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Best Courses 2019 in Central America and Caribbean

Central American and Caribbean nations are rich in culture, history and culture. They are proud of their ancient history, and most of the citizens take pride and joy in showing their country to international eyes. The unique cultural scenery provides a one-of-a-kind encounter that is inseparable from a feeling of excitement and experience. Central America is the ideal place to ground oneself in while enjoying more than a few of life’s greatest pleasures.

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VERITAS

This course is designed to provide general law enforcement professionals with no previous Spanish experience with the tools necessary for interacting with native Spanish ... [+]

Law Enforcement Professions SSP 151: Basic Spanish for Law Enforcement Professions Duration: 4 weeks Language: Spanish Offered every month except March, April, May, August, September & December $ USD 865

This course is designed to provide general law enforcement professionals with no previous Spanish experience with the tools necessary for interacting with native Spanish speakers. During this 4-week course, students will work through simulated interactions with Spanish speaking patients to acquire the basic linguistic knowledge and skills that will allow them to comfortably tackle these interactions when they return home.

SSP 251: Intermediate Spanish for Law Enforcement Professions Language: Spanish Offered every month except March, April, May, August, September & December $ USD 865 ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
June 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
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VERITAS

This course is aimed to highlight the importance of Conservation Marine Biology in managing Costa Rican Elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) with the emphasis on recent ... [+]

Overview Language: English Terms: Short Term, Summer I Credit: 6

This course is aimed to highlight the importance of Conservation Marine Biology in managing Costa Rican Elasmobranch species (sharks and rays) with the emphasis on recent conservation efforts in the Easter Tropical Pacific (ETP). Marine ecosystems of the ETP provide a baseline source for sharks and rays species of high commercial interest in satisfying human demand for national and international food.

However, numerous sharks and rays species are threatened by unsustainable human activities, such as overfishing and habitat destruction. We will develop a critical understanding of conservation biology, by emphasizing the general concept of the different level of biodiversity and different approaches used in Conservation Genetics to document the biodiversity and connectivity of sharks and rays. The students will be introduced to a wide range of practical activities by visiting field stations and natural laboratories on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, lecture and practical activities in the Molecular Biology Lab (BIOMOL) at Universidad Veritas.... [-]

Costa Rica San José
June 2019
Full-time
Campus
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VERITAS

This course introduces the basic concepts of oceanography, marine geology, marine ecology, and marine biology, with emphasis on the interaction between species, between s ... [+]

Overview Language: English Terms: Winter/J-Term, Short Term,d Credit: 6

The oceans were formed between 4400 and 3500 million years ago, and they occupy about 71% of the Earth’s surface. Tropical seas hold the highest ecosystem and species diversity of the oceans.

This course introduces the basic concepts of oceanography, marine geology, marine ecology, and marine biology, with emphasis on the interaction between species, between species and their environment and between ecosystems. It also provides information on the natural and human environmental impact and the utility, management, and conservation of the ecosystems.

The course has an online component and a fieldwork component.... [-]

Costa Rica San José
January 2020
Full-time
Online & Campus Combined
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VERITAS

The key to wellness and happiness is finding the means, practices, and mindset to lead a sustainable lifestyle. Health is more than just a physical condition. Becoming a ... [+]

Overview Duration: 12 weeks Language: English Terms: Fall, Spring, Credit: 14 - 16

The key to wellness and happiness is finding the means, practices, and mindset to lead a sustainable lifestyle. Health is more than just a physical condition. Becoming aware of some of the critical elements to well being, and stress prevention practices are crucial to the better quality of life.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in: Wellness and Psychology Costa Rican Health Care and Tropical Medicine Holistic Health Approaches Introduction to Nutrition Physical Therapy and Rehab for Sport Injuries Health Psychology Conflict Resolution and Healthcare Principles of Medical Entomology in the Tropics Introduction to the Physical and chemical basis of everyday life Introduction to genetics: current applications ... [-]
Costa Rica San José
September 2019
Full-time
12 weeks
Campus
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FSD - Foundation for Sustainable Development

FSD Research Internships allow participants to engage with FSD community partners in researching local issues and developing potential solutions. With community-based par ... [+]

FSD Research Internships allow participants to engage with FSD community partners in researching local issues and developing potential solutions. With community-based participatory research, the research question is defined and findings are analyzed together with the community. The goal is knowledge creation which serves to inform community action. Research Internships have a strong emphasis on community-based participatory research in order to ensure the researchers work side by side with community members.

