Custom International Group Programs for Professional Organizations, Universities, and Non-Profits

Therapy Abroad works with a diversity of professional organizations, universities, and non-profits to build custom international programs. Programs will be built from the ground up and will be driven by your goals and values. Our custom programs 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 large state level professional organizations as well as small to mid-sized therapy companies.

Leadership + Capacity Building: This is your most valued asset. Our goal is to help you feel prepared to host and facilitate a global partnership that contributes to the core activities of your organization. We will cover best practices in facilitation, safety and risk management, cross-cultural communication and learning methodologies and will set you and your team up for success. This is a fluid, collaborative and open-sourced process and we are committed to helping you feel prepared for your time abroad.

Safety + Risk Management: With over two decades of experience managing international travel programs on four continents, we have you covered when it comes to safety and risk management. From our research and vetting process during the initial consultation, to trainings and capacity building of your partner’s leadership teams and facilitators, to our dedication to local emergency response procedures, safety is our number one priority. Our goal is to allow you to focus your attention on your program goals, outcomes, and on facilitating an outstanding cross-cultural experience.

Educational Programming: We will analyze what learning and service opportunities are available and we will spot light them in a way that will resonate. These learning opportunities might range from cultural and social in nature, to service learning or technical, requiring expertise in specific areas of speech-language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or mental health. Next we will work directly with the leadership team to collectively determine the methodology that is most appropriate for your program. Lastly, we’ll help you develop tools that can deepen and sustain the learning through projects and experiential practices that have a lasting impact on all involved.

If you are interested in developing a group program please email us at We look forward to working with you.

Current Program Offerings.

California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) >

CSHA’s International Professional Task Force in collaboration with Therapy Abroad is offering an exciting opportunity for up to 20 CSHA members to participate in a robust professional exchange experience in London, England on October 13 – October 21, 2018

University of Houston 7-Day Faculty-Led Program to Belize

Therapy Abroad and The University of Houston will be offering a custom one week program to Belize for upper-level undergraduate and all graduate students at UofH. This program will be led by professors in both the speech-language pathology and audiology programs at UofH. For more information, please follow the link above and/or contact Chereece Andrews, AuD, clinical assistant professor at UofH.  If you are ready to apply to this program, please follow the links to our application page. and choose this custom program from the program options. This program will fill on a first come bases.

Program Dates: May 12 -May 18, 2019.


East Carolina University 10-Day Faculty-Led Program to Belize

Therapy Abroad and East Carolina University will be offering a custom ten-day program to Belize for undergraduate and graduate students in the department of communication sciences & disorders. This program will be led by ECU faculty and Therapy Abroad staff. For more information please follow the link above and/or contact Dr. Joy Kennedy, P.hD, clinical assistant professor and undergraduate program director at ECU. If you are ready to apply to this program, please follow the links to the ECU Pirates Abroad Application Page. This program will fill on a first come bases.

Program Dates: March 1 -March 10, 2019




Contact Information

1661 Texas Circle, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

+1 949-423-6165