Mission & Model

Mission

Therapy Abroad creates an interactive educational environment for students and professionals to learn and enhance core competencies in their field, and gain valuable clinical hours while enjoying the richness and challenges of service learning and traveling abroad.

Model

Therapy Abroad was born of the idea that “study abroad” and “service learning” can and should have a lasting and sustainable impact on people and communities. We believe in the power of community-based research and purposeful, sustainable partnerships. Traditional models of study abroad often set students and professionals up for the inevitable traps that have become synonymous with much of the industry, including host-country dependence, lack of a sustainable growth strategy, and culturally insensitive interventions. Our approach strives to develop collaboration and equality between partners in the countries we work in and the students, universities, and professionals we serve.

WHY CHOOSE THERAPY ABROAD?

Therapy Abroad is unique! No other program offers group travel and study abroad with structured, professional experiences designed exclusively for those interested in fields such as speech-language pathology, audiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, and other such service-oriented fields.

IF YOU ARE A STUDENT

Students at any skill level, whether a first-year undergrad, senior, post bacc, or graduate student, you will be able to actively participate and gain valuable hands-on learning experience. Whether you have traveled extensively or if this is your first time going abroad, we will make sure that every step of the way is organized, safe and professional. If you choose one of our programs, you will receive 24/7 support from our staff and team leaders. We don’t outsource and we don’t cut corners. We take a hands-on proactive approach to making sure that this experience meets the goals of our mission statement. Participation in a Therapy Abroad program provides a foundation for you to gain the experience needed to be a more competitive graduate school applicant, a more confident graduate student, and to travel and work overseas in the future. If you looking for more observation hours as an undergraduate students, we’ve got you covered with as many as 25-35 observation hours on our two week programs. If you are a graduate student looking for more clinical hours, we’ve got you covered by offering a variety of program options that provide experience providing formal and dynamic assessments and intervention in a variety of work environments.

IF YOU REPRESENT A UNIVERSITY

Therapy Abroad works with universities around the world to build custom international programs. We take the stress out of providing a top quality custom program for your students. Programs will be built from the ground up and will be driven by your goals, 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 and private colleges, community colleges as well as large state universities and HBCUs.

IF YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL

Every year Therapy Abroad provides new opportunities for professionals to travel overseas and give back. We specialize in designing group trips for professional clinicians who want to share their skills through direct interventions, capacity building and training, and community outreach. Whether you are new to your field, mid-career or retired, our programs are designed for life-long learners and adventurers to gain valuable cross-cultural competencies as well as interdisciplinary intervention skills, cross-cultural communication skills, and professional development facilitation skills. Bring back unique perspectives and practices from abroad that can be incorporated into your practice, as well as skills and knowledge that you gain from your travel group. Meet new people, learn about potential opportunities to practice overseas, grow your network, give back to communities in need, and see the world.

Our Programs

This two-week program is intended for undergraduate, post-bacc, and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in speech-language pathology (speech therapy), audiology or a related field. Students will gain hands-on experience, clinical observation hours, one-on-one time with SLPs, advanced training, and graduate school preparation and mentorship.

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This two-week program is designed for undergraduate, post-bacc, and graduate students who want to learn from professional speech-language pathologists (SLPs), gain hands-on experience, and achieve Spanish language communication skills for SLPs through an immersive language program.

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This is a specialized two-week program for undergraduate, post-bacc, and graduate students with a focus on providing an opportunity for students to implement sustainable and culturally relevant Speech/Language and AAC interventions that will significantly impact the functional communication of local school-age children.

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This two-week program is intended for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in physical or occupational therapy. Perfect for pre-PT or OT students, kinesiology, sports & exercise sciences, psychology, etc. Students will gain hands-on experience, and one-on-one time with PTs, OTs, and other professionals.

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This program is designed for undergraduate students who are new to the major or interested in learning more about Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) and global public health. This program is ideal for students who want to learn the skills you’ll need to succeed in this major. The emphasis on this program will be to introduce students to the field of CSD with a focus on culture, public health, and global diversity.

