Howdy of us! I presently have the pleasure of residing within the attractive nation of Costa Rica and the privilege of residing in a small neighborhood simply outdoors of the capital metropolis San Jose. This little suburb of San Jose known as Sabanilla, the place nearly all of the examine overseas college students in this system dwell, is a quiet family-oriented neighborhood. After residing in Philadelphia for nearly 5 years, residing in such a quiet setting could be very refreshing.
Every day of the week I’ve a unique routine to accommodate my class schedule that modifications barely daily. On Mondays and Wednesdays, my courses start at 8 am with Susceptible Populations in Latin America, adopted instantly by Tropical Illnesses in Latin America at 10 am. To get to class on time for my 8 am, I stand up at 6:30 and take the 7:15 bus to make my class on time. The bus itself takes round twenty to thirty minutes relying on site visitors and prices 325 colones, so nearly 50 cents USD. After reaching San Jose I’ve a 15-minute stroll from the bus cease to Hospital Clinica Bibilica the place now we have nearly all of our courses. Susceptible Populations lasts two hours and is then adopted by Tropical Illnesses, additionally lasting two hours. After this class, I head to Universidad Latina de Costa Rica on the bus the place I full my final class of the day, Spanish. On this particular Spanish class, we’re specializing in medical terminology and affected person dialog interactions. Spanish begins at 1:30 and usually ends round 3:30. Since ULatina is way nearer to Sabanilla than Clinica Biblica, my buddies and I usually take the 15-minute stroll.
Tuesdays and Thursdays I solely have my Well being Care in Latin America class that runs for 2 hours, 10 to 12. To get to this class on time I’ve to go away about an hour earlier than class begins as a result of site visitors could be very heavy throughout this time. For the primary half of this journey, I had observational rotations on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 4, however within the latter half I now have rotations on Thursdays on the similar time. Nonetheless, my after-class routine hasn’t modified a lot as I get lunch on the Subway within the hospital meals courtroom with buddies After every day is completed, I like to come back dwelling and take a small relaxation to reset from the day earlier than becoming a member of my host household in the lounge for dinner and household time. As soon as dinner is completed, I spherical out every of my days with some homework and calling family and friends again dwelling.
Lastly, now we have lengthy weekends each weekend as we don’t have courses on Fridays. The vast majority of the time period, the weekends are utterly as much as us however typically twice a month now we have program area journeys. On these journeys we interact with native tradition and get to expertise extra of Costa Rica.