What is Community-Based Participatory Research?

Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a framework or approach for conducting research that is characterized by the relationships between the communities and researchers. This type of research is collaborative and requires partnership development, cooperation, negotiation, flexibility, and commitment to addressing local issues. CBPR works to accomplish objectives and development through empowerment and ownership.... [-]

Bolivia Cochabamba Uganda Kampala Kenya Nairobi Argentina Buenos Aires India Udaipur Nicaragua Managua  + 8 More
September 2019
Full-time
9 - 52 weeks
Campus
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FSD - Foundation for Sustainable Development

FSD Gap Year program is an intense, immersive program for pre-college students (17+) looking to gain international development training and experience. It’s an exciting w ... [+]

FSD Gap Year program is an intense, immersive program for pre-college students (17+) looking to gain international development training and experience. It’s an exciting way to explore and learn before starting college.

Our Gap Year program was specifically designed for high school graduates and allows you to gain hands-on experience prior to beginning your studies at a university level. The Gap Year program has a strong emphasis on community ownership and follows the principles of Asset-Based Community Development. Participants receive extensive training in sustainable development principles and gain professional skills in project planning and budgeting, program evaluation, community assessment, and proposal writing. Participants apply their new and existing skill sets as they collaborate with their local colleagues on identifying, designing, and implementing a project to benefit the community.... [-]

Bolivia Cochabamba Uganda Kampala Kenya Nairobi Argentina Buenos Aires India Udaipur Nicaragua Managua  + 8 More
September 2019
Full-time
9 - 56 weeks
Campus
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FSD - Foundation for Sustainable Development

FSD International Development Internships are an opportunity for students and young professionals to gain hands-on experience in sustainable development and insight into ... [+]

FSD International Development Internships are an opportunity for students and young professionals to gain hands-on experience in sustainable development and insight into other cultures that can only be obtained through participating in the work on the ground. The internships are thoughtfully designed to help you build your career while having a lasting impact on the people in the community in which you serve. Our Development Internships have a strong emphasis on community ownership and follow the principles of Asset-Based Community Development. Interns receive extensive training in sustainable development principles and gain professional skills in project planning and budgeting, program evaluation, community assessment, and proposal writing. Interns apply their new and existing skill sets as they collaborate with their local colleagues on identifying, designing, and implementing a project to benefit the community.... [-]

Bolivia Cochabamba Uganda Kampala Kenya Nairobi Argentina Buenos Aires India Udaipur Nicaragua Managua  + 8 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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ILISA Language School

ILISA offers you this possibility to escape the cold winter in your respective countries, and come enjoy an exciting educational experience here in Costa Rica. We have cr ... [+]

Winter program starting date for 2018:

January 8th, 2018 January 15th, 2018

This program includes:

Transportation from/to the airport Homestay for students in houses including breakfast, dinner and laundry. Coordination meeting at the school to give them a brief introduction to our program. Spanish classes at ILISA (4hrs of classes per day) Farewell dinner at at typical Costa Rican restaurant.

Activities: 3 complementary activities will be included per week: dance classes, happy hour, indoor soccer matches, movie nigths , visits to central market or national teather, visits to museums and others depending on the country. Entrance fee for participants included.<... [-]

Costa Rica San Pedro
Open Enrollment
Full-time
2 - 3 weeks
Campus
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ILISA Language School

For many ILISA students, Spanish skills are a necessity in their current or future workplace. For you, language training is an investment in your job skills. Several of I ... [+]

We have successfully designed courses for professionals in various areas:

Executives Speech-language pathologists Lawyers Medical doctors, nurses and assistants Educators International aid workers Dentists Psychologists Diplomats Military officers Law enforcement officers Social workers Physicians MBA and MBA students Priests, seminarians or ministers Others

ILISA’s expertise lies in the customization of programs tailored entirely to the needs of each student individually. Classes can include visits to organizations of interest (i.e. doctors and nurses can visit a major hospital and/or a private clinic, lawyers can visit a court session and can be put into contact with local lawyers and teachers can visit a local school and/or university). You can also study and practice specialized vocabulary and skills to help you use Spanish in your own particular work environment.... [-]

Costa Rica San Pedro
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
Online
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ILISA Language School

Our volunteer program focuses on providing individuals a practical experience; hence, playing a big role in developing their career path. Volunteers will be involved in a ... [+]

Our volunteer program focuses on providing individuals a practical experience; hence, playing a big role in developing their career path. Volunteers will be involved in activities that respond to identified community needs with the aim to raise awareness of current issues. The student will be able to develop his or her analytical abilities, social skills, and ethical responsibilities.

