Tag: Healthcare in Latin America

Host Living in Costa Rica

Hola mi gente! Before coming, one of the biggest questions I was asked was, “So where are you staying?”. As for this program, instead of living in dorms or in solo apartments, we lived with host families. Every student had their own separate family to live with, but we were all in the same general ...

Expanding View Points: Vulnerable Populations

As someone who is passionate about pursuing medicine, I knew it was important to find a study abroad program where I could learn more about the healthcare world. I am also passionate about learning the Spanish language and learning more about Latinx culture and so the program that I am currently participating in is the ...

Pura Vida Tales: First Encounters

Hola mi gente, I should be packing, instead I find myself procrastinating and reminiscing. What better way to help reminisce than to tell as many people as possible. So, for the foreseeable blog future, walk down memory lane with me. Costa Rica is a relatively small country with a population of around 5 million, about ...

Some of my most FAQ for studying abroad in Costa Rica

¡Hola mi gente! Studying abroad is exciting and confusing, especially for concerned friends and loved ones back home, so there are a lot of questions. Here are some examples of the most commonly asked questions I have gotten from my friends and family at home. This list is in no particular order of frequency or ...

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Culture, its truly shocking

Buenas todos, today I’m gonna be discussing culture shock and how I’ve experienced it during my time here in Costa Rica. Culture shock is a common and expected concept that an individual will experience when living in a different country for any period of time — especially a three month study abroad trip; it can ...

5 Things to Keep at Home

One of the hardest things about studying abroad is planning what you really need to pack for your trip. Because if you’re anything like me, you’re an over-packer. When you pack you have to make sure you aren’t over weight limit for luggage allowance and of course you want to leave enough space to bring ...

Daily Life in San Jose, Costa Rica

Hello folks! I currently have the pleasure of living in the gorgeous country of Costa Rica and the privilege of living in a small community just outside of the capital city San Jose. This little suburb of San Jose is called Sabanilla, where the majority of the study abroad students in the program live, is ...

5 Major Packing Recommendations for Costa Rica

Deciding what to pack for a weekend trip is hard enough, so what do you pack for a three-month study abroad trip? Obviously, you need to bring the really important things like your passport, drivers license/state ID, insurance cards, credit or debit cards, but like, what else do you REALLY need? After living in Costa ...

Hospital/Clinic Tour with ICDS

Hola! (real quick, the first picture is a picture of my group at the clinic, reviewing the material we learned in our Healthcare in Latin America class). This past weekend, my entire group and I had to go on a field trip with ICDS to a hospital and a clinic in an area called Alajuela. ...

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C is for Costa Rica!

Word of the week: “Creer” or “to believe” Pictured above is the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels in Cartago, which is right outside of San Jose. This Sacred Landmark is one of Costa Rica’s architectural gems. It is not only a place of worship for locals, but a historic site for tourists to ...