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Environmental Health and Science, Health Sciences, History, Latin American Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Political Science, Sociology
Earn 3 semester credits during a 2-week January term studying abroad in San José, Costa Rica.
Select a course from either Costa Rican Health Care System and Tropical Medicine or a social science course, Conflict Resolution and Health Care, both taught in English.
Homestay accommodations in San José with a Costa Rican family (includes internet access).
To help you get a true taste of Costa Rican culture, the AIFS team in San José arranges a variety of cultural and social activities such as a tour of the National Theater, walking tours and a visit to indoor markets to learn about Costa Rican food and produce.
An optional 3-day excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park is also available.
Over 50% of our students receive financial support from AIFS in the form of scholarships or grants.
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.