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Academics - January Term 2022

Veritas University

Veritas University was founded in 1975 as a college of the Universidad Autónoma de Centroamérica, the first private university in Costa Rica. In 1991, Veritas University became an independent university and has since grown to become one of the most highly regarded private universities in the Latin American academic community.

Veritas is fully accredited by the Costa Rican Ministry of Education. It has an urban campus, equipped with modern facilities including computer labs, a well-maintained library and a cafeteria. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

Academic Overview

Choose either of the health care courses listed, both of which are taught in English. A minimum enrollment of 5 students is required for a course to run.

Field trips Both courses will include field trips to medical and community health facilities. These may include visits to local organizations such as a doctor’s clinic, an HIV clinic, an alcohol and drug dependency unit and a psychiatric hospital.

Admissions requirements Open to high school graduates, college first years, sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Lower GPAs will be considered on a case by case basis. No previous Spanish language study required. Evidence of academic ability is required in the form of your most recent transcript.

Attendance is mandatory and students are only allowed to have one excused absence. If a student is absent more than one day, they will automatically fail the course and lose the academic credits.

Credits Each course totals 45 hours and is taught Monday through Friday for a total of 3 credits.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by Veritas University. One official copy will be sent to the student’s home institution on completion of the program.

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