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Therapy Adventures International

Why choose Therapy Adventures International?

We are Therapy Adventures International, a nonprofit organization bringing pediatric therapy services to Latin America. We offer short-term therapy experience trips (1 week) to countries such as Ecuador, Panama, and Belize. We seek students who would like to volunteer as a way to make a difference and improve their experiences, strengthening their application when it comes time to apply for graduate school.

Reviews

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Colleen
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize August 2023

This trip was really incredible. From meeting other volunteers from all over the states to the fun excursions, and most importantly-volunteering in the clinic to provide services to the children. The country is beautiful and the people from Belize are so friendly and appreciative of us helping their children. I felt so welcomed and safe! Driving around the country was so beautiful and the fresh fruit was amazing! I will never forget this experience! If you’re thinking about it, do it!! It was an incredible experience and opportunity.

Pros
  • Fun
  • Impactful
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Katie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Better Belize It Was an Amazing Experience!

The July volunteer trip to Belize was an amazing experience! I loved meeting other therapists and having opportunities to collaborate and learn from other disciplines. As I prepare for a new school year here in the states, this trip reminded me why I love what I do as a SLP! It was a privilege to meet the families in Belize and work with the children in play based sessions as well as community outings to the pool. The excursions were all well organized, and it was so fun to explore and learn more about beautiful Belize.

Pros
  • Meeting other therapists
  • Great balance of volunteer time as well as time for excursions
Cons
  • Bugs!
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Angelina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Can’t Belize It!

So many awesome experiences and adventures - from swimming with sharks to visiting Xunantunich, a famous Maya archeological site. I also found it super helpful in getting experience as an undergraduate student and making valuable connections. But I think this would be a great experience for people of all experience levels. The women here were so kind and I’m grateful to have got to know them. Additionally, it was very fulfilling to be able to help kids who have very few resources and to be part of that initiative to improve Belize’s disability resources.

Pros
  • Friends
  • Life long memories
  • Volunteer work
Cons
  • Bugs
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erica
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize volunteer opportunity

This experience was a great way to bring me back to my roots and why I got into this profession. We get so used to our day to day schedule and volunteering in Belize reminded me why I do what I do. I went in July with a great cohort of new friends and we did more of a camp style were we worked on play skills with the kids and also brought them out in the community. I was nervous I would be bored without the structure but honestly you just have so much fun interacting with the kids and parents you just zone in on the service you’re providing. On our off days we got to explore what Belize had to offer. I highly recommend therapy adventures!

Pros
  • Meeting new people
  • Seeing profession in different country
  • Applying skills to children/families who may not have resources
Cons
  • Mosquitos in July
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Michelle
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An amazing experience!

This volunteer opportunity had such a positive impact for my personal and work life. It was a great way to give families support/strategies while learning from other therapy disciplines. I found encouragement in working as a team and discovered new ways to connect with my kiddos to facilitate expanding on their language skills. Our group leader, Grace, helped everyone feel comfortable and provided everyone with great feedback. It was a bonus to do excursions with this team of therapists and build upon relationships outside of a work environment. I highly recommend!

Pros
  • Building connections across therapy disciplines.
  • Supporting families who would not easily be able to access therapy services for their children.

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