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  • Locations: Bela Bela, South Africa; Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 02/01/2019
Rolling Admission 03/16/2019 03/24/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate Academic Theme: Health Sciences
Credit Offered: UC Credit Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Spring
Eligibility Restrictions: Communication Science and Disorders Students Only Minimum GPA: 2.0
Language Courses Offered: No Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No Program Advisor: Anne Sheridan Fugard, Matthew Paul
Program Description:

Program Overview

The South Africa: Seminar in Animal Audiology will focus on testing the hearing of African elephants with a conservation focus. Each morning will include a research briefing followed by half of the day working with the animals and half of the day doing data analysis.



Bela Bela, South Africa

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Who Can Participate?


Students have been pre-selected for this program.

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Academic Program and Course Information


Students in this program are required to enroll in CSD 8070 for 3 hours during the Spring 2019 term.

Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Pete ‘Skip’ Scheifele, MD, Ph.D. LCDR USN
Professor & Executive Director of FETCHLAB™ USA
College of Allied Health Sciences and College of Medicine

Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni, PhD, CCC-A
Professor and Chair
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 
College of Allied Health Sciences

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Living Arrangements

 Shared rooms in bed and breakfast style accommodations  

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Getting There

Dr. DiGiovanni will travel with the group to and from South Africa. The group will meet up with Dr. Scheifele upon arrival in South Africa. Ground transportation will be coordinated by the local hosts.

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Program Costs

2019 Program Cost: $2,300

Included in Program Cost:
Housing / accommodations
International airfare
In-country transportation for program-planned activities
International emergency and evacuation insurance
Discussions with Guest Lecturers 

Not Included in Program Cost:
Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
Cultural excursions/entrance fees
Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
Meals (~$)
Personal spending/souvenirs (~$) 
Visa, if required (~$) 
Possible excursion to Kruger National park (~$) 

This program has been awarded an $600 UC International Grant (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students with a minimum 2.0 GPA only).  This brings the per student financial liability for the program fee down to $1,700.

Note that both the scholarship and the program charges will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process. 

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships


For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID is 11BCAS000010.

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad.
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety and cultural tips.
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Pete ‘Skip’ Scheifele, MD, Ph.D. LCDR USN
Professor & Executive Director of FETCHLAB™ USA
College of Allied Health Sciences and College of Medicine

Jeffrey J. DiGiovanni, PhD, CCC-A
Professor and Chair
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders 
College of Allied Health Sciences

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This program is currently not accepting applications.