Program Details

Contribute to community health projects and observe doctors at local clinics around Costa Rica. Touch up your Spanish with language lessons and interacting with the local community. Explore the rainforest and go whitewater rafting through lush jungle.
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica; Cartago, Costa Rica; Turrialba, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Want a future in medicine? This is where you should start. Begin the adventure bonding with your group while white water rafting and zip lining through the canopy while learning about the rain forest’s ecology. Next, learn indigenous skills, give back through a community service project and find out more about food processing and nutrition. Practice medical techniques and put them to good use volunteering during an introduction to wilderness first aid. Experience volunteering at a nonprofit clinic. Here you’ll assist with patient intake, record patients’ vital signs and organize charts. You will also have the opportunity to develop health education initiatives topics to teach to locals about anything from nutrition to hygiene.

Contribute to community health projects and observe doctors at local clinics around Costa Rica. Touch up your Spanish with language lessons and interacting with the local community. Fly through the rainforest on a canopy tour. Experience white water rafting and bond as a group.
 

Setting Description:
Start your adventure in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. Here, experience white water rafting and zip lining through the jungle. Travel to La Cangreja National Park, home to some of the most beautiful hikes in the world. Continue expanding your knowledge base in Alajuelita, a small town close to the heart of San Jose. Here you will work in local clinics, volunteering and observing professionals.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 2 Reviews

  • Costa Rica — an Adventure I Will Never Forget
    5.0
    11/09/18

    This trip was such a great learning experience for me. I have wanted to go into medicine since I was four, but this was really my first time doing anything medical. Not only was the setting beautiful and fascinating, but the clinic that we work in is

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Intro to Medicine Costa Rica 12 day Adventure
    5.0
    10/17/18

    My first day in Costa Rica I did not know what expect. Meeting all new people for the first time was nerve racking but I knew that I would at least share one thing in common with them; our love for medicine. Stepping off the plane and meeting the other

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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