NYU Steinhardt’s online and on-campus students have the opportunity to spend five weeks abroad at Lund University in Lund, Sweden, to study communicative sciences and disorders from a cross-cultural perspective. Students in the study abroad program form connections with one another while attending in-person classes, visiting local sites such as hospitals and rehab centers, and learning about the profession and field in a different part of the world.
Lund: A Speech and Language Science Hub
Sweden is known for its cutting-edge approaches in speech-language pathology. During the program, students interact with experts in the field while visiting centers that specialize in speech-language research and practice.
During the program, students visit a variety of sites, which may include Malmö University Hospital, the Center for Language and Literature at Lund University, the Royal Institute of Technology, and Tobii Tech in Stockholm. Each course abroad meets for 7.5 hours weekly, and the schedule is designed to give students time to explore.
Lund University is one of Europe’s oldest universities, attracting expert neurologists, otolaryngologists, radiologists, linguists, and speech-language pathologists to its faculty. The study abroad opportunity allows students to benefit from the diverse perspectives and expertise of these professionals while immersing themselves in an international education experience.
Students who go abroad have the unique opportunity to:
Gain new perspectives on evidence-based concepts they’ve learned in classes.
Immerse themselves in a linguistically and culturally distinct setting.
Explore research from a global perspective.
Learn about clinical practice and access to services in a country with a different healthcare system.
Network with other online students and those studying on campus.
Classes offered during the five-week session vary, but typically include:
Multicultural and Professional Issues (2 credits)
Professional Issues in Speech-Language Pathology (1 credit)
Language Development and Disorders in School-Aged Children (3 credits), or another three-credit disorder course
All classes are taken in person on the Lund University campus. Students can take a total of six credits while studying abroad, and must attend all field trips to institutes, hospitals, and research centers in addition to their courses. Upon students’ return, they may start Session II courses depending on their plan of study.
Steinhardt graduate students are automatically considered for financial aid based on the number of credits in which they are enrolled. Students can also apply for need-based scholarships through Global Affairs.
In order to be eligible to participate in study abroad opportunities, students must be in good academic standing and may not be in the process of completing their practicum sequence.
Students interested in the study abroad program must first indicate their interest to their academic adviser to leave enough time for their plans of study to be modified. Once students express a desire to enroll, they must attend a Global Affairs webinar before applying through Global Affairs according to summer study abroad application deadlines. The Global Affairs Office can be reached directly at 212-992-9380 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about Speech@NYU and how the study abroad experience can enhance your career as a speech-language pathologist.