HHS 350 – Costa Rica

Zip-lining, HHS 350 - Costa Rica

Zip-lining, HHS 350 – Costa Rica

Do some zip-lining in Costa Rica during Spring break? HHS 350 students will!  Students who enroll in the Costa Rica section of HHS 350 will head way south to the wondrous land of Costa Rica for 9 days!

HHS 350, Costa Rica section, is a 3-unit course that fulfills the CHHS International Experience Requirement, SDSU GE Explorations Area B (Social and Behavioral Sciences), Cultural Diversity, and includes a 9-day international experience in San Jose, Costa Rica!

Lectures from SDSU faculty during the semester-long, ONLINE course will include the following topics:

  • historical aspects of international health and human services
  • economic development and health and social science
  • nutrition in a developing country
  • globalization, health, and HIV/AIDS



  • ONLINE course throughout Spring 2017 semester
  • Students must attend 3 mandatory, in-person, pre-departure meetings on the SDSU campus:
    • Friday, February 3, 2017, 12-1:30 pm
    • Friday, February 24, 2017, 12-1:30 pm
    • Friday March 10, 2017, 12-1:30 pm
  • 9-day international field experience: Saturday, March 25, 2017 through Sunday, April 2, 2017 (Note: Students depart the U.S. on Friday, March 24, 2017)

Field Experience

Spring 2017 Itinerary

Housing and Meals

Students are housed with families in Costa Rica (shared rooms), including two meals per day. Welcome group meal and farewell group meal also included.


3 units of SDSU resident credit.  This course satisfies SDSU’s GE Explorations Area B (Social and Behavioral Sciences), Cultural Diversity and CHHS International Experience requirements


Estimated program fee: $1,350 based on enrollment of at least 25 students

  • Program fee includes accommodation, some meals, in-country transportation, and activities
  • Program fee excludes SDSU tuition, mandatory international health insurance (approximately $60), airfare, Costa Rica airport departure tax (approx. $29), optional ziplining tour, and personal expenses

Non-refundable program fee due in full by January 18, 2017 in order to hold your space in the class. 

NOTE: Program fee payment can be made in Cash, Check or Debit ONLY! Credit cards not accepted at the Cashier’s window


  • Register during normal registration times via Webportal
  • Students in the following CHHS Schools may enroll in HHS 350 for the Spring semester:
    • Exercise & Nutritional Sciences
      • Athletic Training
      • Kinesiology
      • Foods & Nutrition
    • Nursing
    • Public Health
    • Social Work
      • Social Work
      • Gerontology
    • Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
  • Majors outside of CHHS are not eligible to enroll in this program.