Location
Multiple Locations +3
  • Belize
    • Belize City
    • Cayo
    • Caye Caulker
    • Punta Gorda
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Uganda
    • Kampala
Term
Maymester, Short Term, Spring, Spring Break, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
Communications Education Field Studies Food Science and Nutrition Graduate Studies Health Sciences Kinesiology Physical Therapy Public Health Social Work Speech-Language Pathology Sports Science Sustainable Development +3

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Masters

Pricing

Starting Price
2000
Price Details
Program tuition ranges from $2,100 -$3,000. All costs are included less airfare.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Classes Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Visa Wifi
May 16, 2022
May 19, 2022
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About Program

This 7-10 day program is intended for graduate students 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 working alongside professional American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) accredited speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and Therapy Abroad staff. Students will gain hands-on experience, provide school and medical-based screenings and evaluations, develop and implement intervention plans, and gain skilled clinical and professional observation hours and one-on-one time with SLPs and other professionals. Students will also work in small groups developing and implementing training and education programs for teachers and parents. Programs are currently located in The Turks & Caicos Islands, Belize, Thailand, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic.

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Program Highlights

  • Hands On Speech-Language Pathology Experience
  • High SLP Staff to Student Ration
  • Clinical Clock Hours
  • Assessment & Diagnostic Experience

Program Reviews

9.76 Rating
based on 21 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 95.24%
  • 7-8 rating 4.76%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Academics 8.9
  • Support 9.2
  • Fun 9.8
  • Housing 9.8
  • Safety 9.6
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Mary
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Turks and Caicos Islands Adventure Camp

A group of 8 speech pathology grad students, 2 professors, and about 8 Therapy Abroad professionals were part of the team which traveled to the beautiful Turks and Caicos Islands. The Special Needs Unit of the Dept of Education hosted us very generously and we enjoyed the beaches and local food. We met families of children with communication difficulties, did evaluations, and ran a camp for three days. I had the privilege of working with four autistic boys between ages 3 and 6 as well as some overlap with other campers whose diagnoses varied. I loved seeing their comfort level change from day one (clinging to the parent's leg, teary-eyed) to day three (running in to the gym for a hug and leading me by the hand to our first activity). I think we could have been more effective if we had meetings with the campers' parents and completed informal evaluations of the kids before we launched into camp. This was the first time Therapy Abroad ran a camp like this in Turks and Caicos, so it served as a good starting place. It was also interesting to visit schools and observe members of our team strategizing with local special needs advocates to work on ways to improve access to services throughout the country. In our spare time, we enjoyed a truly unforgettable boat tour and I was introduced to a bright, colorful world under the ocean's surface as we snorkeled. We also enjoyed a fish fry in the community and visits to local restaurants. Overall, this experience was intensely difficult and intensely fun - very formative for me as a student clinician, a traveler, and a friend within my cohort.

Pros
  • Supportive and flexible team - we needed to rely on each other a lot to serve the kids well while going with the flow of occasionally changing plans, etc.
  • Incredibly beautiful surroundings (perfect weather & ideal beaches) and people (courteous and kind drivers & friendly locals)
  • Excellent learning opportunity as a student clinician - quick, intense exposure to therapy in a different cultural setting; group therapy with lots of adjustments on the fly; working alongside a team of professionals
Cons
  • Limited opportunities for content-related debriefs after days of camp (we shared our feelings but it could have been helpful to do more concrete problem solving together too)
  • Limited opportunities for structured discussion or training about language disorder vs. difference.
  • Occasionally seemed like communication about the day's plans were more through-the-grapevine than organized and using WhatsApp. A message from the logistics person each evening or morning about what to plan for the following day could have been beneficial
10 people found this review helpful.
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Grace
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Turks and Caicos Therapy Abroad 5/8-5/14

The Therapy Abroad trip I took to Turks and Caicos was one I will never forget. It was the first time Therapy Abroad had gone to Turks and Caicos, so there was some typical bumps and miscommunications as we got set up and provided evaluations to some kids and therapy camp for other kids for 3 days. The amount of growth that each child and student had was unbelievable. The staff on the trip was warm and welcoming, and when we weren't providing services to the children of TCI we were making memories together!

