UNM Comunidad Crecer Collaboration: Comunidad Crecer, meaning "community for growth," is a small private school outside Mexico City dedicated to assessing and educating individuals with developmental disabilities. Since 1990, students, supervisors...
UNM Comunidad Crecer Collaboration: Comunidad Crecer, meaning "community for growth," is a small private school outside Mexico City dedicated to assessing and educating individuals with developmental disabilities. Since 1990, students, supervisors, and faculty members from the UNM Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences have traveled to Comunidad Crecer to provide treatment for students with communication difficulties resulting from cerebral palsy, autism and a variety of genetic syndromes. Students serve as members on a multidisciplinary team including occupational therapists, physical therapists, and the school staff. Areas of academic content include multicultural and multilingual aspects of clinical practice, augmentative communication, and speech and language assessment and intervention.Students gain extensive experience in augmentative communication (high and low tech) and well as invaluable experience as members of a multidisciplinary clinical team. Graduate clinicians experience ample opportunities to deliver assessment and therapy services in Spanish. Additionally, SHS graduate students accrue clinical clock hours towards the ASHA mandated 400 clinical hours for certification.
In keeping with the intentions of the UNM Board of Regents, this program is designed to increase the number of UNM students able to participate in credit-granting international programs, and to heighten international awareness and expertise among students and the public. Grantees will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences upon return within the university community, as well as with communities and organizations in New Mexico and beyond. In this effort, GEO seeks to identify and assist meritorious students who might otherwise not be able to afford study abroad, to assist non-traditional students and underrepresented groups, and to promote study abroad in non-traditional languages and cultural areas.
Grants from GEO for undergraduate UNM students to study abroad. Approximately $1,000 for a semester or $500-800 for a short-term program.
Fall Semester or Academic Year: April 15
Spring Semester or Calendar Year: October 15
Summer: March 15
Spring Break: February 1
Winter Break: November 1
You are eligible to apply if you are:
An undergraduate, degree-seeking UNM student;
In good academic standing at UNM;
Planning to participate in an approved UNM study abroad program, such as international exchange, short-term or faculty-led international course, intensive language study, independent study, international internship, service-learning program, etc;
Able to demonstrate financial need.
Preference will be given to applicants studying in non-English speaking countries. Grants may not be deferred; if you are awarded a grant but decide to postpone your study abroad, you will have to submit a new grant application.