Originally Posted by cidanu
i would recommend gallaudet to you but i think it's very expensive for international students. it's a quasi-private federally funded university. it's unique in that it has US citizen/resident tuition rates, and international tuition rates. and the international tuition is twice the domestic tuition. many students receive tuition waivers for the first year, but beyond that funding is limited for non-US citizens.
I will definitely find out more about the tuition rates and possible scholarships. I am more interested in the NY and Michigan audiology schools as it is closer to where I live, but it doesn't hurt to apply to as many as possible. Thank you for the information I really appreciate it!
sunshiineAUD - You have no idea how much your advice helps. I will be emailing them by the end of this week, and I really would like to start shadowing them as soon as possible or over the summer like you did. There are a few research audiologists as well, so I will try to see if I could help out with some research. If that is not possible (very likely), then I will be doing research in biochemistry to get a better second academic recommendation. I am rethinking going to get a diploma to become a CDA simply because it will cost so much in terms of tuition and moving out and buying textbooks. I think I have to keep the faith that I'll get in audiology school with a great GRE score and good recommendations and lots of volunteer hours and research. Just gotta keep working hard.
AuDMunchkin - Yes you are totally right. In Canada, one requires a clinical masters (2 years at Western and UBC, 3 years at Dalhousie) whereas in the states, you require the AuD which usually takes 4 years. I think I could handle 4 years now that I think about it. And especially the fact that the 4th year is an externship really makes me feel better. But right now I am just focusing on trying to get in. That's my main goal right now!
Haha by the way, I realized I could subscribe to the thread so I get notifications when I get a response. About time :P