- Costa Rica
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During this pre-med/public health focus program, students participate in medical and public health focuses activities, shadow physicians and healthcare professionals at local clinics, as well as learn how to take blood pressure and other vital signs. Students also go on a river rafting adventure, get Wilderness First Aid certified, take an epic zip-line canopy tour, get surfing lessons
Community service is at the heart of every Global Works trip and, on this one, students earn 45-55 community service hours by working alongside professionals at an NGO, planning and implementation of public health campaigns, assisting in the construction of double pit latrines as well as work with local, community health educators in promoting their use and maintenance, and constructing community wash stations in public schools and communities, which reduce hygiene-related disease. No prior language study requirements are needed.