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A&M BIMS Spanish Certificate Study Abroad
Heredia, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2016 01/06/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Supervised Direct Enrollment
Academic Area:
Foreign Language, Science, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Academic College: College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Academic Department: Biomedical Science
Language courses available:
Language requirement:
Language of instruction:
Program Advisor:
Nykkiesha Starr
Housing: Homestay Classification: undergrad
Program Description:

BIMS Spanish Certificate Study Abroad

Faculty Leader

Dr. Elizabeth Crouch
Assistant Dean, Veterinary Medicine

Ms. Ashlyn N. Williams
Academic Advisor II, Biomedical Sciences


Study Abroad Advisor

Nykkiesha Starr 

BIMS Spanish Certificate

BIMS Spanish Certificate

BIMS Spanish Certificate





Spring Break 2016: March 12 - 20, 2016
Heredia, Costa Rica

Texas A&M and Sol Education Abroad are offering an innovative undergraduate program in Medical Spanish and community service to provide cultural immersion. Travel to Costa Rica for Spring Break! Fulfill your study abroad requirement for the BIMS International Certificate in Cultural Competency and Communication in Spanish.
This is a 9-day meaningful spring break program to immerse yourself in the wonders of tropical Costa Rica. This program is open to all Texas A&M students and in particular, it is aimed at allowing BIMS students an experience to complete their 9-day international requirement for the BIMS Spanish Certificate. This program is an amazing week full of language and cultural immersion activities, medical Spanish, terminology, community service, homestay, and excursions. Sol Education Abroad coordinates the program in association with Texas A&M University. Sol Education Abroad organizes all on-site programming aspects such as housing, meals, cultural activities, excursions, community service, resident director support, and much more.
  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and in good academic standing with the University
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $1,545
Program Fee Paid to Sol Education to include Lodging, Meals, Cultural Activities, Excursions, Community service $1,445   
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $100  
Estimated Additional Expenses - Not Included in Program Fee $845+
International Airfare $700  
Travel Documents (passport and visa--if needed) $145  
Personal Spending varies  
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office, or website here:

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers two scholarship programs: The International Education Fee Scholarship and the Study Abroad Fellowship. Both of these scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid:
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.