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    Global Works – Costa Rica: Intro to Pre-Med and Public Health

    Global Works – Costa Rica: Intro to Pre-Med and Public Health


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Costa Rica
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Other
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Community Service
    • Sub-Categories: Pre-Med, Health and Well Being, Healthcare
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Health Science, Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    A great 17 day service opportunity in Costa Rica for high school students grades 9th to 12th interested in pre-med. They can expect to learn about improving public health directly from healthcare professionals and gain practical field experience in beautiful Costa Rica..

    This summer travel program is a service trip for teens wanting to contribute to global health. They will be gaining practical experience working alongside physicians on clean water and other outreach programs. No previous medical experience is required to apply for the program. Overall, students can expect to receive up to 55 community service hours for their work. 

    In the first five days, students will learn about the Costa Rican healthcare system and begin volunteering. During the next few days, they may complete a Wilderness First Aid course that focuses on outdoor medical skills and effective first aid treatment. They will also explore the canopy on a zipline. For the rest of their trip, they can expect hiking, surf lessons, and many more engaging outdoor activities.