Welcome to SLP Overseas, a site dedicated to linking the world of speech, language, and swallowing therapy.
As a current international Master’s student in the field, I aim to bring awareness to prospective and current students as well as professionals on the opportunities available in the field on a global scale.
This site will allow students to discover Bachelor’s and Master’s programs around the world that will provide them with an opportunity to learn from international educators and build a network overseas. Additional opportunities available to students also include overseas clinical placements and volunteer work which will allow students to develop their skills alongside professionals in developing countries.
The site also provides information on how to work abroad as a professional. Both paid positions and volunteer opportunities are provided for qualified clinicians to take advantage of around the world in both developed and developing countries.
As an American studying in the UK, I have had the unique opportunity to learn from professionals with different views and approaches to intervention. This has allowed me to open my mind to the different possibilities within the field and has encouraged my desire to expand my career within the international community. The experience has also helped me to realize the need to bring awareness of the field to areas of the world that would benefit greatly from speech, language, and swallowing services, but do not have the knowledge nor the means to implement intervention.
I hope that this site will encourage individuals to take the time to understand the importance of international speech and language therapy. I hope it will encourage students and professionals from around the world to learn from each other and work together to improve the effectiveness of therapy and the quality of our client’s lives on a global scale.
This site is far from finished but it is the beginning of something positive and it is full of potential. Check back regularly as I plan to post new pages focused on international conferences, research in developing countries, stories from inspirational students and professionals, and much more! I also plan to keep up to date on blog posts featuring my experience as an international Master’s student and the undertaking of my Master’s research project soon to commence this winter!
MSc Speech and Language Therapy
City University London