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Faculty-Led: A Global Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Brazil
São Paulo, Brazil (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Description:
Program Description:

A Global Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders
São Paulo, Brazil



Professor Name: Lisa R. Audet, Ph.D., CCC-SLP  
Total Estimated Cost:
$3000 plus 3 credit course tuition
Eligibility:   GPA 3.2 or better
Course: SPA 44096, CRN #13304/54096, CRN #13305 Independent Study
Number of Credit Hours: 3
Program dates:  May, 2019 (departure date TBD)
Application deadline:  March 1, 2019


Course Name and CRN: Global Perspective of Autism, SPA 44096/54096 Independent Study
Location(s):  University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
KSU Sponsoring College:  EHHS
Course Description:  This course will examine the diagnosis and intervention of individuals with autism across cultural contexts. The 3-credit course includes classroom based work at the University of São Paulo along with attendance as specialty lectures and observations at 3 universities in São Paulo as well as major medical facilities in São Paulo. Kent State University students will study with graduate students from the University of São Paulo (USP) and be co-taught by Dr. Audet and Dr. Fernanda Dreux from USP. Through the experience, students will gain understanding, knowledge, insight and skill in the area of autism as well as cultural competence.


When: May 2019, exact dates TBD

Program Highlights:



Requirements: GPA 3.2 or better
Pre-requisites: GPA 3.2 or better
Maximum capacity: 12


Housing: Housing is provided by USP free of charge. Students dorm in the USP Medical School dormitory located at the USP Medical School and Medical Complex. On one weekend we travel to Ubatuba a beach area and rent a home for the weekend. Cost is approximately $75 for a two night stay per person.
Meals: Breakfast is provided free of charge by the dorm M-F. Two meals will be paid for in advance including a welcome and departure dinner. Cost for food each day is approximately $15 US.
Transportation: Students will utilize UBER or public transportation while in São Paulo which costs approximately $3 US/day. Students from USP also provide transportation to KSU students as needed. For certain excursions we will utilize a private transportation company. Cost for those trips is approximately $150/per person for the entire stay in Brazil. Airfare is approximately $1000



Please visit the CDC travel page for information about any vaccinations you may need or health and safety tips for traveling to your destination:

Participants are encouraged to discuss their travel vaccine needs with their primary physician.

Currently traveling to Brazil requires Yellow Fever vaccine. This is available at Passport Health with locations in Fairlawn and Beachwood Ohio. Information can be found at this link:
Additional information regarding vaccines can be found:



Program Fee Breakdown:
Airfare $1000.00
          Transportation $150.00
          Weekend Housing: $75
          Prepaid Meals: $100
Tuition: In State Non-Tuition Rate Guarantee: UG $1368; Grad $1574
Non Ohio Resident Non-Tuition Rate Guarantee: UG $2475; Grad $2937
Please see for current rates
Estimated personal costs: $500 (includes meals, shopping, sight-seeing/museums)
Total Estimated Cost: $4070-$4637 (includes airfare, weekend travel, prepaid meals, personal costs and non-tuition guarantee cohort tuition)
Payment Instructions:
Please contact Rose Onders regarding payment plan instructions

Scholarships are available through the Office of Global Education


Application deadline:   Mar 1, 2019
Payment deadline:  May 1, 2019
Withdrawal deadline: May 1, 2019


Faculty name:  Lisa R. Audet, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Phone:   330-672-0257
Office location on campus:  Speech & Hearing Clinic, Center for Performing Arts

Brief Bio: Dr. Lisa Audet is a speech language pathologist with over 30 years of experience in the areas of special education, speech language pathology, and autism. Her teaching and research interests are in the areas of child language development, autism and severe communication disorders. Dr. Audet co-created the Autism Certificate and Autism Minor. She is the director of the Communcation Enhancement Lab and the developer of the P.A.L.S. program at KSU. She served as Provost Faculty Associate in the Division of Diversity Equity and Inclusion from 206-2018.


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This program is currently not accepting applications.