International Activities

UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences


The College of Health Professions and Sciences is engaged in the global community through a wide variety of activities, including study abroad, partnerships and exchange programs. In addition, the college actively supports the development of an international emphasis in its curricula and research.

“International Activities & Partnerships” in the college are promoted and coordinated through the CHPS Associate Dean of Faculty Excellence, Graduate Programs and Global Affairs.

For general information contact Linda I Rosa-Lugo at

International activities in the college include but are not limited to:

  • Study abroad programs and opportunities
  • Research partnerships and projects
  • International interest courses and certificate
  • Faculty support for internationalization of curricular activities
  • Faculty and student exchange programs and networking opportunities

Success Stories

“Every day that I participated in the USP study abroad, I became more enamored and passionate about the field of speech-language pathology”

Kaira Clapper
UCF graduate student

“This was an excellent opportunity for the students to receive clinical training in another language”

Linda I. Rosa-Lugo
Associate Dean of Faculty Excellence and Graduate and Global Affairs

“In Belgium, we don’t have such intensive programs like this, so that is something that I’d love to take back to Belgium with me.”

Maud De Craemer
Student visiting from VIVES University in Belgium

Study Abroad with UCF

Study abroad can broaden one’s view of themselves and the world around them. Students often return with a refined sense of what they want to achieve in life and increased maturity, confidence and motivation.

In the News

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International Committee Members

The CHPS International Committee is composed of one representative from each department and school in the College of Health Professions and Sciences. The council meets monthly during the academic year to promote collaborative international research, develop appropriate training, and provide leadership for research throughout the college. For general information about the committee, contact Martine Vanryckeghem, Chair, at

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Linda I. Rosa-Lugo, EdD, CCC-SLP

ASHA Fellow, Associate Dean of Faculty Excellence and Graduate and Global Affairs, Associate Professor, Director of UCF Listening Center
Communication Disorders Clinic, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Dean's Office
Location: HPA II Room: 110
Phone: 407-823-0171
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Martine Vanryckeghem, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

ASHA Fellow, Board Certified Fluency Specialist, Pegasus Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Location: HPA II Room: 101R
Phone: 407-823-4808
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Morris Beato, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS

Clinical Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy
Location: HPA I Room: 255A
Phone: 407-823-1864
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Humberto Lopez Castillo, MD, Ph.D., CPH, CMI-Spanish

Assistant Professor
Health Sciences
Location: HPA II Room: 217
Phone: 407-823-3012
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Carlos Gual, MS, LAT, ATC

Associate Instructor, Clinical Education Coordinator
Athletic Training
Location: HPA II Room: 118
Phone: 407-823-1407
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Tameca Harris-Jackson, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, CSE

Academic Support and Assessment, Coordinator, Lecturer, Online MSW
Social Work
Location: Partnership 1 Room: 102
Phone: 407-823-3054
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Laurie Neely, PT, DPT, NCS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Education
Physical Therapy
Location: HPA I Room: 261