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.

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

“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.

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 [email protected].

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Bari Hoffman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders, Dean's Office
Location: HS I Suite: 365
Phone: 407-823-4804
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Martine Vanryckeghem, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-FL

Pegasus Professor
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Location: HS II Room: 101R
Phone: 407-823-4808
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Asli Cennet Yalim, Ph.D., MSW

Assistant Professor
Social Work
Location: HS I Room: 216
Phone: 407-823-4660
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Latifa S. Abdelli, MS, Ph.D.

Health Sciences
Location: HS II Room: 210L
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Anna S. Valdes, EdD, CSCS

Associate Lecturer
Location: HS I Room: 269
Phone: 407-823-1896
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Mallory Pigmon

Administrative Coordinator II
Dean's Office
Location: HS I Room: 365
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