Physical Therapy Shadowing with Toucan Abroad

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Join Toucan Abroad and other students from around the US in this highly enriching program. We aim to expand your perspective and grow into future leaders in the field of physical therapy through exposure to the work of licensed PT specialists. You’ll shadow them while they provide expert patient care. Evolve by developing a more holistic view of yourself, your future profession, and the world through immersion into a different society.
For two weeks, you’ll engage in 40 to 60 clinical observation hours in different PT specialties. You’ll also have time to bask in the breathtaking natural beauty of Costa Rica and experience its rich culture.

Toucan Abroad gives you the opportunity to stand out among other PT school applicants through a unique, unparalleled experience abroad through this program.

Highlights
  • Accumulate 40 or 60 hours of clinical observation in different PT specialties, allowing you to gain real practice alongside other undergraduates and licensed therapists.
  • Improve and practice Spanish in the professional health setting.
  • Create meaningful friendships with other students who share your dream of attending a Physical Therapy School.
  • Embark on planned excursions to a stunning rainforest, to beaches, and volcanoes as well as other beautiful places!
  • Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and learn about the 'pura vida'.

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Anthony
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The time of my life

I can honestly say that this trip was everything that I imagined it was, the experience alone that I gained was totally worth the trip. During this trip I also made friends from all over the states and I also learned a lot about the culture. During this trip I got to shadow multiple therapists that were more then willing to teach and pass their knowledge onto me, just because I was eager to learn. They were willing to go out of their way to make sure that you learned everything that you were interested in. While shadowing I learned about multiple different techniques that I would not see in a United States clinic. I would recommend this program to anyone who want to go into Physical Therapy, or anyone who is on the fence about Physical Therapy. It will change your mind and make you want to go into the field even more than you wanted to before. This was the best experience that I have ever had, and it was a once in a life time opportunity that I am happy I got to be a part of.

What would you improve about this program?
The way that this program can Be improves is being longer than 2 weeks.
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Rylee
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Tou-can Do It

I would strongly recommend this program for anyone who is interested in the profession of physical therapy! This experience provided a greater understanding of different rehab techniques while merging the individual in a unique atmosphere. Even if someone does not speak Spanish, the therapists try their best and use Google translate in order to communicate. All of the physical therapists are extremely welcoming and passionate about what they do. They accept you the minute that they meet you. They teach you by asking questions on what would you do if you were in their position. I am grateful and blessed for the opportunity! It’s not all work, for we got to see the fun/beautiful side of Costa Rica! I was also able to make a friend group that I can stay in touch with. ¡Pura Vida!

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Rachael
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a lifetime!

I have countless hours of experience in many different settings and I can confidently say that I gained the most from this experience in such a short amount of time! The therapists were eager to teach and gave me a plethora of knowledge, the people in Costa Rica were warm and welcoming, the director of our program did everything he could to make sure we had the best experience, and the friends made along the way are ones I will keep for a lifetime! I learned many techniques that I would not have otherwise seen in the United States and I was immursed into a beautiful culture. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who is interested in Physical Therapy and wants to get ahead of the game early on! This was most definitely an experience of a lifetime and you do not want to pass up a chance to be a part of it.

What would you improve about this program?
This program could be improved by making the experience longer than 2 weeks.

About Toucan Abroad

Join Toucan Abroad and other students from around the US in this highly enriching program. We aim to expand your perspective and grow into future leaders in the field of physical therapy through exposure to the work of licensed PT specialists. You’ll...