Apply for a Bachelor’s or Master’s program that offers a study abroad program allowing the student to work alongside professionals while applying theoretical knowledge and skills in an overseas learning environment. A variety of outside organizations also provide students with the opportunities to gain class credits and work experience at a student level. The following links provide information on the different programs offered and accomplishments of students and professionals involved.
University Programs offering Study Abroad Opportunities
Student Volunteer Opportunities
Therapy Abroad offers 1-2 week student programs in several countries around the world for SLP/OT/PT undergraduate and graduate students. Gain hands-on experience evaluating and treating clients with the supervision of licensed clinicians and earn credit towards your practicum/observation hours!
- Tanzania, Vietnam, Ghana
- Tanzania– Volunteer for 1 or more weeks in a rehabilitative setting. At least 2 years of speech related studies or experience is required.
- Vietnam– Volunteer for 2+ weeks in a rehabilitative setting. At least 2 years of speech related studies or experience is required.
- Ghana– Volunteer in a special needs school setting for 2+ weeks. At least 2 years of speech related studies or experience is required.
International Volunteer HQ offers affordable volunteer opportunities to work with children with special needs in Uganda and other countries. Individuals trained in speech therapy may also have the opportunity to volunteer in this area.
Island Dolphin Care is a multidisciplinary center in Key West, Florida that offers internships for speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy programs which integrate with water therapy and dolphin therapy. The internship can assists students in fulfilling academic credits, provide work experience for professionals, and accommodate approved research at the facility.