Toucan Education Programs (TEP)
Toucan Education Programs (TEP)is the premier program provider for study abroad programs in Belize. As a member of The Forum on Education Abroad, we are committed to the standards of good practice for the field. Thus, our programs offer meaningful experiences designed to foster development and learning in an international setting. Our extensive knowledge of Belize and holistic approach to developing programs, affords universities, members of faculty, and students the opportunity to participate in dynamic programs that are of high academic standards, well managed, and affordable. We invite you to consider our study abroad programs in Belize. Serve. Learn. Explore.
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The Intensive Spanish Language and Culture program ensures that you have a highly productive and rewarding summer in Belize. For just a short while, your fluency in the Spanish...
PT professional development service Trip
Submitted by Annamarie Gerick - University of Indianapolis | September 11, 2016
My time in Belize was invaluable and has shaped who I am as a traveler, as a learner, and as a physical therapist. In terms of professional development, I learned how to prepare and deal with all circumstances of patient care. We had to be creative to deal with the lack of resources and do a good job of self-reflection and coping in order to give the people our best service, despite barriers with resources, culture, and personal factors. I also got the chance to learn more about the OT scope of practice and see how much does and doesn’t overlap with PT. I had a wonderful time getting to know and work with my OT counterparts during this trip. I had the opportunity to practice and learn new skills alongside a practicing clinician in a low-pressure situation that was very conducive to learning.
As a traveler, this Belize trip fulfilled my adventurous side with the perfectly planned weekend break halfway through and the different free day options we had to choose from. I would have liked to have more information about those days because although I had decided on Wednesday which activity I wanted to do, that communication was lost somewhere along the line.
Other than that, I learned so much about both physical therapy and the beautiful mix of cultures that make up Belize and thoroughly enjoyed my time in the country.
UIndy PT/OT service trip
Submitted by Allison Everetts - University of Indianapolis | September 04, 2016
I have nothing but excellent things to say about this program. Going into the trip, I had no idea how much it would change me. That being said, I left Belize as a more educated, empathetic, and effective health care provider. This experience was invaluable on many levels including, but not limited to, cultural immersion and expansive health care experience. I will definitely be highly recommending this program to both the faculty and incoming students.
OT PT in Belize
Submitted by Julie Gahimer - - | August 29, 2016
Rhondine and her team provide a very organized cultural and educational experience for faculty, clinicians and students. Thanks for making our trip a success. From transportation to lodging and from food to excursions, the experience could not have been any better.
Another great experience with TEP
Submitted by Brittany - Seattle United States | August 29, 2016
Rhondine and her staff go above and beyond to make sure her visitors have a wonderful, safe, and healthy experience! Given the circumstances of a recent hurricane, Rhondine worked diligently for us, communicating with community partners who were difficult to reach and making sure we had necessary sustenance to continue our work in Belize. Thanks TEP!
OT/PT Service trip
Submitted by Jacklyn - University of Indianapolis | August 27, 2016
Rhondine & the TEP team were very helpful, informative, and a pleasure to work with. I appreciated how they took care of any needs we had, especially with transportation. I loved that they shared their love and knowledge of the country and the people with us and allowed us to have an insider view.