Location
Multiple Locations +6
  • Belize
    • Belize City
    • Caye Caulker
    • Punta Gorda
  • Dominican Republic
    • Santiago
  • Thailand
    • Chiang Mai
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Uganda
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
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 Nursing Physical Therapy Psychology Public Health Public Policy Service Learning Social Sciences Social Work Speech-Language Pathology Sports Sports Science Sustainable Development +11

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
Sep 09, 2021
Aug 31, 2022
10 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

9.8 Rating
based on 46 reviews
  • 9-10 rating 97.83%
  • 7-8 rating 2.17%
  • 5-6 rating 0%
  • 3-4 rating 0%
  • 1-2 rating 0%
  • Academics 9.2
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9.7
  • Housing 9.2
  • Safety 9.8
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Scott
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TCI Summer 2022

I had the opportunity to be a speech pathology supervisor for the trip to Grand Turk, and it was by far one of the most meaningful professional experiences of my career. The students did a fantastic job, and we were able to offer a wonderful camp to the local children and their families. The Therapy Abroad program was supportive from beginning to end, and we had plenty of opportunities to experience and explore the local culture while on the island as well. Participating in this trip has definitely made me a more well rounded therapist and clinical instructor. I would absolutely recommend that students participate in trips with therapy abroad. The exposure to new cultures and ability to provide therapy services in a setting that is so vastly different than a university based clinic or placement is an invaluable learning opportunity. I look forward to future opportunities to work with Therapy Abroad.

Pros
  • Strong support from Therapy abroad
  • Opportunities to expand clinical and cultural knowledge
  • Opportunities to explore new local cultures and destinations
1 person found this review helpful.
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Lindsay
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

TCI Trip 2022

I had the opportunity to travel to Grand Turk, TCI with therapy abroad and overall it was an amazing experience. The support from the staff, supervisors, and other students was great, given that we had limited resources to provide services. In addition, it was my first time collaborating with PT's, which was an awesome opportunity! The only thing I would recommend is to have enough beds for each person. It is uncomfortable to expect students to share a bed with people they do not know. Other than that, it was an amazing experience where I had hands-on experience, learned about new cultures, and created lasting relationships. I would love to go again in the future.

Pros
  • Hands-on experience
  • Meeting new people
Cons
  • Housing (sharing beds)
2 people found this review helpful.
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Veronica
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Therapy Abroad Speech and PT- Turks and Caicos

Overall, this was an amazing experience. This was my first time doing a service trip, so I did not how it was going to go. After spending 10 days with other SLPs and PTs, I can say that this trip changed me for the best. I learned how to provide speech therapy with the limited resources we had and how to collaborate with a PT. It was amazing learning about the culture and trying the new foods! The only thing I would say that needs more work on is providing a more detailed itinerary in order to help me understand what the day/activity looks like. All in all, I met amazing clinicians, learned about the different cultures, and took another step closer into become a professional SLP. I would love to come back to Turks and Caicos or another location with TherapyAbraod!

Pros
  • Good location
  • Safe
  • Supportive Staff
Cons
  • No A/C at campsite
  • Would like a more detailed itinerary
3 people found this review helpful.
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Maddison
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Graduate Health Sciences Adventure: Speech, OT, PT

Choosing to travel with Therapy Abroad was easily one of the best decisions I have made to enhance my educational experience in PT school. I actually have more experience working with the Geriatric population, but I still felt as though I was far enough in my education (5/9 semesters complete) to clinically reason through diagnoses and presentations. I was also fortunate enough to have one of my professors serve as my supervising PT, which was helpful because she had an idea of what I have been exposed to in didactic work and how to present new information to me in an effective manner. I couldn't have asked for better SLPs and SLP students to work with! They took the time to explain what they were doing, but it was also fun to see the the individual growth as they worked with their clients throughout the week. The support from the Turks and Caicos government was incredible and I look forward to staying connected with Therapy Abroad for future opportunities as a student or clinician!

Pros
  • Great exposure to culture
  • Safe and clean accommodations
  • Additional exploration opportunities
Cons
  • No A/C at campsite in Grand Turk, but manageable
4 people found this review helpful.
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Chelsey
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Graduate Health Sciences Adventure: Speech, OT, PT in Turks and Caicos

I really was not sure what to expect when first signing up for this program. But I have been pleasantly surprised each step of the way. I learned so much about the culture and history of the Turks & Caicos Islands and met some amazing people who live there. The camp was such an amazing experience. I was honored to share my skills with these kiddos and they, in turn, left their marks on my heart. The government support is unlike any I have ever experienced. The location and beaches speak for themselves. It was so nice to have the opportunity be able to walk right into the ocean post camp! I am so excited to see this program flourish once they get all the tiny kinks of a new program in a new location worked out. I am excited to have made friendships that I can continue to grow and have made connections in multiple disciplines living in multiple states to further grow my professional network. Thank you for this incredible experience!

Pros
  • Amazing location
  • Supportive staff
Cons
  • A few kinks
  • No A/C at campsite
4 people found this review helpful.
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Tanner
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Therapy Abroad - Turks and Caicos

I was unsure how this trip was going to go. I knew my instructor (whom had invited me to join her on this opportunity) and a classmate from the cohort ahead of mine. I can say without a doubt that this trip changed me for the better. I have had little experience working with young children, even less experience working with children with special needs. We were only there treating the children for 5 days, but it was nothing shy of amazing seeing the progression these children had in such a short amount of time. This program was a win for all parties involved. It encouraged interprofessional collaboration that allowed for me (DPT student) to learn about what SLPs do. Unfortunately there were not any OTs that had signed up, but this would add to this valuable aspect even more. A wonderful benefit of this program was that it brought 3 groups of us together, some from Pennsylvania, some from Oklahoma, and us from Iowa. I can say without a doubt that I made some friends that I fully intend on staying in touch with. It should be noted that this trip was not all work, it was a wonderful opportunity to experience a different culture and food that I simply cannot get here in Iowa. I will never forget the absolutely stunning beaches that I was able to visit multiple times per day. I would be honored to go back or go elsewhere in the future if the stars align.

Pros
  • Unique opportunity to help out children with special needs
  • Great way to immerse yourself in a new culture
  • Great way to form relationships and make new friends
Cons
  • Sweat a lot, but its worth it!
3 people found this review helpful.
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JoHanna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Graduate Health Sciences Adventure: Speech, OT, PT

It was overall a great experience. The housing, activities, and camp were all wonderful! The government liaison were wonderful and treated us great! It was fun to try all the new foods! It was so rewarding to work with the kiddos there and see their lifestyle. It was cool to see Grand Turk (More remote) and Providenciales (more popular tourist area)- both were great! Turks & Caicos is a great place to start up a new program! Once the program is more established, a more structured itinerary would be helpful! 😊.

Pros
  • Good location
  • Safe place
  • Great camp experience
Cons
  • A more detailed outline of the week would have been helpful!
3 people found this review helpful.
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Erica
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Turks and Caicos

This is the second trip to Turks and Caicos I have been on with Therapy Abroad as an OT/PT consultant and faculty supervisor. I have taken students on multiple international volunteer trips through the years and Therapy Abroad offers the best professional hands on experience I have ever been involved with. Chad is a great communicator and gives excellent support to the faculty and students. Therapy Abroad makes sure everyone’s needs are met with safe clean accommodations. We are given plenty of resources to provide quality therapy interventions. The focus on sustainability and building local capacity is also why I will continue to work with Therapy Abroad.

Pros
  • Structured program for graduate therapy students
  • Good exposure to local culture
  • Addition recreational programming
4 people found this review helpful.

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