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Communication Disorders Summer Program

Faculty Leader: Dr. Sumalai Maroonroge

Program Dates: July 2015

Program Information

The College of Education will offer a three and a half week study abroad program in China, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia.  Course work will be taught by Dr. Sumalai Maroonroge and will focus on sound and hearing with related disorders, prevention, assessment, and remedies.  Students will be able to receive clinical experience through use of the Speech and audiology Clinic facilities at Mahidol University.  The location also gives an opportunity to understand how culture, economic environment, and shortage of trained therapists influence the evaluation and treatment of people with communication disorders.

While in Asia, students will be working with the local speech pathologists and audiologists or technicians for evaluation and intervention.  Additional field excursions may include the former palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties, Temple of Heaven Park, Chinese acrobatics, the Beijing Opera, Speech & Hearing Center, the Grand Palace and floating market of Bangkok, Phuket, sightseeing in Chiang Mai, visit to the hill tribes of northern Thailand, and Pattaya.  Included in the program estimated cost are all scheduled program activities, housing, transportation, admissions fees and guide fee.




Students will reside in hotels.

Program Cost

Estimated program cost excludes the roundtrip airfare to Thailand and TAMIU tuition/fees

Timetable for Applications and Payment

February 15

Application and $200 non-refundable application fee due

April 17 Mandatory Orientaton: Culture Shock, Health & Safety

Remaining program balance due

Application Process

  • Turn in your TAMIU study abroad application and process the application fee by the recommended deadline
  • Apply for any of the TAMIU study abroad scholarships for which you qualify
  • OSA will provide your program budget to the Office of Financial Aid
  • Complete and turn in your Waiver and Liability Packet by May 1, 2015

Study Abroad Scholarships

TAMIU offers two scholarships for study abroad. Qualified TAMIU students may complete their application and supporting documents and submit them to OSA together with their study abroad application. You will be notified via email of your award and the award disbursement date.

Course Information

CSDO 3313: Introduction to Audiology

Program Requirements

Students must have been approved by Dr. Maroonroge for acceptance into the program.


Withdrawal from a study abroad program must be made in writing to OSA. The application fee of $200 is non-refundable, unless TAMIU cancels the program. TAMIU will refund recoverable tuition and costs as determined by OSA. Refunds will be calculated from the date OSA is notified in writing of your intent to withdraw. TAMIU is not responsible for indirect costs paid directly by students, including but not limited to passport fees, vaccinations, and transportation costs.

*TAMIU reserves the right to make changes to this itinerary as deemed appropriate by the program director due to unforeseen circumstances. However, every effort will be made to adhere to the itinerary as closely as possible.

**TAMIU reserves the right to adjust program fees or cancel any program without prior notification; however, every effort will be made to provide information on cancellations in a timely manner. In the event of cancellation, TAMIU will refund application fees and recoverable program fees.