Admissions: On-Campus Services: Health Care

Children playing in the playgroundDr. John Longworth, a family care specialist, is on campus two mornings a week to provide primary medical attention for students and their children.

Dr. Longworth also sees patients at Clínica Bíblica, located in downtown San José. He may be reached via his beeper services after office hours. Clínica Bíblica is a premier modern medical facility that is located 15 minutes from the Institute. It is one of the finest medical facilities in all of Central America; and is operated by a local Christian medical association. It offers first class service in obstetrics, pediatrics, cardiology, surgery, dermatology, radiology, and specialists in all areas.


Dental Care

Dental care is excellent and cheaper here.

There is a dentist across the street from the Institute that is highly recommended by past and present students.

Required Medical Information

When preparing to come to Costa Rica, please bring copies of your children’s immunization records.

Keep in mind that it is a good idea to know the blood type of each person in your family.

If anyone in your family, who will be attending the Institute, Sojourn Academy, or Rayitos de Sol Day Care has a medical condition it should be brought to the attention of the Administration. Adults with medical condition are to notify the Admissions Coordinator (select "Admissions" in the To: field of the Contact Us form). For children, notify Sojourn Academy's Principal (via Sojourn's Contact Us form). They will discuss with you the best way for you to get in touch with the school’s doctor before you come.

Melissa Wood with a group of children

Melissa Wood
(Class of '11)

These last nine months at the Institute have truly been nothing but a joyous experience. I came to the Institute with absolutely no Spanish background and will be graduating in December with the ability to not only speak, but to write and read in this beautiful language, as well. The faculty and teachers as a whole have such vision and passion to see the students succeed and take personal interest in seeing this come to pass. The atmosphere is a blessing to come to each day...and I thank God for the opportunity to study at a school that strives for excellence and to be surrounded by such positive influence pointing me towards Christ in my learning.



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