Our programs in Ecuador run in both Otavalo and Quito. Otavalo is a mountainous community famous for its indigenous population and indigenous market. Quito is a modern city nestled in the high mountains of Ecuador.
Our location in Costa Rica
Our programs in Costa Rica are based in Santo Domingo de Heredia. Santo Domingo is a suburb to the north of San José. It’s not a tourist community, it’s perfect for immersion. It also gives us great access to hotspots around Costa Rica
Medical Spanish Immersion & International Rotation Informational Webinar.
This video is 12 minutes, so grab some paper to make notes, and dive in to the details of the best medical Spanish immersion trip for healthcare. In this info webinar you will learn all about:
The purpose and mission of our programs
The towns we’re based in
How the 4 unique components work for you
How to be certain if this trip is right for you
Our goals for you
Schedule and budget requirements
3 ways we help you make a difference with your Spanish-only patients
The day to day schedule on immersion
Additional budgeting items to consider
Diversity and Inclusivity on Spanish Immersion
Our mission of Impacting Communities Through Language extends to ALL travelers and learners regardless of age, gender identity, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.
Elective International Rotations & Spanish Immersion FAQs:
What if I don’t match for residency while I’m on international rotation with Common Ground?
Great question! Most students that are on international rotation with us during their match day take the morning off and make sure that everything goes smoothly. If there is any problem with your match, you have as much time as you need to scramble and figure out your residency plans.
Can I modify the length and/or start dates of my elective rotation with Common Ground?
Of course! Most start dates and rotation lengths are very flexible. You’ll want to make sure that you’re still meeting minimum requirements for your home university, but we’ll do all we can to make the rotation accessible for you.
Is this program approved with my school?
Maybe. Maybe not. Either way we’re happy to do the paperwork for you to make sure you get the credit you need with your program.
What are the clinical placements like on this rotation?
Clinical placements are an option in Costa Rica provided you register with enough advance timing in order for us to complete the paperwork and formal submission process on your behalf. However, most students do not complete a clinical rotation with Common Ground abroad. Most students work with the rest of the immersion team on public health education topics in Spanish. These public & community health education topics allow you to integrate into local underserved communities and really improve your oral Spanish proficiency.