Spanish and Health in Latin America

This joint program with Universidad Latina de Costa Rica and Hospital Clínica Bíblica offers students the opportunity to explore health care in a developing country while furthering their Spanish language skills and gaining an understanding of the life and culture of Costa Rica. ICDS´ six-week program provides health professionals and university students in the area of health with the necessary language proficiency to enable them to work and interact with Spanish speaking patients and their families, as well as with colleagues in a Spanish-speaking environment.

HIGHLIGHTS

Examination of the health systems in Latin America, particularly Costa Rica’s
Experiential learning in the field of health in hospital and university environments
Clinical Rotations for advanced Spanish Speakers,* and community work for lower and intermediate Spanish speakers
Spanish for health sciences
Classes taught at Hospital Clínica Bíblica and Universidad Latina campus
*(Limited spots-Spanish test required before program starts)

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum 2.75 GPA
Completion of basic level(s) of college Spanish or equivalent
For clinical rotations: complete oral and written test to verify Spanish proficiency

DATES

Late June-Early August

LODGING

Homestays with carefully selected local families

PROGRAM INCLUSIONS

Arrival/departure assistance and transfers from and to airport
On-site orientation
Homestay placement
Community work placement
Weekend excursions in-country and abroad, and class day trips
Cultural activities
Wireless Internet access

COURSE OFFERING

Health Care in Latin America
Spanish courses (All levels, starting with Básico II)

PROGRAM FEES

Please check with your home university’s Study Abroad Office, or contact ICDS at studyabroad@icds.ac.cr

Summer II Spanish and Health in Latin America Program from ICDS on Vimeo.