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 Sports Science Sustainable Development Women's Studies +1

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Associates Bachelors Masters
Housing
Dormitory

Pricing

Starting Price
$2,000 USD
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
Apr 16, 2021
Jun 17, 2021

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

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Program Reviews

9.66 Rating
based on 38 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 94.74%
  • 7-8 rating 5.26%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Academics 8.7
  • Support 9.3
  • Fun 9.7
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9.7
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Chloe
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Therapy Abroad CDS- Belize

As a communication disorders and sciences student, this trip was the perfect hands-on learning opportunity to introduce me into the diverse field of speech-language pathology. During my time in Belize, I got to challenge what I learned in the class room and put it to use in a multicultural environment working with people of various ages, disorders, etc. Although I learned so much about speech-language pathology, I really enjoyed the activities that we did during our trip such as zip lining in the jungle, cave tubing, visiting the monkey sanctuary, etc. However, my favorite part of the trip was learning about the Belizean culture and meeting the kind people that live there.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I recommend bringing lots of bug spray, sunscreen, and journaling throughout your time in Belize!
3 people found this review helpful.
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Krista
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Therapy Abroad

I loved this program and wish I could have stayed longer!! It was so fun to learn from the SLP’s and everyone else on the trip. Everyone knows different methods on how to approach different things. Every site we visited with different patients made me learn so much I would never learn in the classroom. The adventures we all did were so fun as well! It was cool to meet people from all over the United States that i will keep in touch with. Definitely recommend everyone to go on this amazing trip!!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
There is so much more to speech pathology than just speech. On this trip I had a child with behavioral issues. I did not even think about how we can see behavioral kids as well. After being with this child all day, he accomplished the goal we set for him. It was very eye opening and rewarding to see this patient
3 people found this review helpful.
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Casey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Trip of a Lifetime!

This trip was absolutely life changing. You learn so much in such a short amount of time and truly feel like you’re making a difference in these families’ lives. Not only do I feel like this trip better prepared for graduate level work, but it made me take on the field with an entirely new perspective. It was also so empowering to be on this trip with such determined, hard working, and supportive people to lift you up throughout the journey! I’m so excited to bring my new level of skills and confidence into the field with me! Couldn’t recommend Therapy Abroad more!!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be open minded about learning new things and do not get discouraged if your first session doesn’t go the way you planned. This program is all about being flexible and having to improvise when need be. By the end of the trip, it feels like you’ve been doing it for years. Take it all in and enjoy every second, it goes by so fast!
3 people found this review helpful.
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Alanna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Review

I really enjoyed my experience as I not only learned a lot from the SLPs, but also was able to make some great connections with other student in my field. I loved interacting with clients and putting my skills to the test. It was also great to watch the SLPs work with clients and learn from their interactions on other ways to engage during an evaluation or therapy session. In addition, I enjoyed having a mix of client interactions along with adventure days as it helped break up the time and allowed us to see and learn more about the country. I also felt having a group leader was super beneficial. Danielle was so fun and she really helped all of the members feel comfortable and supported! Having a grad student ans someone close in age was so beneficial to my learning on this trip as well, without a group leader I think students may feel intimidated by the SLPs.

What was your funniest moment?
Some of my funniest moments occurred when hanging out with the girls as we would joke around and be silly with one another!
2 people found this review helpful.
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Cas
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

An Amazing Experience Like No Other

Going into this program, I had no idea how much I would truly gain as a result of all of the experiences that are given through the two weeks of this program. Before coming to this program, I was not entirely sure that speech pathology was what I wanted to do with my life. However, now there is no doubt in my mind that this is what I want to spend the rest of my life doing. Therapy Abroad not only gives students the opportunity to learn more about the life of speech pathologist and common tasks, assessments, and treatment activities but the program also gives the students the chance to implement and take charge in running said activities, while also sprinkling in fun along the way. I cannot say enough to truly grasp the level that this trip and experience truly impacted me, the lifelong friends I made, and all the memories it gave me. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to go into speech pathology.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask anything. This program is an opportunity for you to learn at every opportunity. Don't let the fear of feeling like it's a stupid question stop you from asking it. Get the most out of this trip that you can. Learn and take in absolutely everything, because this truly is a one-of-a-kind experience that once it is done you will wish you could do over and over again
6 people found this review helpful.
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Emma
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Therapy Abroad Belize Communication Disorders

I loved this experience and all of the things I learned while in Belize for two weeks. We led a therapy camp for children with special needs, visited villages for treatments, and also had lots of fun seeing Belize. I gained lots of experience writing SOAP notes, observing licensed SLP's and writing goals for the kids I worked with. We did lots of learning and work during the week, but had lots of fun on the weekends! I would definitely recommend this program to any undergrad or graduate student in communication sciences & disorders!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
One piece of advice I would give to future travelers on this program would be to come in with an open mind and ready to learn. I also would recommend to enjoy every moment, even the time off at night, to get to know the other students and make lots of great memories.
6 people found this review helpful.
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Nina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize

It was really fun. Good balance of education and free time. The supervisors were great and Ellen was amazing. I loved Monkey Bay and the trip to Caye Caulker was a nice way to unwind after working at narcie for the previous two weeks. The one thing I didn’t love was everything I was expected to know prior to this trip. I am not studying SLP at my university and felt as though I was supposed to already be accustomed with everything we did. It was less about learning and more about applying the information. I wanted to go on this trip to help me decide what I want to do in graduate school and whether or not I wanted to pursue SLP. Other than that it was a great trip.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Bring lots of bug spray and sun screen. Be prepared to have fun.
6 people found this review helpful.
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Emily
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing Trip

Going to Belize for the two-week program was an amazing experience. The supervisors were nothing but nice, the food was delicious, and the hands-on experience I participated in was exciting. I loved how all of the meals and excursions were paid for and how we got to stay on an island for the last weekend in Belize. Working with the children both at NaRCIE and during home visits in Belize was a humbling experience. I would highly recommend this trip to all who love to travel and speech pathology!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I was so excited that we saw monkeys in the wild multiple times at the Mayan Temples!
5 people found this review helpful.

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