Location
Multiple Locations +3
  • Belize
  • Dominican Republic
  • Thailand
    • Chiang Mai
Term
J-Term, Maymester, Short Term, Spring, Spring Break, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
Communications Food Science and Nutrition Health Sciences Kinesiology Linguistics Physical Therapy Social Sciences Social Work Speech-Language Pathology Sports Science Sustainable Development Women's Studies +2

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Associates Bachelors Masters
Housing
Dormitory

Pricing

Starting Price
2000
Price Details
Program tuition is $3,950. All costs are included less airfare.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Classes Meals SIM cards Transportation Visa Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare
Sep 09, 2021
Jan 09, 2024
11 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

This two-week program is based in the Central American country of Belize and is intended for undergraduate and graduate students ages 18 and up who are interested in pursuing a career in speech-language pathology (speech therapy), audiology or a related field. This is an ideal program for students who want to take advantage of learning from professional American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) accredited speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and Therapy Abroad staff in order to learn more about this remarkable field of study. Students will gain hands-on experience rarely found in the classroom, professional observation hours, one-on-one time with SLPs and other professionals, intercultural exchange, a better understanding of global issues, and a chance to help children with special needs and their families.

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Program Highlights

  • Hand-On Experience in Communication Sciences
  • Work with Professionally Licensed SLPs
  • Adventure Travel in Belize
  • Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Hours
  • Speech-Language Pathology Professional Observation Hours

Program Reviews

4.90 Rating
based on 79 reviews
  • 5 rating 89.87%
  • 4 rating 10.13%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.55
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.7
  • Safety 4.95
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Ashton
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize

I had such a great experience! I learned so much about the culture of Belize and speech-language pathology. The faculty was amazing, as well as the group of girls; they truly made this experience that much better. We got hands-on experience with the kids and families, which was awesome. If you are looking for a resume builder, observation/clinical hours, or just a fun experience, this is the trip for you! Caye Caulker, at the end of the trip, was so much fun! Overall, it was such a fun/rewarding trip, and I would definitely do it again.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come in with an open mind! I am a shy and introverted person and immediately felt comfortable. The staff always makes sure you are okay and have what you need.
Pros
  • Staff
  • Group
  • Food
9 people found this review helpful.
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Kira
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize

I had a great time in Belize. The teachers/professors were very knowledgeable and helpful. They accepted feedback on how to help us and gave us great feedback that made a huge difference in our learning. Everyone was very helpful and supportive at Hode's Place and the food was great. I have food allergies and everyone did really well helping with that.
The accommodations were a bit tight with so many people to a room and only 1 bathroom. We managed well though.
I met some wonderful people and learned so much from everyone, including the other students. It was an amazing experience getting to help families that need this help and wouldn't get it otherwise.
Some of the organization and planning was well done and other parts were a bit last minute.
The excursions were amazing as well. Zip lining and snorkeling are something I will always remember and recommend to anyone else that goes to Belize.

8 people found this review helpful.
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Aundrea
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a Life Time

getting to participate in Therapy Abroad was the highlight of my academic career and I am so happy I took the leap of faith and decided to go abroad. This program granted me with the opportunity to create life long friends, learn about cultural differences and experiences, learn so much from colleagues and advisors, and finally apply what i’ve learned in the academic setting, into real life application! this program changed my life and I flew home a better person. ABSOLUTELY would reccomend !!!!

What would you improve about this program?
none of us knew anything going in. It made it difficult because we didn’t know what was happening, what we’d do or anything of that sorts. moving forward I would love more information and a huge debriefing at the beginning of our program
Pros
  • great people
  • great food
  • great experience
Cons
  • left in the dark about things
  • a little last minute planning
  • nothing else
8 people found this review helpful.
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Valerie
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Therapy Abroad-Belize

This program is amazing if you want to learn more while having fun. You get to learn from amazing faculty and the staff are very attentive and supportive to your every need. One thing I would change is the scheduling. Some days were so packed we were left feeling drained. Also things were added so last minute that it kept throwing us off. Also the lack of communication on the details of the excursions and trips made it difficult to prepare at times. We would also like more independence when choosing meals because some times it felt like we weren’t given much choice or options. It’s definitely tiring but, worth it in the end for the experience.

8 people found this review helpful.
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Madi
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize-> caye caulker

San Ignacio was absolutely amazing and beautiful!! Mr. Lewis and Mr. Eddie were so informative and made sure we were safe at all times. Our supervisors really made our time here enjoyable and they made sure we leaned a lot. I feel more confident in myself and the group of girls on this trip were so supportive. Being open to new things not just food but also excursions. As one of our supervisors said “You grow when you’re uncomfortable”. It is the perfect length of time to go because as the trip comes to an end everyone was getting a little home sick. This was such a great experience and I highly recommend studying abroad even if it’s for only 2 weeks it is life changing.

What would you improve about this program?
Having a more informative schedule where we understand what is happening but also have a little down time to recuperate.
Pros
  • The food was so yummy
  • The camp was so rewarding and getting to interact with the families
  • The different types of excursions we were able to experience
Cons
  • Not knowing what was going to happen next
  • No down time (especially in caye caulker. We enjoyed snorkeling but if we were able to have breakfast at 8 and then snorkeling at 9:30)
10 people found this review helpful.
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Bailey
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Therapy Abroad- Belize

I thought that this was such a great experience! I learned so much about belize through the culture teaching and being able to interact with the families of the clients. I wish that the stay was longer in Caye Caulker because we only got a day and a half but grateful we got to go at all! The girls on this trip were so sweet and made this such a fun experience. We tried so many new things. I think the staff on this trip were amazing they were so reassuring and supportive that it made the process easy.

What was your funniest moment?
Ziplining
Pros
  • the people
  • speech therapy experience
  • organization and routine
Cons
  • Housing in San Ignacio
  • Lack of Communication
  • More information leading up to leading
8 people found this review helpful.
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Shay
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Communication Sciences and Disorders Program - Belize

I absolutely loved going to Belize with Therapy Abroad! The staff were friendly, accommodating, and helpful. I got to experience another culture, gain valuable knowledge about my field, and meet others going into the same program as myself. This was my study abroad experience and I wouldn’t want to travel with any other company. This trip is worth every penny and the experiences you gain are unforgettable. I did not know how much I would learn, but I’ve used what I learned in graduate school already. I would highly recommend this program to anyone going into this field!!!

Pros
  • Meeting staff and students in your field from all over the country
  • Experiencing a new culture and country (food, drink, customs, values, history, languages, etc.)
  • Valuable communication disorders knowledge and experiences!
Cons
  • Too short of a trip! I didn’t want to leave!
  • Slightly pricey for some
  • Some jet lag the first day
24 people found this review helpful.
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Erika
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience

I was shown this program by my study aboard advisor and was quite curious how this would work out. I was hesitant at first to apply and nervous about going with strangers who I had never met or had any contact with before. However this was truly one of the best experiences I have ever had. Not only did I make 14 new best friends but the on hands field work with the children was once in a lifetime. Belize was a beautiful country and we were welcomed with open arms. I recommend this program to anybody who wants to work in this field and make connections with people who are pursuing the same career path.

Pros
  • Hand On Experience
  • Builds your social connections
  • Great for resume
Cons
  • Humid
  • Rice and Beans
  • Long
44 people found this review helpful.

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