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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Winterim
  • Restrictions: CONCORDIA applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winterim
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winterim 2021 06/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 01/03/2021 01/20/2021
NOTE: $700 deposit due by June 5th

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.0
Areas of Study: Health & Human Services, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician's Assisting Class Status: 3) Junior, 4) Senior
Housing Options: Homestay Program Type: Global Ed.
Program Description:
costa rica health care
Gain new skills and perspectives by joining Concordia health care students and faculty on a three-week cultural immersion and clinical experience at a private Costa Rican university, UNIBE. During the program, you will observe and provide patient care in a wide variety of clinical care settings. You will also have the opportunity to learn and practice Spanish, both inside and outside the classroom. During your free weekends, you will have the chance to tour amazing cultural and natural sites with a bilingual guide. Lodging will be with a host family and all meals will be provided by the family or the university. Students must be at least a junior in a CUW health care program to participate. Check out the video below to learn a little more about the program: 
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Students who join this program will be required to register for the following course:

IPE 453 Costa Rica Immersion (3 credits)
Available to all health care students.
This trip counts towards the certificates of Spanish
for Health Care workers and Interprofessional Education

Travel Dates

2 January to 21 January, 2020


This course is led by Dr. Mary Lou Kopp of the School of Nursing. Dr. Kopp has been to Costa Rica several times, and has led multiple groups of student abroad. Please contact her with any questions about the program at


  • This program is open to juniors and seniors in CUW health care programs.
  • Must be in good academic and conduct standing with the institution.
  • Must register for the associated course. 
  • Must comply with all deadlines for applications, document submissions, meetings, deposits, and other payments.


  • Program Fees: $3,000* will be finalized in Fall 2019 ($500 deposit due Oct. 4 to the School of Nursing)
  • Study Abroad Fee: $50
  • iNext Insurance Costs: $50


Included in the Program Fees are:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport transfer and ground transportation
  • Lodging
  • All meals
  • Cultural activities and excursions
  • Visits and transportation to clinical sites
Not Included:
  • Fees associated with obtaining a valid passport or visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Some meals during travel and excursions
  • Activities during free time

Program Ratings:
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Program Value:
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Academic Experiences:
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Cultural Experiences:
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Overall Learning:
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