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WELLNESS STUDENT SABBATICAL

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.

Logistics & HOUSING

Academic LOAD & OPTIONS

ACTIVITIES & CR 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.

Students can choose a flexible schedule of activities, services, coaching sessions, dance, yoga, cooking, and Costa Rica exploration activities.

These are different components of this well-being experience and program you can mix and match

Sustainable Lifestyles: 9 dimensions of Healthy Living

This course will provide a light academic load and tools critical to...

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Coaching Sessions & Your Growth Plan

You will have individual and group coaching sessions to go over some...

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Activities and Country Exploration

We often associate wellness with inspiring nature retreats, restorative yoga classes, healthy...

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Housing and Logistics

Many of our homestay families in San Jose have worked with Veritas...

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Ground transportation logistics

You can choose our support to arrange an airport pickup to take...

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Program budget & optional components

You can enroll in the essential Wellness Student Sabbatical to structure your...

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