From May 6th to June 1st, SCSD students visited London for the study abroad program. During the program, students had the opportunity to visit globally renowned clinics and schools in the London area and learn from preeminent clinicians in speech-language pathology and audiology.
“I learned an immense amount about the field of speech-language pathology,” said student Catherine Steele. “We spent time shadowing speech-language therapists at Meath and Treetops, two schools specifically designed for children with communication disorders. We also had the opportunity to visit the Michael Palin Center, where we were educated on the assessment and treatment of stammering.”
This trip marks the return of the London Program after a three years. Dr. Richard Morris, who oversees the program each year, was thrilled to see it back.
“It was wonderful being with the students and seeing the mix of experiences – the seasoned travelers and first-time abroad students having fun together exploring a new place,” said Morris. “I think it is good for the students to be in the room when the local professionals and I interact. For my wife and I, the professional staff at the FSU London Centre are friends.”
In addition to studying and shadowing, the students also had the opportunity to explore the city as well as other parts of England.
“My classmates and I traveled to Bath, Avebury, Brighton, and Stonehenge with FSU London,” said student Lexi Kreimeier. “We explored the British Museum, Buckingham Palace, and Kensington Palace with self-guided tours. We also went sightseeing at the London Eye, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey.”
The SCSD students and faculty are excited to continue the London Program for future summer terms. To learn more about the program, click here.