Hours: 20 hours per week of the medical field experience in addition to 10 hours of Intensive Spanish Language instruction. If the student would like to enroll in private medical Spanish classes instead of the included general language instruction, the nu
- Cusco, Peru
- Program Type:
- Volunteer Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Work Types:
- 1-3 months
- Program Description:
- If you’re studying to be a healthcare professional and want to experience what medicine is like south of the Equator, then BridgeAbroad’s Spanish & Medical Field Experience program in Cusco, Peru is for you!
You’ll spend at least two weeks studying Spanish and experiencing the healthcare system in Peru first-hand. You’ll assist with patient care and administrative work at a local healthcare facility. It’s a great way to test out a potential career field and to build your Spanish skills as you jump headlong into Peru’s fascinating culture.
Hours: 20 hours per week of the medical field experience in addition to 10 hours of Intensive Spanish Language instruction. If the student would like to enroll in private medical Spanish classes instead of the included general language instruction, the number of hours per week would reduce to five hours (for no additional cost). Credits: Students who take at least four weeks of Spanish language classes will be eligible to receive 3-4 course credits, depending on the language level, for an additional fee. Language of Instruction: Spanish Minimum Spanish Proficiency Required: Beginner. Before your program, you will complete Bridge’s Online Spanish Placement test to determine your proficiency level and match you with the class and placement that are right for you. Placement Details?: Healthcare placements are generally located in specialized living facilities and involve working with people who are physically or mentally disabled, assisting elderly patients, or working with HIV infected children or adults. Volunteers assist with all facets of caring for the patients, including general care and companionship, distributing/sorting medications, feeding, bathing, and ensuring patients’ overall well-being. This might include changing beds, conversation-talk therapy, workshops (e.g. exercise, dental care), and even arts and crafts. Admission Requirements: Must be a student of medicine or related health science field Some fields (such as pediatrics) may require applicants to have direct experience in the field
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- Setting Description:
- Why Study in Cusco? Peru was the center of the Inca civilization, however it has more to offer than just Machu Picchu. The Amazon River runs through the jungles to the east, the peaks of the Andes run the length of the country, and both offer travelers excellent opportunities for adventure and cultural travel in Peru. Peru is also home to undiscovered beaches on its north Pacific coast rivaling anything Central America or the Caribbean can offer. Peru’s diverse cultures and civilizations culminated in the well-known Inca Empire, and were some of the most advanced in the world. These ancient cultures left behind one of the richest collections of architecture, metallurgy, ceramics, and textiles known to man. Peru shares borders to the north with Ecuador, to the south with Chile and Bolivia, and to the east with Columbia and Brazil. Peru’s geography, climates, and cultures are very diverse due to the natural variation of its regions, which include the coast, the Andes, and the Amazon j
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