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The University of Kansas offers exciting ways for audiology and speech-language pathology students to go beyond traditional courses and clinical instruction and deepen their knowledge with real-world experiences outside the classroom. Read about our students' many community and volunteer opportunities, organizations with which they can participate, advocacy experiences with identified populations and international educational trips.

Student Engagement

Students from our programs attend events such as Legislative Day at the state capitol in Topeka, Kansas, to meet elected representatives, learn how to promote positive change and draw attention to important topics related to audiology and speech-language pathology. 

In addition, a large number of opportunities exist for students to become involved in school and campus-wide student groups. These are great ways to meet new people, learn about other health care careers and obtain leadership experience for your resume. 

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Community Engagement

Students studying speech-language pathology at KU have the opportunity to work and train in an on-campus clinic providing services to meet the needs of underserved patient populations. Local hearing screenings offer additional ways to connect with and learn from the community.

The University of Kansas is a member of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities and offers this training program for students to develop the necessary preparation for becoming future leaders in the field of developmental disabilities.

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International Educational Experiences

International education experiences are a big part of the learning experience for students at the University of Kansas.

Partnerships with various non-profit, civic and governmental organizations give KU students unique and challenging experiences to enhance their understanding of hearing and speech needs in diverse populations and learn from cultures across the globe.

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