Pros
  • Experiencing therapy services and the culture of another country was really important to me and my future as an SLP.
  • I learned so much from this program on providing group therapy, working on different goals with each child, behavior management, and keeping children engaged in an activity even in a busy and directing environment.
  • The faculty that was on this trip taught me so much about being a better clinician, while never completely taking over what I was doing and guiding me through helpful therapy techniques.
Cons
  • Due to the newness of the program, there was a lot of disorganization on the first couple days getting everything organized. There was a lot of unknown coming into the program.
  • Because the trip had staff coming from all over the country, we did not all get to know each other before the trip. I wish we had one session for like 30-minutes to an hour on zoom that students and staff could get to know each other first.
12 people found this review helpful.
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Emily
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great Experience

This Therapy Abroad trip to Turks and Caicos was a wonderful experience in which I gained a lot of experience doing speech therapy with autistic and non verbal children. There is a large need of services in the area, and I hope that others get the chance to go back. The activities that were done outside of the therapy camp were super fun, and the area was beautiful! We went snorkeling and to the beach often. The hotel we stayed at was very nice and I felt safe there. Overall, very glad I went and it was totally worth it!

Pros
  • Gained clinical experience
  • Became close with cohort
  • Gained cultural knowledge
Cons
  • Unorganized Logistics
  • Expense of food in the area
11 people found this review helpful.
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Bailey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Therapy Abroad Turks & Caicos

My experience was unique because it was the first every speech-language pathology therapy aboard to Turks & Caicos island. I had the opportunity to work with other professionals like PT/OT, behavioral specialist, other SLPs, and the TCI special needs unit. I gained so much clinical knowledge and hours towards my graduation requirements for my masters degree. I also learned a lot of skills involving parent and teacher education. I gained more cultural competence working in the Turks and Caicos Islands!

Pros
  • Beautiful location
  • Supportive team members
  • Exponential growth in skills and inter professional practice
Cons
  • Because it was a new program a lot of unknown
  • Lack of communication
  • Short time span to get things together
11 people found this review helpful.
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Abby
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Turks and Caicos SLP Study Abroad

Traveling abroad to provide services to children on the Turks and Caicos islands was the most fulfilling and educational experience I have had so far in my life. I learned so much about working with children with Autism,. dealing with children's sensory needs, working with different cultures, schools and services in other countries, AAC use with young children, and working with other professionals, all while influencing young childcare's lives and forming life long relationship. I cannot wait to hopefully return someday.

Pros
  • educational experience
  • fun filled afternoons when not working
  • grew as a professional
Cons
  • finances on the trip (food, airport food, etc.)
  • lack of thorough communication from staff at times
12 people found this review helpful.
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Alexis
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Therapy Abroad

There was equal amounts of having fun and learning new stills and topics while on this trip. I highly recommend it to any student that is planning on going into the SLP field. I now have over 30 hours of observations and learning. I got to meet so many amazing peers who enjoy our field and build connections and relationships. I also got to work with SLPs who have worked in multiple states and countries to ask them questions about their daily lives as an SLP. On our days off, we got to hang out together doing things such as swimming, tubing, ziplining, and snorkeling.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Participate in all of the activities, it goes by fast so ask all your questions and learn as much as you can.
29 people found this review helpful.
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Lauren
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Must Go

Therapy Abroad was an amazing and worthwhile experience! It allowed me to build my clinical skills, meet new people, build better relationships with my friends, and encounter amazing adventures (cave tubing, hiking), foods, and cultures! Everyone was super helpful and supportive, and the advice I was provided will be very beneficial in my future career! Do not miss this opportunity to help others, step out of your comfort zone, and grow your love for speech therapy! Also, this trip is perfect for a students of all experience levels!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Prior to this trip, I was unaware of Belize’s landscape and was surprised to see so many types of terrain. It was all truly beautiful from the jungle/mountains to the marshland.
32 people found this review helpful.
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Caroline
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Wow!! Couldn't recommend more!

This week was one of the most impactful times in my life. Therapy abroad allowed me to take new perspectives, grow closer to my classmates, and re-spark the passion that pulled me towards speech pathology! I could not recommend this program and beautiful country more. I will definitely be coming back!

This program provided hands on unique experience that opened my eyes to different cultures and needs. Belize's diversity was one of my favorite parts of the trip. I learned valuable lessons and skills that I will take with me as I return back to school. I believe that this trip made my cohort better clinicians in many aspects.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Get out of your comfort zone! Being able to adapt is a key part in getting the most out of this trip. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity!
30 people found this review helpful.

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