Physical and Occupational Therapy in Nicaragua

Location: Nicaragua: Granada

Term: Throughout the year

Program Duration: 1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

1290 N. Williams St. Suite 303 Denver, CO 80218 United States

Call Us

Phone: (303) 321-8278

Fax: 303-847-5445


Students and professionals in this field have an opportunity to work with local professionals at a small clinic in Granada. There are many people who need care, but there is a short supply of professionals in this field in Nicaragua. The center is also greatly interested in occupational therapy. In Nicaragua, occupational therapy is not fully recognized as a field of study or profession. Many medical personnel see the importance of occupational therapy and hope to have trained volunteers who can help with their patients and help instruct local therapists. Volunteers will assist staff at the clinic, as well as go medical visits to local schools and community centers.


While Granada is known as a tourist destination, it is not overwhelmingly so. It is easy to be immersed in local culture, outside of the tourist industry. Nicaragua is a beautiful country and there are many chances for participants to visit a variety of locations.


Intermediate Spanish Language Skills. It helps if you know a few terms relevant to therapy! While the patients will not speak English, the local doctor does and is able to help out when needed.

Intern Types
  • Physical Therapy
  • English
  • Spanish

Cost in US$:

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Cost Include Description:

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Public Health
  • Special Needs
  • Health Care
  • Health Education
Typical Volunteer
There is no typical ELI volunteer. We work with people from all over the world and a variety of backgrounds. ELI has placed volunteers ranging in age from 18-81. Successful volunteers are flexible, upbeat, energetic, and inquisitive.
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays
  • Other

Participants Travel to Nicaragua


Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Transcript
Year Founded