Purdue University launched its inaugural Speech Language and Hearing Science study abroad program to Zambia, Africa, in summer 2013. Twelve students, both undergraduate and graduate, were carefully selected to participate in the program after applications were sent in January of the same year. The overall goal was to aid several medical centers and schools through work in audiology. Students, in turn, would receive clinical experience as well as having the opportunity to learn about a vastly different culture. Two Purdue audiology professors coordinated with a sole audiologist in Zambia, who happened to have been a Purdue student himself, and created the criteria for the trip.
"Connecting Cultures Through Communication: A Speech Language and Hearing Science Journey,"
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/pjsl/vol1/iss1/5