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CISabroad Summer in Costa Rica - Spanish for Health Professionals
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
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|Program Sponsor:||Center for International Studies|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2020||03/01/2020 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Language of Instruction:||English, Spanish||Housing Options:||Homestay|
|Minimum GPA:||2.75||Areas of Study:||Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Health and Human Services, Latin American Studies, Marine Science, Psychology, Spanish|
Spanish for Health Professionals in Costa Rica is designed for students preparing to enter any healthcare field who would benefit from Spanish proficiency. This program offers a health course taught in English and a Spanish-language course focused on health-related vocabulary. You’ll be based in the vibrant capital of San José at Universidad Veritas. When you aren’t studying, you can explore nearby volcanoes, zip line over the rainforest, hit the beach, and sip some of the best coffee in the world with classmates at a local café!
Get excited about:
- One of the most environmentally diverse countries on the planet
- Multiple healthcare-focused courses taught in English are available
- Cooking classes, dance classes, and sports events that help you bond with your classmates
- Spanish-immersion courses at all levels with no prerequisites
- Homestays that include two meals a day
San José is the bustling capital of Costa Rica and the place to learn about the country’s fascinating culture. Food, art, and people flow in from all directions. Likewise, you can use the capital as your launching point to discover the rest of this friendly country. Beautiful national parks, picturesque mountain villages, and relaxed beach towns are nearby and easily accessible. Spend your weekends exploring volcanoes, zip-lining through the jungle, or visiting a sloth sanctuary.
As a CISabroad student in San José, you'll get to know local Costa Ricans (aka Ticos), who have a friendly, laid-back demeanor. Local classmates will show you the meaning of pura vida. Being minutes from the heart of the Costa Rican capital, you can explore the city with ease. Imagine sipping some of the best coffee in the world and nibbling on a churro with friends at a local café.
Chepe, as the city is known locally, is famed for its National Theater, busy market life, and easy-to-use public transportation. There are plenty of international restaurants, ranging from Lebanese to Italian, in addition to local sodas, where you can eat large helpings of gallo pinto, the delicious national dish. Visitors and residents adore the street food in San José or grabbing a cheap and cheerful meal at Mercado Central. After class, you can head to one of the many local theaters, concert venues, cinemas, or salsa clubs. Then, spend the evening with new friends in the Plaza de la Cultura watching the pigeons and a marimba band. It doesn’t get much better than this.