What's Included Students in this study abroad program will complete two courses and earn a total of six semester credits. The core course, entitled “Communication for Medical Professions,” is designed to help students to communicate more effectively with Spanish speakers requiring medical attention and to learn how cultural norms can influence interactions between medical professionals and their patients. Students will extensively study the Costa Rican healthcare system. In addition to the core course, students will complete a standard advanced Spanish grammar course. Students who have already completed advanced grammar courses at their home university are welcome to select a culture course from the Intensive Language and Culture Program. Students are advised, however, that the “Communication for Medical Professions” course is very time-intensive and culture course options may be limited due to scheduling conflicts. What's Included? Highlights Pre Departure Services plane-trip-international Pre Departure Services Advising @api Online System Orientation Materials and Resources Access to International Phone Plans API Alumni Network Social Networking Scholarships On Site Services hotel On Site Services Airport Reception API Center On-Site Orientation Tuition Medical and Life Insurance Excursions (overnight, day) Resident Directors Social and Cultural Activities Welcome and Farewell Group Meals Volunteer Opportunities Tutoring Housing (including meals and laundry) Language and Culture Tools Re-Entry Services human-resources-businessman Re-Entry Services Re-Entry Materials and Support Post-Program Evaluation Transcript Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program View all opportunities and amenities Application Requirements Minimum 2.7 G.P.A. Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors Open to students with four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent Completed API application University Approval Form One letter of recommendation One official transcript Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents Applicants who are not U.S. citizens are encouraged to contact API prior to applying for more specific information about entry requirements.