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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Class Status: 5 - grad student
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel Area of Study: Speech Pathology & Audiology
Program Type: Study Abroad, USA Faculty-led Minimum GPA: 3.5
Program Description:

USA in South Africa: Audiology


Tentative Itinerary 
Day 1:
Depart USA (air travel) to South Africa (with possible stop-over)
Day 2:
Arrive in Durban, South Africa
Day 3:
Student orientation to clinical facilities and procedures/cultural orientation
Day 4:
Visit 1st clinical site, conduct clinical work as assigned
Day 5:
Open (free time, possible local travel)
Day 6:
Open (free time, possible local travel)
Day 7:
King Edward VIII Hospital
Day 8:
King Edward VIII Hospital
Day 9:
King Edward VIII Hospital
Day 10:
Warwick Junction
Day 11:
Warwick Junction
Day 12:
Open (free time, possible local travel)
Day 13:
Open (free time, possible local travel)
Day 14:
Phoenix Assessment and Therapy Center
Day 15:
Valley of 1,000 Hills
Day 16:
School for the Deaf
Day 17:
Depart South Africa (air travel)
Day 18:
Arrive at USA
*Travel dates are subject to change based on flight cost and availability.

Course Information
Students will not receive course credit for this program, but will be registered in IS 591, which indicates that the student is abroad.

Program Costs
The cost of the USA in South Africa: Audiology program is $3,250.  Program costs include round trip airfare from Mobile, all in-country transportation, accommodations, breakfast daily, specified museum entrance fees, and international health insurance and emergency assistance.  Participants should budget additional funds for other meals, supplies, or personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based upon individual spending habits.  Costs are based on anticipated exchange rates and enrollment and are subject to change. Program items may be changed in lieu of a price increase.

Payment Schedule and Deadline
A program deposit of $350.00 is due within 10 days of program application and no later than June 1, 2016.  The first payment installment is due on July 15, 2016.  The final payment installment is due on September 1, 2016.  Applicants can reserve a spot in the program by hitting the "Apply Now" button and completing the online program application. Once accepted, applicants can confirm their place in the program by paying the program deposit of $350. The deposit is applied toward the cost of the program, $300 of which is fully refundable if the participant withdraws before the priority application deadline of June 1, 2016.

Refund Policy
Program fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the program and are based on recoverable expenses. All payments should be considered non-refundable, and any requests for consideration of refunds based on extenuating circumstances (medical, etc…) must be made in writing and will be considered on a case by case basis.
 
For Additional Information, Please Contact:
Dr. Ramkissoon
Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology 
Email: ramkissoon@southalabama.edu 
Phone:  251-445-9368

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience::
1 2 3 4 5
Program Value::
1 2 3 4 5
Academic Experiences::
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Experiences::
1 2 3 4 5
Housing::
1 2 3 4 5
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 04/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.