Costa Rica, FECOEF

Total number of places per year (approximately)
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Area possibilities

We offer Community, Research, Drug Information Center, Hospital or Industry. Two areas can be chosen to work during the exchange period. - Community pharmacy: any year of study. Full command of spanish skills. - Research: any year of study. - National Drug Information Centre: at least 3rd year of studies, full command of spanish skills. - Industry: students in their last years of studies, basic knowledge of spanish is required. -Hospital: 4th year of studies at least, full command of spanish skills.

Length of training periods

Usually 1 month. From two weeks to 1 month at the National Drug Information Centre.

Available months and cities

Available cities: San José, Cartago, Alajuela, Heredia. For Community pharmacy, beach cities may be available. Available months: July - September.

Type accommodation

The participant can stay with either a host family or with students in an apartment.

Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration

No pocket money is provided Board is paid by the student.

Language requirements

Spanish acknowledgment desirable. - Full command of english if you don't speak spanish

Other requirements


Information on Work Permits and Visa

Some countries may need Visa to enter to Costa Rica. Please check out this information at the following link:,%20RESEARCHERS,% 20TEACHERS%20AND%20VOLUNTEERS.pdf

For extra information, please contact Costa Rica Embassy or Consulate at your country. If you need any invitation letter, it will be provided as soon as possible.

Selection Procedures

Chosen by the SEO and Association members. Please send your application as soon as possible, in order to have more possibilities to be selected. Bilateral exchanges can be considered.

Deadline to apply: February 1st