About this Program

Country: Costa Rica

Arrival Date: 03/24/2019

Departure Date: 03/31/2019

Duration: 8 days

Arrival City: San Jose

Departure City: San Jose

Cost: $1895.00

This program is suitable OT students and professionals. The goal of ISL's occupational therapy program is to learn about local health care challenges, experience Costa Rican culture, and gain perspective on the global landscape. Work setting will be dependent on number of participants. 1-5 participants: Programming will take place in an ISL partner institution. Volunteers will assist health care providers with patient care. 6+ participants: Programming will take place in an ISL partner community. Volunteers will participate in public health surveying and clinical activities, including interviewing patients, taking vitals, and helping out in the pharmacy.
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About Occupational Therapy

ISL’s Occupational Therapy teams are very interactive and highly specialized.  Our volunteers learn about global health issues including occupational therapy challenges and provide help to populations in vulnerable positions.

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About Costa Rica

Costa Rica (“rich coast” in Spanish) is a Central American country bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua and Panama. Costa Rica has become one of the most stable, democratic, prosperous, and progressive nations in Latin America.

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