ground transportation to Bauru
  • Local transport at Brotas City
  • Day tour with Alaya Tour with 2 Meals (lunch and dinner), and 1 Outdoor activity
  • Flights
  • Visa fees
  • Half-day City Tour at Sao Paulo
  • UCF Abroad administrative fee ($350)
The following are not included:
  • Tuition
Deadline to apply is 02/01/2017
Deadline to commit to the program is 02/11/2017

Program Leader: Linda Rosa-Lugo
Program Leader email:
While applications are not open at this time, please contact Dr. Rosa-Lugo if you are interested.

This program is currently not accepting applications.