Summer in Costa Rica -
Spanish for Health Professionals

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Advance your health care career with Spanish fluency

Spanish for Health Professionals in Costa Rica is ideal for students in the health sciences looking to expand their career options. Universidad Veritas offers health courses taught in English and a Spanish-language course focused on health-related vocabulary so you can learn to interact with Spanish-speaking patients. In your free time, explore nearby volcanoes, go zip-lining in the rain forest, and get to know Costa Rican culture while sipping some of the best coffee in the world! Put your Spanish to practical use and immerse in the culture by living with a local family and exploring the markets, restaurants, and salsa clubs of San José.

What to Expect

Average Courseload:
2 Courses (7-8 U.S. Credits) Per Session
GPA Requirement:
Visa Requirement:
NONE Required!


Study at a highly ranked private university in Costa Rica
Multiple healthcare-focused courses taught in English are available
Cooking classes, dance classes, and sports events that help you bond with your classmates
Spanish-immersion courses at all levels with no prerequisites
Practice your Spanish outside the classroom by living with a local family and talking with Ticos as you live in San José

Learn More About This and Other Programs

  • Summer in Costa Rica - Spanish for Health Professionals
    I loved that the program didn't require Spanish language experience! Though that did make communication with my host family (who were amazing but didn’t speak English) a little challenging. I'd recommend learning a few phrases before you go!
    Emily Ludwig Daemen College Summer in Costa Rica - Spanish for Health Professionals

Dates & Prices

Additional Information:

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.


Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

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