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  • Locations: San José, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/30/2018 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Majors: Biology Majors, Enviromental Science Majors, Marine Biology Majors, Psychology Majors, Spanish Majors GPA: 2.75
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Housing: Home stay
Program Description:
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Program Information:
Spanish for Health Professionals in Costa Rica offers a health course taught in English and a Spanish-language course focused on health-related vocabulary. 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!

Get excited about:

  • Spanish immersion – Besides having fantastic Spanish courses with local professors, you’ll practice your Spanish outside the classroom by living with a local family and talking with Ticos as you explore the markets, restaurants, and salsa clubs of San Jose. 
  • Hands-on coursework in English – Take innovative classes in health care for 5 weeks during the summer and earn 8 credits in your major.
     
  • Great excursions – Your program includes one day and one weekend trip with your fellow study abroad students. Take a city tour, wander through the local markets, and try some exotic tropical fruit as you explore the rain forest!
     
Academics:
Spanish for Health Professionals in Costa Rica lets you learn career-oriented Spanish while also taking a health-related course taught in English. This 5-week program takes place during the second summer session at Universidad Veritas, a private university in San José, the capital city of Costa Rica.


Highlights:

  • One of the most environmentally diverse countries on the planet!
  • Courses taught in English
  • No Spanish prerequisite
  • Excursions throughout Costa Rica
  • Health-focused courses taught in English
  • Spanish-immersion courses at all levels
  • Study at a highly ranked private university in San Jose
  • Live with a local family
  • Explore the bustling capital city of San José
  • Cooking classes, dance classes, and sports events help you bond with your classmates


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