The cost of the trip depends on the location you choose!
Our programs are all inclusive. No matter which program you choose, the trip cost includes all of your accommodations, food, adventure activities, in-country transportation, materials, and extras. The $1,000 non-refundable deposit is also included in the program cost. The deposit is good for a lifetime! We understand that circumstances can change, so if you have to cancel your trip, well will hold your deposit to use in the future. Just make sure to give us at least 90 days notice.
We know that travel and study abroad are a big investment and our promise to you is that we will work hard every day to make sure you have the most amazing experience, best staff, tastiest meals, an excellent itinerary full of the best activities and the meaningful hands-on experience that you are expecting. With the exception of international airfare, our trips are all-inclusive. We won’t try to upsell you on any “additional activities” or “additional optional activities” that are advertised as part of the program. Your tuition covers: All activities. All materials. All meals. All housing. Everything. We want students to participate fully in every activity and every learning experience without thinking about how much additional money they are going to spend.
Group flight booking
Professional licensed staff for PTs, OTs, and SLPs
24-hour emergency support staff
Airport pick-up/drop-off in your host country
Private transportation throughout your host country
Experienced professional staff
Safe shared accommodations
Snacks and purified drinking water
All necessary equipment, materials and supplies
24-hour in-country support
All activities listed in the program itinerary
All domestic transport
Materials, tests and diagnostic tools
Therapy Abroad tee-shirts
After you have been accepted to a program, your $1,000 deposit reserves your space on that program. Spaces fill up on a first-come, first-served basis so it is important to pay your deposit to secure your spot on a trip. You must pay your remaining program balance at least 70 days prior to your departure date.
Yes! All of our alumni students will receive a 10% discount on all of our programs.
1) Login to your Portal page 2) Click the Pay online. This link is good to share with your family and friends who may be willing to donate to your trip!
Yes. Therapy Abroad encourages all program participants and students to fundraise to offset the program cost. Upon acceptance to the program and receipt of your program deposit, Therapy Abroad will provide fundraising information and materials for you to use to raise money to pay for the program. More than half of our students raise money for their programs.
The cost of Airfare to and from the host country and all other associated air taxes, ticket fees, and any country departure taxes
Medical and travel/trip cancellation insurance (required)
Passports (required), travel visas (where necessary), and any vaccinations or medications (if required by the participant’s physician)
Any costs associated with receiving academic credit.
No. While Therapy Abroad operates much like a nonprofit organization, we are not a registered 501(c)3 organization. Payments and donations made to your Therapy Abroad trip are not tax deductible.
Preparing for your trip
Based on what students have told us, we recommend $100 to $300 USD, depending on whether you want to purchase souvenirs and gifts. They are usually less expensive in other countries where you will be compared to the U.S.
Yes. In fact we recommend that you bring your phone as a way to stay connected with loved ones back home and to use for things like taking pictures and notes. Wifi and cell service are available on most of our programs, but you will need to check with your individual carrier to find out about rates for calls, text, and data plans.
Flights for our trips are not included in the program cost. For all locations, Therapy Abroad works closely with Student Universe to organize the best group flight options at competitive rates to your host country. We have group itineraries so everyone arrives in country together. Learn more about Travel & Flight Information here. It’s always best to book as soon as possible since fares fluctuate as your departure date nears!
Flights to each country are different prices and vary depending on your trip date. Please check the program pages for information about international group flight prices.
Therapy Abroad has arranged group itineraries from major hubs in the USA to each of our host countries. Over 95% of our students choose the group flight option.
Once you have been accepted onto a Therapy Abroad program, you will receive a link to reserve your group flight. You can purchase your flight and reserve a domestic connection immediately or pay a small deposit and make your flight payment at a later date.
In certain situations, we understand that students will prefer to make their own international travel arrangements, such as when a relative has a discounted fare available or frequent flyer miles they want to use. While we can accommodate such requests, we strongly encourage students to fly on the group itinerary. In some situations, students who apply very late in the season may be required to make their own airfare arrangements when group seats on escorted flights are no longer available. We will still be happy to assist in finding the best available flight option.
Group flights are arranged only as a convenience. Therapy Abroad works with Student Universe to provide group flights with incredible flight flexibility, allowing changes and deviations, layover flexibility, and refunds for flight cancellations. Therapy Abroad also also provides 24-hour travel assistance before and after your flights. Traveling with the Therapy Abroad group will ensure a smooth arrival and departure. Our team will help manage your reservation from beginning to end. Traveling with your group is also a great way to get to know your team and make sure you have others to support you during your travels in case of unexpected delays or other issues.
In certain situations, we understand that students will prefer to make their own international travel arrangements, such as when a relative has a discounted fare available or frequent flyer miles they want to use. While we can accommodate such requests, we strongly encourage students to fly on the group itinerary.
Location and Accommodations
We offer our program participants a variety of accommodations depending on the country. What they all share in common is that they have all been hand picked by our staff because we know you will love them. We focus on safety, cleanliness, location, local ownership, and sustainable environmental practices. What you can expect is that all of our accommodations are safe, clean and have all of the amenities you will need. You can also expect to have access to Wi-Fi, fresh drinking water, western style toilets and showers, and laundry services .
In most situations you will be sharing a private room and bath with one or two other students at most. Everyone will have their own bed.
Yes. All of the accommodations we choose are equipped with high speed internet services.
Yes, we will provide lots of options for free time activities. We never recommend that students explore on their own. Stick with some of your group members, follow our advice, and explore!
General Program Questions
Yes, if you are a student and want to participate on one of our programs after graduation that is not a problem. Recent graduates have a up to 3 years to participate in a program post graduation.
Yes, with enough notice we can change any program date as long as there is still space available on the new program date
Please note that if participants want to withdraw their their agreements that they are bound by the cancellation policy in the Terms and Conditions section
Trip length varies by program and country. Please visit the program page you are interested in for more information.
Definitely. Most of our participants meet their group members for the first time at the airport. Some students sign up with friends, but most do not. However, you can be sure that you will make new friends on your program!
Yes. As long as you apply for the same program and are both accepted. Make sure to add your friends name to the application where it ask if you would like to travel with a friend.
Yes! We love new travelers and we have designed all of our programs to make sure that you feel safe, comfortable, and part of the group.
Group sizes vary, but for most of our groups the faculty: student ratio is 1:4. All of our students will also have a lot of one on one time with their supervisors.
Yes! All of our programs are open to citizens of any country. You might need to check to make sure that there are no travel restrictions from your country to your choice of host country, but we will be here to help you.
Yes, we will do our best to accommodate special travel request for students. However, we pack a lot of information into our programs to achieve a really high level of learning so check with us first to make sure you’re not missing too much.
Yes! You can indicate any food allergies/restrictions on your application and if anything changes before your program, please email them to our office.
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