Category: Health Care in Latin America

Immersion in Costa Rican Communities

A part  of the Healthcare in Latin America program is that each person does work in the community once a week. All of the students in my group are split up and sent to different organizations or a hospital for their work in the community. Some of the people in my group work with developmentally ...

Homestead Experience

To me, the homestead experience is what you make it. If you want to bond with your family, spend time with them after dinner. I think that spending time sitting with your host family also allows you to practice your Spanish and really learn a lot about what it is like to live in Costa ...

How Coffee is Made

I am a huge coffee drinker, so when I found out that I was going to get the chance to learn about how coffee is made I was beyond thrilled. Costa Rica has a large market for coffee, and there are coffee plantations in many different parts of the country. The place where the richest ...

C

C is for Costa Rica!

Word of the week: “economics” = “economía” With a recent shutdown in the United States federal government, I feel politics are a very relevant topic of the week. In the United States, we are fortunate to be able to choose our political leaders yearly. Typically there are two major parties that represent and often divide our country into two. Heres a quick rundown on the background of the two parties: Politics! Politics! Politics!   The Republican Party is a more conservative, right-leaning party that favors individuals rights, justice, and overall well-being. The Democratic Party, also considered left-ists favor a more liberal side of decision ...

La Luna (The Moon)!

A total lunar eclipse (a blood moon) isn’t something that happens often, and I was lucky enough to see the Total Lunar Eclipse on January 21st in Costa Rica! To me it is amazing how everyone around the world can see this event. It was an absolutely breathtaking view with so many bright stars in ...

La Fortuna- A Place Full of Earth’s Gifts!

Costa Rica is known for a large amount of diversity, with actually 5% of the world’s biodiversity. It is so beautiful, with mountains, trees, different species of animals, volcanos, rivers, and more. This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel to a stunning part of the country exhibiting such beautiful biodiversity, La Fortuna, Alajuela. ...

Classes in Costa Rica!

The healthcare in Costa Rica program has been so informational and exciting because it involves learning about a topic that I am really passionate about, healthcare. The classes that I’m taking are Healthcare System in Latin America, Health and Vulnerable Populations in Costa Rica, Economics of Healthcare, and Spanish for Health Sciences. We take classes ...