Location
Multiple Locations +3
  • Belize
    • Belize City
  • Panama
    • Panama City
  • Ecuador
    • Quito

Program Details

Timeframe
Short Term
Housing
Apartment
Groups
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget

Pricing

What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Transportation Visa Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare
May 25, 2023
Jun 14, 2024
10 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

At Therapy Adventures, we establish free pediatric therapy clinics that offer exceptional speech, occupational, physical, and ABA therapy services across Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

For many, receiving therapy is far-fetched and not feasible, and at Therapy Adventures, we see this as precisely the reason why providing access to life-changing therapies is invaluable. Our brothers and sisters worldwide deserve the access and opportunities to receive treatments. The fact that this is challenging is irrelevant; rather, it excites us and our volunteers. Therapy Adventures will allow you to contribute to long-term and sustainable development programs that bolster the local capacity to provide therapy. We believe ALL children should have access to pediatric therapies, no matter the location or circumstance.

Therapy Adventures will help your resume stand out with a unique international experience that demonstrates your heart's desire to help others.

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Program Highlights

  • International travel across Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
  • Access to short-term 1 and 2 week volunteer programs
  • Spanish language learning opportunities
  • OTs, SLPs, PTs, and BCBAs can serve for 6 months to 1 year as a lead clinician at our various international clinics
  • Graduate students in the fields of Speech, OT, or PT can participate in a 12-16 week practicum and fieldwork experience

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Program Reviews

4.96 Rating
based on 24 reviews
  • 5 rating 95.83%
  • 4 rating 4.17%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Impact 4.9
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 4.95
  • Safety 4.9
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Emily
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Once in a lifetime chance!

I went with Therapy Adventures to Belize to fulfill one of my program fieldwork requirements for my Master of Occupational Therapy and it was amazing!!! Definitely a unique opportunity to follow an OT in another country, learn about another culture, and have excursions on our days off! They took care of us very well - all food, transportation, and lodging was included and planned for us. We spent our time at a local school for children with disabilities and a clinic with an SLP and BCBA and we came with an OT. I would definitely recommend to OT students!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
We ate a cashew fruit on our hike to do cave tubing!
1 person found this review helpful.
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Jessica
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize - Therapy Adventures

I was able to complete a week long service in Belize through Therapy Adventures! Everything was well planned out and felt safe throughout our trip. We had some much fun working with the kids and learned so much. Everyone we met were super nice and helpful in anything that we needed. The excursions were an awesome bonus. Would definitely recommend Therapy Adventures to anyone who is looking to give back and have fun at the same time! I feel that this experience helped me grow as a person, as well as a clinician.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Have fun and be adventurous!
Pros
  • Food
  • Good People
1 person found this review helpful.
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Colleen
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize August 2023

This trip was really incredible. From meeting other volunteers from all over the states to the fun excursions, and most importantly-volunteering in the clinic to provide services to the children. The country is beautiful and the people from Belize are so friendly and appreciative of us helping their children. I felt so welcomed and safe! Driving around the country was so beautiful and the fresh fruit was amazing! I will never forget this experience! If you’re thinking about it, do it!! It was an incredible experience and opportunity.

Pros
  • Fun
  • Impactful
37 people found this review helpful.
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Katie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Better Belize It Was an Amazing Experience!

The July volunteer trip to Belize was an amazing experience! I loved meeting other therapists and having opportunities to collaborate and learn from other disciplines. As I prepare for a new school year here in the states, this trip reminded me why I love what I do as a SLP! It was a privilege to meet the families in Belize and work with the children in play based sessions as well as community outings to the pool. The excursions were all well organized, and it was so fun to explore and learn more about beautiful Belize.

Pros
  • Meeting other therapists
  • Great balance of volunteer time as well as time for excursions
Cons
  • Bugs!
35 people found this review helpful.
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Angelina
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Can’t Belize It!

So many awesome experiences and adventures - from swimming with sharks to visiting Xunantunich, a famous Maya archeological site. I also found it super helpful in getting experience as an undergraduate student and making valuable connections. But I think this would be a great experience for people of all experience levels. The women here were so kind and I’m grateful to have got to know them. Additionally, it was very fulfilling to be able to help kids who have very few resources and to be part of that initiative to improve Belize’s disability resources.

Pros
  • Friends
  • Life long memories
  • Volunteer work
Cons
  • Bugs
40 people found this review helpful.
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erica
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize volunteer opportunity

This experience was a great way to bring me back to my roots and why I got into this profession. We get so used to our day to day schedule and volunteering in Belize reminded me why I do what I do. I went in July with a great cohort of new friends and we did more of a camp style were we worked on play skills with the kids and also brought them out in the community. I was nervous I would be bored without the structure but honestly you just have so much fun interacting with the kids and parents you just zone in on the service you’re providing. On our off days we got to explore what Belize had to offer. I highly recommend therapy adventures!

Pros
  • Meeting new people
  • Seeing profession in different country
  • Applying skills to children/families who may not have resources
Cons
  • Mosquitos in July
41 people found this review helpful.
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Michelle
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An amazing experience!

This volunteer opportunity had such a positive impact for my personal and work life. It was a great way to give families support/strategies while learning from other therapy disciplines. I found encouragement in working as a team and discovered new ways to connect with my kiddos to facilitate expanding on their language skills. Our group leader, Grace, helped everyone feel comfortable and provided everyone with great feedback. It was a bonus to do excursions with this team of therapists and build upon relationships outside of a work environment. I highly recommend!

Pros
  • Building connections across therapy disciplines.
  • Supporting families who would not easily be able to access therapy services for their children.
40 people found this review helpful.
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Danica
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Therapy Adventures Belize

This trip truly changed my life. It was my first time ever traveling internationally and alone, and I am so glad I did it. I got first hand experience in speech pathology and clinical application. We also went snorkeling, ziplining, and hiking! Amazing meals were provided and the workers were incredible. Not a HUGE amount of direct, hands-on experience; this was understandable, however, because the group I attended with was fairly young. I 100% would recommend this trip to anyone looking for an adventure.

43 people found this review helpful.

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