The Volunteer program focuses on an educational experience combined with community service, giving the volunteer the opportunity to expand their knowledge and awareness on a specific area.

Program highlights Enjoy an educational and practical experience in Costa Rica Immerse completely in the coun... [-]
Costa Rica San Pedro
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 12 weeks
Campus
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ILISA Language School

LISA Instituto de Idiomas offers one-to-one tutoring sessions ideal for individuals with very specialized language needs. We provide private classes for 2, 4, 3 or 6 hour ... [+]

ILISA Instituto de Idiomas offers one-to-one tutoring sessions ideal for individuals with very specialized language needs. We provide private classes for 2, 4, 3 or 6 hours a day. This program is available for every level and follows the same scheduling as the Group-4 and Group-4 Plus programs. In addition, ILISA has been able to arrange student visits to local businesses, schools, hospitals, clinics, and many others in the past. The program emphasizes the improvement of general language skills and, depending on your needs, building skills and vocabulary related specifically to your interests or profession. It also includes language competence report covering listening and reading comprehension, writing and speaking skills, and if applicable, professional speaking skills.... [-]

Costa Rica San Pedro
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
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ILISA Language School

Learn Spanish in Costa Rica through Group 4 Plus, the most popular program at ILISA Instituto de Idiomas. It combines the Group Program plus two hours of private tutoring ... [+]

Learn Spanish in Costa Rica through Group 4 Plus, the most popular program at ILISA Instituto de Idiomas. It combines the Group Program plus two hours of private tutoring in the afternoon. The private lessons will be customized to match your personal interests and needs. These afternoon classes emphasize extending your active vocabulary and improving your proficiency. They are a great complement to the morning classes.

Program highlights Benefit from our professional approach Learn from excellent professors Learn quickly with effective teaching methods Enjoy the comfort of our great facility Have a fun cultural experience [-]
Costa Rica San Pedro
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
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ILISA Language School

Learn Spanish in Costa Rica! This program puts you in a group with students of a similar level. With a maximum of four students per group, your participation is assured a ... [+]

Learn Spanish in Costa Rica! This program puts you in a group with students of a similar level. With a maximum of four students per group, your participation is assured and your progress is guaranteed. Classes are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., with a 20-minute break at 10 a.m.

This program provides plenty of time for Spanish instruction while still allowing enough free time to enjoy our free cultural activities throughout the week. In the event that we are unable to place you in a group class due to differing skill levels, we shall instead provide 3 hours 15 minutes of individual (1:1) tutoring.

Program highlights Benefit from our professional approach Learn from excellent ... [-]
Costa Rica San Pedro
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Campus
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Kulturstudier

In Nicaragua we offer spanish studies on three levels, from beginners to advanced. In addition you do Latinamerican studies. The studies are offered in collaboration with ... [+]

Course in Spanish in Nicaragua

Study location: León, Nicaragua

In Nicaragua we offer spanish studies on three levels, from beginners to advanced. In addition you do Latinamerican studies. The studies are offered in collaboration with Nicaragua’s second largest public university, UNAN-Leon.

We help you to choose the level of Spanish Beginner - Spanish 1 and pre-course Intermediate Level - Spanish 1 Advanced - Spanish 2

The Spanish course accounts for 2/3 of the semester. The last 1/3 is Latinamerican studies. Together they make up a full semester - 30 ECTS credits.

Spanish

When you learn Spanish in a Spanish speaking country the course literature and the use of the new language is a part of everyday life. With a little initiative and determination, you learn to speak the language fluently.... [-]

Nicaragua León
August 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
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Kulturstudier

On the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, we offer a unique academic semester programme in multicultural pedagogics divided into the two courses Positive Psychology and Learning ... [+]

Course in Multicultural pedagogics

Study location: León, Nicaragua

On the pacific coast of Nicaragua, we offer a unique academic semester programme in multicultural pedagogics divided into the two courses Positive Psychology and Learning and Multicultural Pedagogy. The programme is offered in collaboration with Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua, León, which is Nicaragua’s second largest public university.

A combination of two courses:

1. Positive Psychology and Learning

Through the course of positive psychology and learning, the student will get an understanding of how the field of psychology can be used as a guidance towards the better life. Further, the course draws on new research in the field of positive psychology and combines this with practical exercises which you can test in your own life as a teacher, pedagogue or leader... [-]

Nicaragua León
August 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
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