Participate in an Adventure with a Purpose
Supercharge your resume with a unique international experience. Demonstrate that you have a heart for others in this increasingly cross-cultural world. Join us for a therapy adventure that will change your life. Keep scrolling to read more about our upcoming trips.
Do Good. See The World.
Therapy Adventures was founded to offer speech, occupational, physical, and behavioral therapies for children in underserved communities outside of the U.S. We provide globally minded clinicians and aspiring clinicians with the opportunity to learn from highly-skilled professionals while having a cross-cultural experience through our university partnerships. In addition to collaborating with international partners, we build local capacity and provide life-changing and culturally-sensitive intervention.
- We believe ALL children should have access to life-changing pediatric therapies.
- We believe in partnering with local communities
- We believe in the long term and doing what is sustainable
- We believe in helping to build local capacity
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Where We Serve
The Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System is home to over 400 species of fish and an estimated 200 tiny islands.
In 2012, the Happy Planet Index listed Costa Rica as #1 for the happiest country in the world. Going hand and hand with this and the Pura Vida lifestyle, the life expectancy in Costa Rica is 80 years old.
Santo Domingo, the capital of the country, is the oldest European settlement in the Americas.
Ecuador is one of seventeen megadiverse countries in the world! It has the highest level of biodiversity per square kilometer/mile of any nation.
Guatemala derives from the indigenous Nahuatl word "Quahtlemallan" which means "land of many trees".
Honduras was called the first true "banana republic" due to the fruit companies being so influential in every facet of Honduran life.
The festival of Halloween originated in ancient Ireland where the story begins with the pagan celebration of Samhain.
Alongside it’s large Caribbean island brethren Cuba and Hispaniola, Jamaica is part of the Greater Antilles.
Mexico City is home to more museums than any other city in the world, having more than 150 of them!
Nicaragua’s location is located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and is the most seismic area on the planet. Managua, the country’s capital, does not have many buildings due to this. There are 58 total volcanoes, six of which are active.
Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific Ocean and set on the Atlantic Ocean.
Peru produces over 162 tons of gold each year, which is worth over 7 trillion dollars. This makes Peru the 6th largest producer of gold in the world.
U.S. Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands are the only place in the USA where you drive on the left side of the road.
Elia Olivares, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
"My trip to the Dominican Republic was the highlight of my summer! We learned, laughed, and discovered a whole new world. The relationships forged on my trip transformed me and will last a lifetime. All I can think about is my next service trip."
"My time in the Dominican Republic was magical. It was amazing to build relationships with the people and experience such a rich culture. I would not trade my time there for anything. It left a lasting impression on me and changed the way I view this incredible planet!"
"Graduate school admissions departments are looking for unique and relevant experiences now more than ever. The competition to get into a top-tier graduate school was humbling and terrifying. Participating in an international service trip is far and away one of the most compelling ways you can stand out from the crowd and gain acceptance into the graduate program of your choice."