The School of Health and Medical Sciences announces two new international partnerships with:
- Australian Catholic University
- University of Canterbury–New Zealand
Dr. Brian B. Shulman, Dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS), visited each university during the fall semester to meet with campus leaders, faculty and students, and to formally sign the international affiliation agreements. The new partnerships will allow SHMS students to participate in comparable health science programs at these institutions.
Australian Catholic University (ACU), a public university with eight campuses, engages the Catholic intellectual tradition to bring a distinct perspective to higher education. ACU is well known throughout Australia for its research in the areas of human movement, sports science, public health and health services.
New Zealand’s second oldest university, the University of Canterbury (UC), located in Christchurch, offers world-class research, inspirational teaching and a vibrant campus environment. UC’s academic programs include communication disorders and other health-related studies at various levels.
SHMS graduate students will have the opportunity to study abroad at these host institutions, participating in clinical education courses and rotations. Seton Hall also will welcome visiting international students from both institutions for clinical education exchange opportunities.
“The students – from SHMS and those visiting Seton Hall from other countries – who take advantage of these international partnerships are immersing themselves in new cultures and new knowledge that goes well beyond the classroom,” says Dr. Shulman, whose own international experience includes his position as Treasurer of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics. “They are experiencing firsthand not only the professional aspects of a global approach to healthcare, but also the interprofessional and community-based values. They will be able to call upon these diverse and challenging experiences as they pursue their chosen career paths.”