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 email@example.com. We look forward to working with you.
Current Program Offerings for 2019 and 2020
Dates: December 16 -December 2019 (7 Days)
Therapy Abroad will be offering a 7-day program for students enrolled in the Speech@Emerson MS in Communication Disorders. This program is student organized and not affiliated with Emerson College. This is a graduate level program designed to give 1st and 2nd year students the chance to spend an amazing week in Belize with members of their online cohort and a chance to gain hands-on experience and further their understanding of communication sciences & disorders by working alongside experienced faculty level SLPs and clinical SLPS from top US Universities. Students in this program can expect to conduct supervised evaluations & TX, visit local schools and adult day facilities to conduct speech, hearing & cognitive screens, and participate in small group discussions led by SLPs on topics such as disorder vs difference, cultural competencies, and applied behavior analysis. The pricing for this program includes most meals, all domestic transportation, materials, supervisors and Therapy Abroad staff, all accommodation and guides and cultural and adventure activities that include visiting a Mayan archeological site, cave tubing, and snorkeling. For more information please contact Therapy Abroad firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are ready to apply to this program, please follow the links to the Apply Now page on this website and from the first drop-down menu scroll all the way down and choose 2019: 2019 Speech@Emerson December 16 -22
Application Deadline: September 1, 2019
Deposit Payment Deadline: September 15, 2019
Program Price: $1,900 + International Flight
Therapy Abroad and Texas A&M-Kingsville (TAMUK) will be offering a custom 12-day program to Belize for undergraduate and graduate students in the department of communication sciences & disorders. This program will be led by TAMUK faculty and Therapy Abroad staff. For more information please contact Therapy Abroad email@example.com or Dr. Christine Fiestas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CSDO Program Director and Assistant Professor. If you are ready to apply to this program, please contact Dr. Fiestas for more information regarding applications and deadlines.
Dates: December 30, 2019 -January 10, 2020
Program Price: $3,000 (Including International Flights)
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.
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: May 11- May 24, 2020
Therapy Abroad and Biola University will be offering a custom 9-day program to Belize for undergraduate students in the department of communication sciences & disorders. This program will be led by Biola faculty and Therapy Abroad staff. For more information please contact Therapy Abroad firstname.lastname@example.org or Tonya L. Dantuma, PhD., CCC-SLP, assistant professor and graduate program director at Biola. If you are ready to apply to this program, please follow the links to the Apply Now page on this website and from the first drop-down menu scroll all the way down and choose 2020 Biola: Belize Custom Faculty-Led Program for Biola students. This program will fill on a rolling first come bases. Maximum of 12 students.
Dates: 2020 Dates TBA
Program Price: $2,750 + International Flight
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 Hong Kong 2020. Dates TBA