Broadreach: Costa Rica - Veterinary Medicine College Summer Program

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Join us for a veterinary medicine experience in Costa Rica and see what being a vet is all about: large and small animal medicine, husbandry, pathology and surgery, all in locations that resemble paradise.Here in Costa Rica, each day blends academ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
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From this experience I learned the importance of taking risks and going outside your comfort zone. There were many things that I encountered that I never thought I would find myself doing and it was imperative that I jump in and get my hands dirty to be able to get the most out of my experience. Furthermore, taking risks allowed... View Entire Review
I gained a lot of confidence in myself, learned patience in working in a team and with traveling and made a lot of great friends. This trip was worthwhile for the amount of hands on experience I received, being able to live in Costa Rica for so long and the independence it built in me! - University of California - Santa Barbara View Entire Review
I gained so much from the academic portion from hands on learning to in the classroom lectures. I can honestly say I retained more from my trip abroad then I do in a normal school year. It was so practical and hands on the learning felt natural. Other than academics, I learned how to carry myself while with peers and in a new cu... - Boston College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Broadreach: Multiple - Costa Rica Veterinary Experience
January 22, 2018 Amazing
Going to a whole new country to learn about something I loved was the best feeling. I got to learn about the care of exotic animals we don't have here in the US. We also got a chance to see how other countries care for animals compared to US regulations and what not. It was definitely worth it. - California State University - Humboldt State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Broadreach: Multiple - Costa Rica Veterinary Experience
This Broadreach program gave me everything I wanted from it--good friends, Spanish practice, and amazing veterinary experience. It's difficult to gain experience as a high-schooler in the US, but Broadreach gave me a place to learn and practice all the basics in a way that is anything but basic. How many American teenagers can... - Georgetown Day High School View Entire Review

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Join us for a veterinary medicine experience in Costa Rica and see what being a vet is all about: large and small animal medicine, husbandry, pathology and surgery, all in locations that resemble paradise.

Here in Costa Rica, each day blends academics, lab practice and field work. Learn to draw blood, administer anesthesia and perform diagnostic tests. Assist with local spay and neuter programs. Attend lectures on topics such as anatomy, immunology, diagnostics, pathology and animal welfare. Gain hands-on experience in veterinary medicine while you conduct examinations on different types of animals, give injections and perform necropsies. Class dismissed? Raft Class III rapids, soar through the jungle canopy, soak up the rich culture and natural beauty and enjoy everything Costa Rica has to offer.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Animal Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Clinical Sciences
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