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CISabroad Spanish for Health Professionals in Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Please see application instructions for this program below.
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Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
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Areas of Study:
Biological Sciences, Business, Culture, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Health and Human Services, History, International Business, Latin American Studies, Management Studies, Marine Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Spanish
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
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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!
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.


  • 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

Dates / Deadlines:
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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Please see application instructions for this program below.