Program Details

Advance your healthcare career with Spanish fluency
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Spanish for Health Professionals in Costa Rica is ideal for students in the health sciences looking to widen their career options. Universidad Veritas offers health courses taught in English and a Spanish-language course focused on health-related vocabulary so you can learn to interact with Spanish-speaking patients. In your free time, explore nearby volcanoes, go zip-lining in the rain forest, and get to know Costa Rican culture while sipping some of the best coffee in the world with classmates at a local café! Spend five weeks of your summer studying Spanish (at any level) and health care in a unique and hands-on learning environment. Live with a local family and explore the markets, restaurants, and salsa clubs of San José.

Setting Description:
Costa Rica has an inviting warm climate year-round, which makes coming at any time during the year perfect. It’s been labeled as one of the most environmentally friendly, happiest countries in the world by several international surveys! The country is bordered by both the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean, making it a beach-lover’s paradise. Costa Rica’s incredible biodiversity is also protected by many national parks, so you can view unspoiled rainforests, rivers, and volcanoes. There’s also plenty of opportunity for adventures here! Whitewater rafting, hiking, and zip-lining are all common activities. You could even have the chance to see howler monkeys up close and personal, or watch a leatherback turtle lay eggs on the beach! The Costa Ricans you meet in San José are known for being friendly and laid-back, and will help make your cultural immersion easier. While living in San José, you can look forward to visiting the National Theater, many busy markets, delicious local restaurants
Cost:
For current prices and dates please visit the CISabroad website.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
Please visit our website for current offers.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.0

Based on 1 Reviews

  • Summer in Costa Rica
    4.0
    03/16/17

    I spent four weeks (May-June) in Costa Rica the summer of 2016, doing an intensive Spanish program with CISabroad. The experience was absolutely amazing. CIS staff helped a ton with the application and travel planning process--which was nice because my

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