Physical Therapy internships give students the opportunity to learn about the science of kinesiology in a thrilling environment. Whether or not you are working towards a major in sports medicine or physical therapy, an internship in physical therapy can be a great experience. There are several skills you can expect to develop during your physical therapy internship in Colombia. You will work alongside a physical therapist serving his/her clients
24 hours of help per week
Teaching Sports: Organize and teach different sports and activities.
Social Work: Help the local community.
3 days off per week
Private Room: Have a private room to chill and relax just by yourself.
Shared Dorm: Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.
Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.
Cook your own meal: Feel free to prepare your own meal here
Discounts on Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get discounts and enjoy your free time.
Discounts on Accommodation: Feel free to explore! Get discounts on partner locations.
Free Laundry: There's a special place where all the clothes get cleaned for free.
Free Tours: Don’t miss a thing! Get free tours and explore.
Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.
Free Parties: Party on! Get free parties and party all night long.
Free Events: Be part of something! Get free events.
Dance classes: Rock your body! Join our dance classes.
Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.
Certificate: Get a certificate of completion after you finish your experience.
Over 18 years old
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
Show initiative in learning career skills by observing treatments, shadowing PTs, asking
questions about purpose and outcome treatments. Also, learn the “FLOW” of an
outpatient PT clinic and work to maintain that flow.
Become comfortable interacting with patients by greeting them,
conducting warm-ups, and assist with instruction and education.
Colombian patients are very warm and usually, always love interacting openly with
interns giving the interns constant opportunity to not only practice their
Spanish, but to also quickly become culturally aware and comfortable.
Proper use of equipment and help to maintain and clean equipment. Under the supervision of a mentor, an intern will supervise patients while using the machinery.
– Pulling charts for upcoming patients.
– Assisting in preparing Home Exercise Program for patients.
Shadow & assist physical therapist as directed; both in clinic and home visits
Tasked to compare/contrast Colombian practices vs. U.S. practices then make presentation
Support in the review of current internal operations processes & procedures for improvement
Welcome patients to treatment and schedule patients’ new appointments
Explain & supervise daily exercise & therapy procedures to patients
Apply hot-cold treatments
Create informational materials for patients and public
Enjoys helping and interacting with new people
Knowledge and interest in physiology, health, and physical therapy
Experience working in a clinical setting
Responsible & mature
Strong work ethics
We are NOT a free lodging program. It costs fifteen dollars per day to participate in our program. The fee covers your lodging in our guest house facility and the program. You must accept being part of the team, from the arrival of the students until the departure of the students.