Combining Professional Interests and Travel: People to People Citizen Ambassador Program This article summarizes a series of trips sponsored by People to People, a professional exchange program. The trips described in this report were led by the first author of this article and include trips to South Africa, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and Israel. Each of these trips included delegations of ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2011
Combining Professional Interests and Travel: People to People Citizen Ambassador Program
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Alex Johnson
    MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
  • Amanda Hitchins
    MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Hearing Disorders / Audiologic / Aural Rehabilitation / Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / School-Based Settings / Healthcare Settings / Professional Issues & Training / ASHA News & Member Stories / International & Global / Language Disorders / Articles
Article   |   September 01, 2011
Combining Professional Interests and Travel: People to People Citizen Ambassador Program
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2011, Vol. 1, 47-54. doi:10.1044/gics1.2.47
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, September 2011, Vol. 1, 47-54. doi:10.1044/gics1.2.47
Abstract

This article summarizes a series of trips sponsored by People to People, a professional exchange program. The trips described in this report were led by the first author of this article and include trips to South Africa, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, and Israel. Each of these trips included delegations of 25 to 50 speech-language pathologists and audiologists who participated in professional visits to learn of the health, education, and social conditions in each country. Additionally, opportunities to meet with communication disorders professionals, students, and persons with speech, language, or hearing disabilities were included. People to People, partnered with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), provides a meaningful and interesting way to learn and travel with colleagues.

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