Summer Session
Spanish and Health in Latin America

ICDS, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica and Hospital Clínica Bíblica offer you the opportunity to explore health care in a developing country while improving your Spanish skills. ICDS´ six-week program provides you (health professionals and students) with the necessary language proficiency to work and interact with Spanish speaking patients and their families, as well as with colleagues.  Field trips and clinical rotations at the hospital (advanced Spanish speakers*), or community work related to social welfare services (lower and intermediate level Spanish speakers) are experiential learning components of this program.

Course Offering

  • Health Care in Latin America
  • Spanish for Health Sciences Courses (All levels offered)



Late June-Early August


  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Completion of basic level(s) of college Spanish or equivalent
  • For clinical rotations: complete oral and written test to verify Spanish proficiency.