This intensive quarter program focusing on health consists of the following courses "Health Care Systems in Latin America," "Health and Vulnerable Populations, Economics of Health Care Systems," and "Spanish for Health Sciences." ICDS’ partner for its programs in the area of health is Hospital Clínica Bíblica, the largest and technologically more advanced private hospital in Costa Rica, with international accreditation by the Joint Commission International and the only one in Central America and the Caribbean to obtain the distinction of being ranked first in Patient Rights.
Advanced Spanish speakers participating also have the chance to have clinical rotations at Hospital Clínica Bíblica during the length of the program! Beginners and lower intermediate speakers will do community work at the welfare services.
Home-stays, fieldtrips, and cultural activities offered!