Open to students who have completed two semesters or more of college-level Spanish. Learn about a variety of healthcare settings in the Yucatán, which may include government-run social service hospitals, private hospitals and clinics, and rural and urban healthcare programs. Explore the impact of cultural expectations and complex health issues as they relate to healthcare professions. Students’ professional development is enhanced by two weeks of shadowing local health professionals in their area of interest. Examples include nursing, medicine, nutrition, physical therapy, speech therapy, mental health and health education.
Plan for each course to meet two and a half hours a day, Monday through Thursday. Spanish for Health Professionals will focus improving written and oral Spanish skills - especially those specific to health care. Healthcare in Yucatán will introduce you to Mexican expectations and styles of health care. Students can also expect to visit NGO's, government run social service hospitals, large private hospitals and clinics, as well as rural and urban health care.
Mérida , a city of nearly a million people, is a city of both new and old. The modern urban areas in the northern part of the city stand in contrast to the historic downtown and bustling markets where you can hear the call of the elote (corn on the cob) lady and the clack of horse-drawn carts.
Located in a residential neighborhood, the Central College house was once the home of a former governor. The household arrangements include two-to-four person bedrooms, classrooms, dining room, living room, and kitchen. Meals are served family style and combine Yucatecan, Mexican, and international cuisine. Meals are included Monday-Friday.
If you prefer a more authentic immersive Yucatecan experience, live with a host family carefully chosen by Central College staff. The homestay immerses you in language, cuisine, and lifestyle of the Yucatán.
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*Airfare is not included. Dates subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until you receive your official program calendar.
Deadline for Applications: March 1. A completed application file must include: application, essay, transcript, two faculty evaluation forms, and study abroad approval form. Apply now.
Program deposit: $500 (due within two weeks of acceptance).