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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Fall, Summer, Summer Session I, Summer Session II, Summer Session III
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  • Program Sponsor: CEA Study Abroad 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Session I 2023 12/14/2022 01/06/2023 TBA TBA
Summer Session II 2023 03/01/2023 03/05/2023 TBA TBA
Summer 2023 05/15/2023 05/31/2023 TBA TBA
Summer Session III 2023 06/14/2023 07/05/2023 TBA TBA
Fall 2023 06/29/2023 ** Rolling Admission 09/30/2023 12/22/2023

** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Instruction language: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Third party
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.6 Click here for a definition of this term Class level: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Academic areas: Kinesiology/Sports science, Psychology, Spanish Credit type: Transfer Credit
Tuition payment made to: Program provider
Program Description:

Study Abroad in San José

Acquire the language skills and understanding of cultural elements that may come into play when working with Spanish-speaking patients. Designed for students at all levels of Spanish ability who wish to work in the medical and health sciences fields, this program offers health science courses (taught in English) that provide insight into Costa Rica's health care system and offer active learning components that reinforce lessons learned in class. From recognizing medical vocabulary to describing patients' physical and mental states to communication with patients and other medical personnel, language courses focus on developing the ability to effectively communicate with patients through intensive speaking and listening practice set within a medical context. Advanced students will fine-tune their language skills, discussing topics such as advantages and disadvantages of traditional vs. holistic medicine and preparing talks or presentations given at clinics or conferences. Regardless of the level of instruction, expect to give presentations that simulate medical provider-patient interactions. An Early Start option, offered for semester programs, helps you jump start your (regular) Spanish language skills before your Medical Spanish course begins in the semester.

 Semester/Term Eligibility Requirements Rec. Semester Credits
 Semester  All levels of Spanish; Min 2.60 GPA; High School Graduate  14-20
 Summer  All levels of Spanish; Min 2.60 GPA; High School Graduate
 4-8


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Where You'll Study

Our partner institution, Veritas University, is known for its commitment to students from around the world; about 25% of the 2,000-member student body is international. Veritas offers a range of courses in fields like architecture, business, cultural studies, design, environmental science, health sciences, studio arts, and zoology. Courses are taught in English, and Spanish Language courses are available for all levels. The spacious, modern campus is located in the quiet Zapote District, just east of downtown San José and home to the Casa Presidencial. Students will receive a transcript from Veritas University upon completion of their program.

What's Included

  • Pre-Departure Advising
  • Airport Pickup
  • Housing
  • 24/7 Onsite Emergency Assistance
  • Excursions & Cultural Activities
  • and more

Excursions

  • Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • and more

Funding Options

CEA has several ways to help you fund your program, including scholarships, grants, and vouchers. Find out more about what we have to offer.

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