Study Abroad Educación Global UNIBE

Study Abroad with UNIBE
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¨Sounds like having fun, and you certainly will, but above all you will have the best experience at the only Health Sciences University in Costa Rica, with all our careers accredited by the National System of Accreditation (SINAES)¨

Transcultural Global Nursing (Global Health)

Transcultural Global Nursing or Global Health program, it is a successfully running study abroad program in Costa Rica for international nursing students or health students. The purpose of this program is to build up upon the collaboration between UNIBE and the partner institution, an academic and cultural experience for students that will be a good endorsement for their professional life in the near future.

The Transcultural Learning and Global Health Sciences programs allows students to immerse themselves in the works of clinics and hospitals in Costa Rica in a comprehensive, analytical manner and the opportunity to earn up to credits in nursing, any health field and Spanish while abroad. In collaboration with UNIBE’s nursing and medical programs, students have classroom, practical learning, and Spanish language experiences in an intensive all-encompassing setting for a period of four weeks or more weeks.

The program can be scheduled throughout the year, the dates of the visits are scheduled according to the needs of each institution. The program can be completed in one week and up to 12 weeks.

International Clinical Rotation

The international Clinical Rotation is a program designed for all students in the health field, such as Pharmacy, Psychology, Nursing, Medicine, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work, Mechanical / Biomedical Engineering, Hospital Administration, Nutrition, etc., and also pre-health students.

This Study Abroad program has been recognized as a High Impact Practice in academia. UNIBE offers the international experience specifically designed for those students directly or indirectly related to professions in the health field and also for pre-health students.

The students will be exposed to all levels of the Costa Rican health system, will be able to visit class A hospital, clinics, primary care centers, learn in detail about the Costa Rican health system and also participate in different lectures and discussions with relevant and current topics.

UNIBE’s Spanish department will work with the program to design classes that meet the needs of individual participants. Spanish classes are offered at UNIBE four days a week, for four-hour sessions. Their emphasis lies in practical skills for the professions and Spanish conversation.

Global Health Certificate On line

The Global Health certificate addresses health within research, teaching and cooperation in local, international and interdisciplinary fields. One of the main objectives of the program is to create and disseminate knowledge in accordance with the advances of science and the latest technologies, with a profoundly humanistic orientation.

This certificate consists of five courses of 45 hours each, 6-hour workshop, an observational practice in Costa Rica. The international practice will be completed according to student availability, and can be done in one week, two, three and even four weeks. The schedule of this practice will be planned out according to the needs of the student.

Required Courses

  • Global Health
  • Health Systems
  • Nutrition
  • Epidemiology
  • Mental health

Customized Programs Faculty Led

At UNIBE we design all custom programs in all academic areas. We have facilitated hundreds of Faculty Led Programs with great success and the experience gained for each student and professor has expanded the personal and professional experience of each individual.

The global education department has the necessary experience and is able to work and develop any customized program.

Our programs include:

  • Orientation
  • Lodging with Costa Rican families
  • Local transportation
  • Three meals a day
  • Classrooms
  • Anatomy laboratory
  • Chemistry, Biology Laboratories, etc.
  • Simulation Center
  • Observational practice in our Hospital
  • Spanish Classes
  • Lectures
  • Excursions
  • and more

More Programs Available

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Spanish
  • Global Health
  • Global Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Social Work
  • Athletic Training
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports and Fitness Counseling
  • Educational Leadership
  • Biology
  • Research
  • Ecology

All of our programs offer housing with Costa Rican families, local transportation, visit and practice at the three levels of the Costa Rican health system and excursions. Lectures and Spanish classes designed according to the needs of each participant.

For more information please contact to

Educación Global

Spanish for Health Professionals

Online Course

Program focused on health vocabulary and Spanish language conversation.
Live classes with Costa Rican teachers with experience in the health area.
Groups of at least 10 students.

Improve all four skills


practice in the form of role-play and presentations.


articles, reports, and research abstract.


to presentations and videos on health care topics.


patient resports.

We have the most convenient starting dates based
on your needs 8 sessions per week

Admission Requirements:

Being a Student or Professional in Health-related Programs

Live class meetings each week via Zoom


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