Sometimes you need a break from heavy academic loads to regain momentum, refocus, gain strength to continue your higher education degree, and gain new perspectives about your path and development.
Did you know that Faculty sometimes take a leave or break from teaching to study, travel, or research for personal development? Students sometimes also need a break to reassess their well-being and connect with their inner needs. The Wellness Sabbatical or Retreat is about balancing the benefits of traveling to another country and engaging in light academic activity, personal coaching, and lots of activities to immerse in self-discovery and adventure.
Universidad Veritas has partnered with the Supportive Immersion Institute to offer a program that balances a very light academic load with coaching sessions, extracurricular activities, intercultural immersion, and adventure.
During the sabbatical, there is one required “core” course that all students will take: Sustainable Lifestyles: 9 dimensions of Healthy Living (4 credits). Besides this, students can choose a flexible schedule of activities, service, coaching sessions, dance, yoga, cooking, and Costa Rica exploration.
Universidad Veritas and our partner, Supportive Immersion Institute, have created the Wellness Study Abroad Sabbatical, not as a therapeutic program. If you are struggling with substance abuse, mood disorders, personality disorder, suicidal ideation, or similar challenges, we recommend you seek an appropriate environment to address your needs. If in doubt, you can talk to our mental health advisors at either organization to assess if this program is suitable for you.
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