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Students as Partners in a Service-Learning Program: Speech Pathology Students in Cambodia

Chyrisse Heine


“Students as partners” participating in service-learning programs abroad are uncommon in speech pathology. This study reports on a staff-student collaboration that took place in regional Cambodia in which four final-year speech pathology students participated in a service-learning program over a 10-day period. The team and students worked together, formulating plans and activities for the program and conducting assessments and therapeutic interventions collaboratively. Outcomes of the study were that a “students as partners approach” to mobility programs abroad creates many benefits for students in general and Speech Pathology students more specifically. Additionally, service-learning in this context was an extremely positive experience. This model should be considered in community-based international mobility programs.


students as partners, service-learning, mobility programs, global learning, allied health

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Partnerships is sponsored by North Carolina Campus Compact, and hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. ISSN: 1944-1061
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