Costa Rica Study Abroad

The beach in Costa Rica.

BETH 315C/415C
Health and Health Care: A Comparative Perspective: Costa Rica and the United States

Winter Break 2021-2022 (tentative)

This course is open to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students from any discipline.

Approved for Global and Cultural Diversity Credit, College of Arts and Sciences; Approved for Humanities Credit, School of Engineering

Course Description

In this multidisciplinary 3 credit hour course, students will investigate health care delivery in Costa Rica. We will study the effects, costs, barriers, ethics, and implementation of public health interventions and will compare them to the US.  Part of the trip will be spent in a small coastal town and part will be in the capital city, San Jose. 

Students will gain firsthand experience of Costa Rican health care through field experiences at national hospitals; a peripheral medical center in a smaller town; and a rural clinic. In addition, they will participate in service projects. 

Approximate Cost

Cost for Winter Break 2019-2020:

  • $2750 (including deposit)

  • $200 deposit due with study abroad application
  • The remaining program fee will be billed to your CWRU student bill

Program fees cover lodging, all meals, course-related transportation, speaker fees, etc. Program fees do not cover flight, tuition, additional food, passport or VISA fees, and activities or transportation outside of course.

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