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

Program Details

Short Term
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type


What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Transportation Visa Wifi
What's Not Included
May 25, 2023
Aug 15, 2023
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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

4.95 Rating
based on 22 reviews
  • 5 rating 95.45%
  • 4 rating 4.55%
  • 3 rating 0%
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  • Impact 4.9
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 4.9
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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.

  • Fun
  • Impactful
18 people found this review helpful.
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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.

  • Meeting other therapists
  • Great balance of volunteer time as well as time for excursions
  • Bugs!
16 people found this review helpful.
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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.

  • Friends
  • Life long memories
  • Volunteer work
  • Bugs
21 people found this review helpful.
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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!

  • Meeting new people
  • Seeing profession in different country
  • Applying skills to children/families who may not have resources
  • Mosquitos in July
20 people found this review helpful.
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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!

  • Building connections across therapy disciplines.
  • Supporting families who would not easily be able to access therapy services for their children.
18 people found this review helpful.
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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.

25 people found this review helpful.
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Helping those in need and seeing the beautiful country!

This was my first study abroad experience and it was so amazing to meet other people from across the US. I loved getting to work with them in Belize to aid the therapist in play based therapy. I learned a lot of helpful tools I can bring into my future in the speech therapy field.
All the excursions were amazing too! We did snorkeling which was my favorite! I enjoyed seeing all the culture and the Mayan ruins. We experienced all the classic Belizian dishes provided by the tropical education center and restaurants near by.

  • The amazing food
  • Drivers from the Belize Zoo
  • Getting to see where locals go for food and fun
  • Not enough communication about the other people on the trip.
  • The last day flying back home, our flights were far apart so I had to wait at the airport.
  • I would have liked some recommendations for which travel insurance to get or what the best time to buy plane tickets.
27 people found this review helpful.
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Therapy Adventures

This trip was the perfect blend of being a volunteer and a tourist. We spent 3 days completely dedicated to working and volunteering with the professionals in their everyday clinic. The other 3 days were spent doing excursions and exploring the country. I met so many wonderful kids and learned so much from observing them in school and in their therapy sessions. The children are just the best and it’s really amazing to see how excited they get when they are pulled to go to therapy.
It’s very interesting to see the differences in two different countries and I think it’s an opportunity that just can’t be passed up. I also met so many wonderful people including the professionals and other volunteers. They made this experience so much fun. The professionals I got to work alongside were very kind and helpful; they answered any questions I had for them. I would 100% recommend this to someone. It was an experience like nothing I’ve ever done before.

  • The children made it so much fun! They were so excited to be there.
  • Perfect blend of volunteering and exploring.
  • The people you will meet and the food you will eat
25 people found this review helpful.

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