About This Team

Country: Costa Rica

Arrival Date: 08/10/2018

Departure Date: 08/18/2018

Duration: 9 days

Arrival City: San Jose

Departure City: San Jose

Cost: $1895.00

The goal of ISL's global health 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. While in Costa Rica they will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.
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About Global Health

ISL’s global health teams are interdisciplinary and able to provide a variety of general medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, healthcare management, and nutrition services in developing communities. From urban centers to small towns and villages in remote areas, our teams work in various settings to provide field clinics in which patient needs are assessed and acute conditions are treated.

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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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