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Pathways to Speech Language Pathology Sorrento, Italy

About the Program

Jacksonville University’s award winning Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences is proud to offer Pathways to Speech Language Pathology; a prerequisite program required for application and admission into a SLP Master's degree.

Partnering with the Sant’Anna Institute, on the majestic cliffs of Sorrento, Italy, this program is offered exclusively during the Summer 2019 semester. The semester long program includes coursework delivered online, with a culminating field and study experience in person, on location in Sorrento, Italy.

This program is specifically designed for students who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a field other than Communication Sciences and Disorders and need to complete specific required coursework before applying to a SLP Master’s program. The coursework can be completed in one semester.

These courses meet the pre-admission requirements necessary for consideration and potential admission into a SLP graduate program at any accredited university in the United States.

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Courses

  • CSD 204: Phonetics
  • CSD 205: Speech & Language Development:
  • CSD 302: Acoustics
  • CSD 350: Anatomy & Physiology/Neuroanatomy
  • CSD 350: Speech & Language Disorders
  • CSD 400: Clinical Observation

Program Dates

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019

Online Coursework

May 13, 2019 – August 2, 2019

Onsite Field Experience

August 4 – 11, 2019

Prices

  • 5 Courses and Clinical Observation: $9,750
  • 3 Courses and Clinical Observation: $7,250

Tuition and Program fee includes:

  • Tuition (Based on 3 or 5 courses)
  • Airport transfer upon arrival in Naples, Italy
  • Group welcome and farewell dinners in Sorrento
  • Housing while in Sorrento, Italy in double occupancy dormitories (overlooking the Mediterranean Sea)
  • Program related excursions during field experience
  • In-country transportation during field experience
  • Medical & Accident Insurance during field experience
  • Field experience pre-departure and on-site orientation
  • 24 hour on site support while in Sorrento, Italy

NOTE: Airfare, meals, textbooks/supplies, & incidentals are not included.

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Field Experience Itinerary

Day One: Arrival into Sorrento

Morning: Transfer to Sant’Anna Institute from Naples Airport.
Afternoon: City walking tour with JU and Sant’Anna staff.
Evening: Group welcome dinner and on-site program orientation.

Day Two: Introduction to the Italian Healthcare System

Morning: Lectures on "The Public Healthcare System of Italy" and "Comparing and Contrasting Public vs Private Healthcare Systems."
Afternoon: Lecture on "Italian Cultural Norms and Healthcare Access to Children, the Elderly, and the Ill."
Evening: Free time to enjoy Sorrento on your own.

Day Three: Clinical Observations

Day: Clinical observations at local clinics and hospitals.
Evening: Free time to enjoy Sorrento on your own.

Day Four: Guided Tour of the Amalfi Coast

Day: Guided tour by private bus visiting Positano and Amalfi.

Day Five: Guided Tour by boat to the Island of Capri

Day: Guided tour by boat to visit the beautiful Island of Capri.

Day Six: Clinical Observations

Day: Clinical observations at local clinics and hospitals.
Evening: Free time to enjoy Sorrento on your own.

Day Seven: Clinical Observations

Day: Clinical observations at local clinics and hospitals.
Evening: Free time to enjoy Sorrento on your own.

Day Eight: Departure

Morning: Depart for home or extend your stay and enjoy more of Italy.

Contact

Ashlea Rieser, M.Ed.,

Assistant Director of Enrollment & Advising