China Challenge Fosters Global Citizenship


Students from the Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders accepted what faculty call the “China Challenge” during a study abroad course during the summer of 2018. Undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology students and two faculty members traveled to Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai to to experience China’s developing field of speech-language pathology, take part in service-learning opportunities and gain a global perspective through cultural immersion.

Experience China through the eyes of TCU students with these videos, filmed during the course.


Take Speech-Language Pathology Global

When TCU speech-language pathology students accept the “China Challenge,” they embark on an adventure that will make them not only better practitioners, but also better people. See how global learning experiences make TCU’s undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology programs unlike any other.



How Global Citizens Reach Children in Need

How can you provide speech therapy to children who don’t speak your language? TCU speech-language pathology students learned how to do just that during a service learning experience hosted by an orphanage in Tianjin, China. See what being a global citizen means to graduate speech-language pathology students Camille and Madison.



Explore the Great Wall of China with TCU COSD

Not every speech-language pathology program can offer a cultural experience on the Great Wall of China, but that’s what 18 TCU COSD students got when they accepted the “China Challenge” as part of a study abroad course offered by the Davies School of Communication Sciences & Disorders. Begin the climb with Sarah and Morgan.