Therapy Abroad works with universities around the world to build custom international programs. Programs will be built from the ground up and will be driven by your goal, values, and learning outcomes. Our 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 diverse university partners including small liberal arts colleges and community colleges as well as large state universities and HBCUs.
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. We will directly with your study abroad office or global affairs office to facilitate every aspect of your program.
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 training and capacity building 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 facilitating an outstanding study abroad and cross-cultural experience for your students.
Educational Programming: We will analyze what learning and service opportunities are available and we will spotlight them in a way that will resonate. These learning opportunities might range from cultural and social in nature, to service-learning requiring expertise in specific areas of speech-language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and applied behavior analysis. Next, we will work directly with your faculty and 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 faculty-led program please email us at [email protected] We look forward to working with you.
Current Program Offerings for 2020
Dates: December 9 -18, 2020
Therapy Abroad will be offering a 10-day program for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at the College of Saint Mary. Click the link above for a full itinerary. This program is student and faculty organized and is designed to give students the chance to spend an amazing 10 days in Belize, Central America with fellow students and faculty and a chance to gain hands-on experience and further their understanding of Occupational Therapy by working alongside experienced OTs, social workers, certified behavior analyst, and others. Students in this program can expect to conduct informal functional assessments, visit local schools and adult day facilities, conduct home visits in rural villages and participate in small group discussions. Participants will stay in beautiful boutique-style accommodations with air-conditioning, enjoy amazing Belizean food, and participate in a variety of fun activities. The pricing for this program includes all 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, snorkeling, and more.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020 (Priority to first 10 students who apply) APPLY NOW
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 protected] 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
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 10-May 17, 2020.
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 [email protected] 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 Custom Group Program and in the blank write Biola University. This program will fill on a rolling first come bases. Maximum of 12 students.
Dates: July 11 -19, 2020
Program Price: $2,750 + International Flight