- Costa Rica
- San José
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On our Summer in Costa Rica programs, you’ll live in the vibrant capital of San José. Improve your Spanish, take fascinating courses in English, and explore the country’s incredible biodiversity. For students entering the health professions, study Spanish for Health Professionals to set you up for success. You’ll live with a local family to truly immerse yourself in Tico culture. When you aren’t hitting the books, you can dip a toe into the activities that make Costa Rica a top destination, like hiking volcanoes, zip-lining over the rainforest, and sipping delicious home-grown coffee. The Costa Rican saying “pura vida!” translates to “pure life,” which you’ll find is the way of life in this laid-back Central American country.
- Multiple dates and program options to fit any schedule
- Wide course selections, from art to business to tropical ecology
- Optional excursions available throughout Costa Rica (additional fee may apply)
- Cooking classes, dance classes, and sports events to help you bond with your classmates
- Exceptional support both on- and off-campus
Spanish for Health Professionals in Costa Rica is designed for students preparing to enter any healthcare field who would benefit from Spanish proficiency. This program offers a health course taught in English and a Spanish-language course focused on health-related vocabulary. You’ll be based in the vibrant capital of San José at Universidad Veritas. When you aren’t studying, you can explore nearby volcanoes, zip line over the rainforest, hit the beach, and sip some tasty coffee.
Choose the Language and Culture Exploration track or an Intensive Spanish track with multiple sessions throughout the summer. You'll enjoy activities such as cooking classes, dance classes, and sports events to help you meet your local and international classmates. Choose from a wide variety of courses taught in English, from business to tropical ecology to photography. Small, engaging Spanish classes for all language levels will help you make the most of your language studies!
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