Location
Multiple Locations +8
  • Belize
    • Belize City
    • Caye Caulker
    • Punta Gorda
  • Dominican Republic
    • Santiago
  • Thailand
    • Chiang Mai
  • Dominica
  • Puerto Rico
    • San Juan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Greece
    • Athens
  • Bulgaria
Term
Academic Year, Fall, J-Term, Maymester, Short Term, Spring, Spring Break, Summer, Winter
Subject Areas
Food Science and Nutrition Geography Global Studies Graduate Studies Health Sciences Indigenous Cultures Kinesiology Life Sciences Linguistics Music Nursing Physical Therapy Psychology Public Health Public Policy Service Learning Social Sciences Social Work Speech-Language Pathology Sports Sports Science Sustainable Development +12

Program Details

Program Type
Faculty Led
Degree Level
Associates Bachelors Masters PhD.

Pricing

Starting Price
2000
Price Details
Prices are determined by the length of stay, university credit, and university fees.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Classes Meals SIM cards Transportation Visa Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

International Airfare

What's Not Included
Airfare
Nov 17, 2023
May 18, 2024
19 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Therapy Abroad works with universities around the world to build custom international programs. Programs will be built from the ground up and will be driven by your goal, values, and learning outcomes. Our programs are designed for students to gain observation and clinical hours and foster creativity, team building, international exchange, cultural awareness, service, and professional competencies. From flights, insurance, transportation and logistics on the back end, to safety and risk management, curriculum, and leadership on the front end, our goal is to set you up for success. We work with diverse university partners including small liberal arts colleges and community colleges as well as large state universities, private universties, and HBCUs.

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Program Highlights

  • Faculty-led programming
  • Hands-On Experience in Communication Sciences
  • Clinical Hours
  • Speech-Language Pathology Professional Observation Hours
  • Adventure Travel

Program Reviews

4.96 Rating
based on 111 reviews
  • 5 rating 97.3%
  • 4 rating 1.8%
  • 3 rating 0.9%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.65
  • Support 4.9
  • Fun 4.95
  • Housing 4.7
  • Safety 4.9
Showing 1 - 8 of 111 reviews
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Mikayla
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize Travel Abroad

I loved this experience. Even though it was my first time traveling I had no worries about anything since everything was set up for us. Amazing country and amazing people.❤️I got to celebrate my 21st birthday with the group of wonderful women traveling with me. Our tour guides were awesome and all of our tours were beautiful experiences. My favorite part was going to a local preschool and reading to the children. After reading to them we arts and crafts with them that related to the book we read. We also gave them a lot of books 📚

What was your funniest moment?
My funniest moment was the first flight that felt like a roller coaster. And My birthday was so much fun during the trip.
12 people found this review helpful.
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Gabrielle
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

HPU 2024 Belize Trip

This was my first trip with Therapy Abroad to Belize and I had a blast! The trip was very well organized from the time we arrived until we left. We got to provide physical therapy services to a wide variety of patients. These patients don’t typical have access to any physical therapy services and were very grateful that we were able to help them. I learned so much from this trip about physical therapy, the healthcare system, and Belize in general! I had so much fun and I hope to go again next year!

16 people found this review helpful.
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Rebecca
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize 2024 HPU Student Trip

This is my second year in a row traveling with students through Therapy Abroad to Belize to provide much needed physical therapy services to their residents. We say a wide range of ages from young children to a 100 year old! Everything is so organized and well done from lodging to the set of of our clinic, arranging activities, meals, and excursions. The students learn so much about the cultures, languages, and healthcare system in Belize and how it differs from the U.S. They also had invaluable patient care experiences.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Water bottle and sunscreen is a must!
Pros
  • Friendly staff and local people
  • Very well organized
  • Fun excursions
Cons
  • none
  • none
  • none
18 people found this review helpful.
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Jairia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

One-of-a Kind Experience!

This experience was probably one of the best experiences of my life. It was a perfect mix of giving back and receiving. We were able to see and learn so much about Belize, their way of life, and also participate in some fun leisure activities-like hiking up to the Blue Creek cave and afterwards going for a dip in the swimming hole and waterfall. We also went to a spice farm and got to taste the various spices that grew there. Another day we went to the local Cacao farm in Punta Gorda where we ground our own corn and made corn tortillas. We also ground the cacao bean and tasted them in their various stages. One day we even went to our bus driver’s sister’s house, who were kind enough to host and cater the best lunch for us! Shout out to Kenny and his family!! I was taken aback by the sense of community displayed. More than anything, it was such a rewarding experience as a grad student to be able to interact with the students and clients we met. This experience taught me SO MUCH about myself, the field of speech-language pathology, and the interactions I will be privy to working in this field. It truly was such a humbling experience and one I will keep with me always. One of my most memorable experiences was going to one of the elementary schools and there must have been about 30 little girls and boys that surrounded me, took turns telling me riddles (“Miss! Miss! Riddle me this!”), took selfies with me, and when it was time for me to go, THEY ALL gave me the biggest group hug I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of! Luckily I have pictures to forever remember that moment and those sweet kiddos! Thank you, Katie, and the team at Therapy Abroad for planning our wonderful trip and therapy sessions to a T and never missing a beat! 💛💜

