Get AMPED Abroad: Healthcare/Medicine Volunteer or Internship in Costa Rica
2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week
Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Trimester, Academic Year, Throughout the year, May Term
First and third Monday of each month
Basic Spanish required for Ambulance Services, Dentistry and Dengue. Laboratory project requires intermediate Spanish. In addition Ambulance Services requires first-aid/medical training, and/or experience. The Dentistry project requires participants to be licensed or currently enrolled in a dentistry program.
- Health Sciences
Cost in US$:
Starting at 782
- In-country orientation/Training
- In-country staff support
- Written materials pre-departure
Program Fees Include:
Includes project set-up arrangements, airport pick-up and drop-off, orientation, host family accommodations, three meals/day, 24/7 emergency in-country staff support, and project donation. Spanish lessons are available in Costa Rica for an additional weekly fee.
Participants will also receive information regarding their placement prior to their departure. Placement information, will include in-country contact information, alternative accommodations for delayed arrivals, currency exchange, phone and internet communication, laundry, etc.
- In addition Ambulance Services requires first-aid/medical training, and/or experience. The Dentistry project requires participants to be licensed or currently enrolled in a dentistry program.
- Grassroots Organization
- Health Care
- Health Education
- Public Health
While participation is not limited to this demographic, the average age is 18-26. Participants that are flexible and open minded when it comes to cultural differences, ways of life, and work pace are those that tend to benefit most from their experience abroad, as do those that demonstrate initiative with regard to recommending and implementing changes to improve the project and to assist the staff
At least 18
This Program is open to
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African and Worldwide Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.
Typical Living Arrangements
Independently or in Groups
Typically Participants Work
Independently or in Groups of Usually 2-3, depending on the time of year.
Application Process Involves
- Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is