About This Team

Country: Costa Rica

Arrival Date: 09/01/2018

Departure Date: 09/09/2018

Duration: 9 days

Arrival City: San Jose

Departure City: San Jose

Cost: $1895.00

This program is suitable for nurses and nursing students. The goal of ISL's nursing program is to learn about local health care challenges, assist with the provision of patient care, learn more about the nursing profession in another cultural context, and expereince the culture of Costa Rica. Work setting will be dependent on number of partipcants. 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. Continueing Education Credits available.
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About Physical Therapy

ISL’s Physical Therapy teams are very interactive and highly specialized.  Volunteers learn methods of restoring functional movement, perform orthopedic massage, and learn to assess and evaluate soft tissue manually, without the aid of x-ray and MRI testing, an excellent triage method for determining the site and extent of an injury when high tech equipment is not available.

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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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