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking moment was swimming with sharks when we went snorkeling. At one point there were 20+ sharks swimming around our boat at one time. No matter how scared I felt, it was something I still pushed myself to do because it was important to seize the moment!
Pros
  • Everything! Our stay was well-planned!
  • So much culture and history to learn about and taken in!
  • The Belizean people were so kind.
Cons
  • Hot and humid! It took some getting adjusted to.
20 people found this review helpful.
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Lomax
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An insightful & humbling experience to help prepare students for the clinical setting

This experience was unique because it was my longest trip ever (10 days) & it was the first time I took an international flight. It was also unique because I was able to really get some great insight about the culture of Belize: I interacted with communities in Belize, was able to partake in some of the things common in their culture like making fresh tortillas, making chocolate. I got to see how some people in Belize live. I am so glad that my observation hours were complete, because that gave me the opportunity to actually provide therapy & I loved providing therapy. It was intimidating at first, but Mrs Carter and Mrs Winslow really helped me to be more confident by providing materials and toys for me to use and encouraging me and jumping in to help me when I needed help. Katie was awesome, she was able to provide guidance and information on the culture of Belize. She also did a great job capturing special and unique moments of the students. She provided me with the opportunity to eat authentic food and I had so many delicious dishes that I never tried, conch was one of those foods. Our bus driver Kenny was great, his sister cooked us delicious authentic chicken, hot tamales and we even had lunch at his sisters home one day. This trip was put together very well, so thumbs up to all coordinators. Students studying any type of therapy should definitely make the sacrifice to go. This trip was nothing short of amazing. I made so many great connection with the other students as well.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
One morning at the place we were staying at (A Piece of Ground) while on the balcony, from a distance I saw like 5 monkey in a tree.
Pros
  • Getting experience doing therapy
  • Meeting new friends for a lifetime
  • The scenery and the beauty of Belize
Cons
  • I got stung by a bee, it was painful the first day
  • You gotta be careful because some vendors will try to take advantage of you
24 people found this review helpful.
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Whitley
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Therapy Abroad Review

I enjoyed my experience with the Therapy Abroad Program. I was able to gain clinical experience and more cultural awareness. The Therapy Abroad Program provided many opportunities for me to grow, conquer my fears, and explore the county of Belize. I was able to observe and assist with Therapy Sessions. I also enjoyed the cultural experience. We went to Blue Creek Cave, toured an archeological site, and went to a local spice farm. Katie was an amazing director. She had a lot of knowledge about the country of Belize and made this trip fun. All of these opportunities allowed me to engage with a diverse group of people. I am truly grateful for this experience and I am so happy that I went!

What was your funniest moment?
My most funniest moment was probably watching people feed the birds and fish in Caye Caulker. I also enjoyed snorkeling for the first time. There was a lot of fun moments.
Pros
  • Being able to gain observation hours
  • Learning more about the culture in Belize
27 people found this review helpful.
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Alayna
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

BEST TRIP EVER

This is my second trip with Therapy Abroad, and it was still as fun and exciting as the first! Everyone is so kind and generous. Working with the students here builds more character and clinical skills than a simulation or class can provide. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to see the world, work with amazing people, and grow in their clinical skills. These are memories I will keep close forever. If anyone is on the fence about going on this trip, take the leap of faith and have the time of your life!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be flexible! Expect the unexpected! The true beauty is waking up and going with the flow of the day. Soak up every single moment and take tons of pictures!
Pros
  • Great people/hospitality
  • Good work and play balance
  • Seeing the beauty of Belize
29 people found this review helpful.
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Bridgit
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Therapy Abroad in Belize

During this past January I traveled with Illinois State University to Belize for 10 days. While we were there we went on several excursions and fully immersed ourselves into the diverse cultures of Belize. From zip lining, to cave tubing, to swimming with nurse sharks and string rays - we all had such a fun time. For the bulk of the time we spent in Belize, we were focused in San Ignacio working with clients across all ages. As an undergraduate, this was an incredible experience since I have not worked with diverse age groups of clients and with people with disabilities. Therapy Abroad does an incredible job with setting up the entire experience for us so that we don’t have to worry about transportation, housing, and most of our meals. I will always treasure the relationships I’ve built with every person we met and had the opportunity to begin to get to know. If only we had more time to continue doing such amazing work! This was truly an experience of a lifetime and I would recommend to anyone looking for a diverse experience!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I was definitely a bit worried to go zip lining, but all of the employees made me feel safe and comfortable to do it. It was so fun and I’m so glad I did it! The views were insane!
36 people found this review helpful.

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