This is an international training opportunity for Master's level Communication Sciences and Disorders students at Georgia State University. Participants will provide intervention services to adults with communication disorders who reside at Sophie's Place, a Mustard Seed Community in Kingston, Jamaica.
There may be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed,
and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance.
There may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
Day 1 - Travel to Jamaica/Orientation
Day 1 - Arrive at Sophie's Place and assess residents
Day 2 to 6 - Provide services to residents
Day 7 - Departure for Atlanta
Students will be housed on-site Sophie's Place in Kingston, Jamaica. Accommodations are dormitory style with a central kitchen and living area.
This program is open to graduate students in Communication Sciences and Disorders who have completed at least one semester of on-campus clinical practicum. Graduate students in related disciplines may apply. Students must be in good standing academically. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Directors.
- Transient students should visit the
Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
- International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at
(404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Participants who successfully complete the program's courses will receive 3
semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Graduate students should register for CSD 8800
. Students from other institutions should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $2,073.09, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
- Round-trip airfare
- All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
- Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
February 1, 2020: $520 Deposit due with application
March 15, 2020: $520
Early April 2020: Program fee posted to PAWs
Early May: $1,033.09 remaining balance due along with tuition & fees for Summer 2020
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments!
Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship
and the International Access Scholarship
- Meet the eligibility requirements
- Are accepted into a program
- Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline
will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website
or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about
other scholarship opportunities
& financial aid for study abroad
Study Abroad Advising
Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor
is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website
Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303