Location
Multiple Locations +3
  • Belize
    • San Ignacio
    • Punta Gorda
    • Caye Caulker
  • Bulgaria
  • Thailand
    • Chiang Mai
    • Phuket

Program Details

Timeframe
Short Term Spring Break Summer Winter
Housing
Guesthouse
Groups
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Budget

Pricing

Starting Price
1850
Price Details
Pricing is all-inclusive: All accommodation, meals, transport, activities, materials, and supervision.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers Equipment Meals Transportation Wifi
What's Not Included
Airfare
Jun 26, 2023
May 20, 2024
7 travelers are looking at this program

About Program

Since 2015, Therapy Abroad has been the most awarded volunteer and service learning program for students in health and human sciences and we are now the only accredited program in the country. Based on suggestions from more than 2,000 students who have traveled with us, we have created this short-term service-oriented volunteer experience that has a proven track record of success. We have more than 300 international partnerships and work with more than 100 of the top universities in the USA. Before you volunteer with children and families, make sure that your adventure is going to be structured, safe, and truly inspiring to the families that you serve.

Our unique 8-day volunteer and service-learning programs allow students to provide direct services to families with special needs around the globe. Build your resume and gain volunteer hours with our amazing team.

Video and Photos

Program Highlights

  • International travel across Central America, Europe, and SE Asia
  • Earn College Credit
  • Access to short-term 1 and 2 week volunteer programs
  • Hands-On experience with Licensed Professionals
  • Join the top rated program for safety and fun

Program Reviews

4.76 Rating
based on 17 reviews
  • 5 rating 76.47%
  • 4 rating 23.53%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Impact 4.5
  • Support 4.6
  • Fun 4.9
  • Value 4.6
  • Safety 4.9
Showing 1 - 8 of 17 reviews
Default avatar
Kylee
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Worthwhile Experience! Belize 2024

Directly following undergrad graduation, I hopped on a plane and traveled with Therapy Abroad to Belize! In just 8 days, my peers and I got to explore a new country, immerse ourselves in the Belizean culture, and gain valuable clinical experience heading into graduate school. After participating in this trip, I have more confidence in my abilities as a clinician. I enjoyed trying new foods; participating in snorkeling, deep sea fishing, and Belizean traditional drumming; and getting to work with my first ever clients.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make sure to pack a lot of sunscreen and bug spray, stay hydrated, participate in everything with an open mind, and get ready to enjoy a trip of a lifetime!
Pros
  • Safe and well-organized trip.
  • Gain clinical experience in a different country.
  • Many new experiences.
Cons
  • Our water shut off during our trip for a few hours.
10 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Kylie
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Trip of a lifetime

This trip to Belize was my first time abroad and I couldn’t have asked for better. Experiencing the culture in Belize and all of the kind and wonderful people who make this community what it is was truly remarkable. Therapy Abroad made maneuvering a new country seamless, fun, and worthwhile. We had the best time delivering speech and language services to children in Belize who otherwise would not receive these services. Just amazing overall! I can’t wait to return or hopefully go somewhere else with Therapy Abroad. Can’t thank them enough for all they do for students and individuals in need of therapy services!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I got to try Conch!
Pros
  • Jam packed schedule
  • Location
  • People
Cons
  • Water went out at our place of stay
17 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Hannah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize 2024

I had a great experience. I came through my university which just had an integration with two other schools. I was the only one from my specific campus. But have made great friends. I was so overjoyed to work with all the students in Belize and they were all so sweet. Our host and driver were amazing and took great care of us. There was not one moment where I was bored. Being able to be in the culture was so interesting. I never thought I would be able to leave the United States never the less be able to experience a culture so fully.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Just do it. Take to jump you will enjoy it.
Pros
  • Clinical experience
  • Activities
Cons
  • The season (right in middle of dry season)
19 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Laura
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Great trip

I absolutely loved my experience in Belize. I got to learn a ton about doing hearing screenings and even got to do a few of my own. I also really thought that the activities were really fun, especially cave tubing because I love activities in the water. The food was also really good as well and majority of the restaurants that were selected I enjoyed. I would definitely recommend this to anybody and think that it’s a really unique and valuable experience. I truly had an amazing time and would definitely do it again.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
The most surprising thing I saw was definitely the caves during cave tubing. It was so cool to see what was in there and to hear about what happened in them back when the Mayans were in Belize
Pros
  • Excursions
  • Food
Cons
  • Accommodations
  • Food (had some issues with allergies and food not coming)
36 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Kylie
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Worth Every Dollar!

I absolutely loved my experience with Therapy Abroad! I got to work with certified SLPs to help perform speech screenings, and this was my first ever experience doing something like that! Going into it I didn’t know what to expect since we were not given many details, but I would say almost to everything was a happy surprise! I would say I would’ve liked to have had more 1 on 1 time with the kids in Belize, but I understand why that may have not been possible. I am thankful for this experience, and would highly recommend it to people who are wanting to serve abroad - just to have an open mind and be eager to try new things that may be out of your comfort zone!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
I ate a termite and actually liked it! It tasted like mint!
Pros
  • Got to work with and observe certified SLPs!
  • Gratifying working with underprivileged students!
  • Got to try new things and learn more about myself along with other cultures!
Cons
  • More details could have been given before the trip!
  • Not getting to have full hands on experience!
  • It not being longer!
29 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Grace
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Belize

I enjoyed my experience overall and had a great time. I found the therapy part to be a bit challenging in that we didn’t know much information about the clients we were seeing or their condition. There could be improvement in the sustainability aspect of the therapy we were doing. However, I learned a lot more about my field of study, and feel I grew as a person and future SLP. I also enjoyed learning about the culture of Belize. I was glad to be able to take advantages of other activities such as snorkeling and cave tubing. I would certainly recommend the trip to others.

28 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Carolynn
4/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Overall an incredible experience

This was an overall incredible experience. I’ve learned a lot about the field I aspire to work in from a perspective that I wouldn’t get in USA. The time spent working with the students was insightful, and truly made me feel that I am headed towards a career that will be fulfilling and right for me. I have no regrets about coming on this trip.

There was a lack of organization and communication from staff that left me and other students confused about what to expect. Not having a reliable itinerary or plan made it difficult to coordinate and prepare for activities that would be beneficial for students. This made me feel as if, in my 8 days here, we did not benefit and impact the students as much as we could’ve.

Food was awesome!

35 people found this review helpful.
Default avatar
Leah
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

therapy abroad experience

I truly loved this trip. Going into it, I was open minded and ready to get involved. Each day I feel I got to learn something new and it taught me to be flexible each day. I was happy that I got to experience hands on therapy with children and also experience other activities in Belize. I was in awe of the beautiful nature and had the best time meeting to students in my group. During this trip, it made me appreciate what I have and I hope a made a beneficial impact. I am thankful I got to attend this trip and I hope one day I am able to attend again.

What would you improve about this program?
I had a great experience, but I feel that communication and keeping to the schedule presented at the beginning would have been helpful to prepare for each day and therapy day.
Pros
  • Experiencing a new culture and trying new foods
  • Doing fun activities unique to Belize
  • Interacting with students and serving them
Cons
  • Changing of the presented schedule
24 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers