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SALUD Program

ICLC offers SALUD, a language immersion program that incorporates Spanish language classes, cultural activities, an overview of the medical system in Costa Rica, lectures and site visits.

Program inclusions:
  • Spanish course for 4 weeks (80 hours)
  • 4 week host family accommodation (breakfast + dinner + laundry service)
  • Orientation session and placement test
  • Alajuela orientation visit using private transportation and including lunch in a typical restaurant
  • Lecture in Spanish: The Costa Rican Health System
  • Lecture in Spanish: The use of medicinal plants in Costa Rica
  • Certificate of completion
Optional recommended activities available
(using taxi and public transportation):
  • Grecia orientation visit
  • Visit to the Bird Zoo (rescue center in Alajuela)
  • Visit to the Farmers Market in Alajuela (biggest in the country)
  • Visit to Pops and El Cevichito in Alajuela
  • Visit to Plaza Real in Alajuela
  • Visit to Los Manantiales swimming pool
  • Visit to Children's Nutrition Center and EBAIS (local clinic)
    (previous reservation needed)
  • Visit to Heredia center
  • Visit to Gold Museum and National Theater in San José capital city
  • Visit to the University of Costa Rica in San José
  • Visit to Sarchí in Alajuela
  • Visit to local elementary school (previous reservation needed)
Additional costs on departure date:

Each participant will be responsible to cover taxi expenses for Airport transfer and Airport tax:

  • Airport transfer: US$30
  • Airport tax: US$29
If requested in writing:
  • Cost of transcripts:
    US$45 (includes cost to deliver documents to the United States)

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For further information on this program please contact us.

Last Update:  2016-10-27

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