A: Great Minds Abroad retreats are perfect for women mental health professionals who want to learn more about mental health across the globe while having fun and making connections with other like-minded women in an immersive, small group experience. This includes psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers, and psychiatrists. If your career isn’t mentioned and you’d like to inquire about joining our retreats, contact me here.
A: Great Minds Abroad retreats are designed to be smaller in size to facilitate connections and allow for more authentic experiences. The maximum group size is 10 participants for each retreat.
A: Yes! Great Minds Abroad empowers women to get out of their comfort zones through travel, and solo travel is the perfect way to do so! Because retreat group sizes are small and designed to be immersive, you will get to know your fellow travelers in no time! Each retreat will also have opportunities to meet with your fellow travelers through a pre-trip virtual happy hour, as well as a private facebook group. Single rooms may be available for an additional cost depending on the location, or if you prefer, you can to match up with fellow travelers to share a room and start the bonding right away!
A: Payments made prior to 90 days before the departure date will be refunded in full with the exception of the $500 non-refundable deposit. All payments will be fully non-refundable within 90 days or less from the date of departure due to advance reservations for retreat lodging and activities.
A: A non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking to secure your spot on the retreat. You may pay in full at the time of booking, or you can simply pay the deposit to secure your spot! All payments are due 90 days before the date of departure. Some retreats have an early bird discount for the initial few weeks after launch, and returning participants are always offered a discount!
A: Great Minds Abroad's mission to create a curated, all-inclusive retreat experience so that you can relax and be taken care of from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. All lodging, ground transportation, airport transfers, activities, excursions, local tips, and most meals are included in the price. Airfare is not included, and it is highly recommended that you wait until your departure is confirmed to book your flights.
A: Travel insurance is mandatory for all guests to cover expenses such as medical issues on tour, trip interruption or cancellation, or stolen goods. Emergency evacuation coverage may also be recommended depending on the itinerary of the retreat you are interested in (check out your desired retreat FAQ for specifics). Please make sure to research plans that best meet your individual needs before purchasing.
A: Retreats are designed with continuing education in mind, and all attempts will be made for each retreat to count towards CE hours (because why sit in a lecture when you can learn on the road?!). Check out your desired retreat FAQ for more detailed information regarding your destination.
A: Yes! Our aim is to provide continuing education (CE) credits for on the ground learning from local and authentic sources rather than a classroom or online seminar. You can count a portion of your retreat as a business expense, and it is recommended that you consult with your tax accountant to determine which portions of the trip are eligible. Going on your dream trip that you can ALSO expense makes this retreat even dreamier!
A: Both of these documents can be found on the Legal Hub section of the website.
A: For a detailed COVID-19 policy, please check the latest upcoming retreat specific FAQ located here.