Global Health and Biomedical Ethics in Costa Rica

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Program Highlights

  • Experience Costa Rica’s vibrant culture and history
  • Gain insight into global health and medicine through guest lectures, visits and more
  • Volunteer in health-related settings
  • Immerse yourself in the Spanish language with 40 hours of instruction
  • Develop lifelong inter-cultural skills
  • Enjoy the beautiful landscape with group excursions such as a Tortuga Island pacific cruise, exploring Monteverde cloud forest, and visiting Arenál Volcano and Baldí hot springs
  • Learn first-hand with educational site visits, cultural trips, and optional local trips
  • Stay with a local family in homestay accommodations

Earn 4 credits abroad and 2 in the spring semester:

Students take a 2-credit spring prep course

Students earn both courses abroad:

  • BIOL 460: Special Topics – Introduction to Costa Rican Health Care
  • BIOL 319: Biomedical Ethics

Students may elect to take optional additional course:

  • BIOL 451: Senior Seminar (1 credit hour)

Program fee: $3,500–$4,000

Includes flight, transportation, home-stays, Spanish lessons and most meals abroad.

Spring prep course tuition included in spring semester.

You can apply for financial aid!

Request an appointment with the Office of Study Abroad to receive the paperwork you need before you talk with the Financial Aid Office.

Email for an appointment.