Costa Rica Medical Expedition
Study Medical Science & Public Health in Costa Rica
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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?1 of 1
Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.1 of 1
Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.1 of 1
A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?1 of 1
Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!1 of 1
Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.1 of 1
Upon arrival in Liberia, Costa Rica, your group will transport to your quaint accommodations to meet your International Medical Relief team for the trip in Upala, a small town just south of the Nicaragua border. In the evening you will have dinner as a team at your accommodation and go through team orientation to prepare you for clinics!
Each day, you and the team will wake up to breakfast and gear up for a day of clinic. Each site will be close by and set up in community centers, schools and churches. Hundreds of Nicaraguan families and children are crossing the border each day, so you will have an opportunity to help many people in great need.
Spend your free day eating traditional gallo pinto, fresh fish and tostones and tour a nearby volcano or go to the beach! This day is yours to explore Costa Rica.
Wake up and enjoy your last morning in Costa Rica with breakfast at your accommodation. You and the team are able to depart back to the airport anytime, or stay and continue to explore Costa Rica!
¡Bienvenido a Costa Rica!
Costa Rica’s charm lies in its lush rain forests, unspoiled beaches and abundance of wildlife. Posted in one of the most ecologically diverse environments in the world, your group will travel to small communities in Costa Rica’s northern region to treat patients in great need of care. Immerse yourself in the warm and loving culture of Costa Rica during this unique and rewarding trip.
With 24% of the population under 15 and 11% over 60, you will care for patients of every age in partnership with International Medical Relief. You will help treat infections, skin conditions, common stomach issues, general pain, hypertension, diabetes, and respiratory conditions everyday in clinic. Your group will also provide general health education for every patient during community education classes and specific education at the provider stations to help patients prevent future illness.
Interested in adding or modifying activities? No problem! All Worldwide Navigator itineraries can be customized to your liking!
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