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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: ISEP 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/10/2024 10/01/2024 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Homestay Minimum GPA: 2.75
Area Of Study: Health Science, Public Health, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Languages Available: English
Program Description:
ISEP Direct Costa Rica
  • Experience the picturesque beauty of Costa Rica by visiting world-renowned mountains, beaches, and rainforests while enjoying a vast range of outdoor activities including zip-lining 
  • Observe doctors and medical professionals during clinical rotations at Hospital Biblica (for intermediate to advanced Spanish speakers) or assist in health-related community work (beginning and lower-level Spanish speakers) 
  • Gain relevant and professional skills studying health sciences in Costa Rica, ranked #1 in Latin America by the United Nations for its universal health care system. 
  • Enhance language proficiency! Practice Spanish with your host family, ICDS staff, and a cohort of international classmates. 
  • Please note, this program is only available during the Spring Semester. 

Enjoy living in San José, the bustling capital city of Costa Rica where it is warm all year long and surrounded by lush green mountains. Gain relevant skills through hands-on professional experience in the health fields in the country with the top-ranked universal healthcare system in Latin America!  

Engage with your new host community by getting involved with community work as part of a credit-bearing course or as an extracurricular activity. Engage with locals through assisting at an elderly care facility, women and children’s shelter, or through hospital shadowing.  

What We Love About ICDS 
This program provides a unique opportunity for students in the health field to embrace the Pura Vida lifestyle in one of the most naturally and culturally vibrant countries in the world! Connect to your new environment alongside the welcoming and supportive tico community, 

Visit the Program Page for Study in Costa Rica - Healthcare in Latin America to learn more. 

You can meet with the ISEP Coordinator at your home campus or speak with an ISEP Student Services Officer, who will guide you through the application process, pre-departure, your time abroad, and your return. To connect with ISEP, visit our website.