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Our custom faculty-led programs will be built from the ground up and will be driven by your goals, values, and learning outcomes. We offer 7, 10, and 14 day programs individually created to foster team building, international exchange, cultural awareness, service, and professional competencies. If you are university faculty looking for the perfect way to build a program please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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This program is designed for undergraduate students interested in Sports & Exercise Science. By fostering a deeper understanding of how different cultures approach the body, wellness, rehabilitation, fitness and sports science management. This program will reveal transferable approaches to wellness found in booming worldwide fitness industry, rooted in traditional wellness, and enhance participants ability to manage cross-cultural initiatives focused around Sports Science.

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This program is designed to provide students an opportunity to apply behavior-analytic principles and procedures to produce socially important behavior change in children with autism or other developmental disabilities across cultures. Students will assist in data collection, assessment procedures, graphing, behavior plan development, skill acquisition, program development, and other activities to decrease problem behavior and increase appropriate behavior.

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This program is intended for graduate students who want to take a break from the classroom, gain clinical clock hours, enhance your skills as a clinician, your understanding of working in a multicultural and multilingual environment and give you access to SLPs who have international experiences of their own.

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Program for licensed professionals. Whether you work in a school, medical, private practice, or home health setting, this program is designed to tap into your unique skill set and give you the opportunity to provide needed training and services to underserved communities abroad.

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This two-week program is intended for undergraduate, post-bacc, and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in speech-language pathology (speech therapy), audiology or a related field. Students will gain hands-on experience, clinical observation hours, one-on-one time with SLPs, advanced training, and graduate school preparation and mentorship.

Read More

This two-week program is designed for undergraduate, post-bacc, and graduate students who want to learn from professional speech-language pathologists (SLPs), gain hands-on experience, and achieve Spanish language communication skills for SLPs through an immersive language program.

Read More

This is a specialized two-week program for undergraduate, post-bacc, and graduate students with a focus on providing an opportunity for students to implement sustainable and culturally relevant Speech/Language and AAC interventions that will significantly impact the functional communication of local school-age children.

Read More

This two-week program is intended for undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in physical or occupational therapy. Perfect for pre-PT or OT students, kinesiology, sports & exercise sciences, psychology, etc. Students will gain hands-on experience, and one-on-one time with PTs, OTs, and other professionals.

Read More

This program is designed for undergraduate students who are new to the major or interested in learning more about Communication Sciences & Disorders (CSD) and global public health. This program is ideal for students who want to learn the skills you’ll need to succeed in this major. The emphasis on this program will be to introduce students to the field of CSD with a focus on culture, public health, and global diversity.

Read More

Our custom faculty-led programs will be built from the ground up and will be driven by your goals, values, and learning outcomes. We offer 7, 10, and 14 day programs individually created to foster team building, international exchange, cultural awareness, service, and professional competencies. If you are university faculty looking for the perfect way to build a program please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Read More

This program is designed for undergraduate students interested in Sports & Exercise Science. By fostering a deeper understanding of how different cultures approach the body, wellness, rehabilitation, fitness and sports science management. This program will reveal transferable approaches to wellness found in booming worldwide fitness industry, rooted in traditional wellness, and enhance participants ability to manage cross-cultural initiatives focused around Sports Science.

Read More

This program is designed to provide students an opportunity to apply behavior-analytic principles and procedures to produce socially important behavior change in children with autism or other developmental disabilities across cultures. Students will assist in data collection, assessment procedures, graphing, behavior plan development, skill acquisition, program development, and other activities to decrease problem behavior and increase appropriate behavior.

Read More

This program is intended for graduate students who want to take a break from the classroom, gain clinical clock hours, enhance your skills as a clinician, your understanding of working in a multicultural and multilingual environment and give you access to SLPs who have international experiences of their own.

Read More

Program for licensed professionals. Whether you work in a school, medical, private practice, or home health setting, this program is designed to tap into your unique skill set and give you the opportunity to provide needed training and services to underserved communities abroad.

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