Program Details

Fall Academic Program -
Studies in Global Health -
The Studies in Global Health program exposes students to a health care system different than their own and provides Spanish language preparation for a future career in health care. Two semesters
Location:
Merida, Mexico
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
Merida, a city of nearly a million people, is a city of both new and old. The modern urban areas in the north 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. In Merida, Central College Abroad offers two programs – Language and Culture (spring semester), and Studies in Global Health (fall semester). The heart of the Language and Culture program is the immersive experience in the classroom and the community that will dramatically improve your Spanish, even if it’s not your specialty. The Studies in Global Health program exposes students to a health care system different than their own and provides Spanish language preparation for a future career in health care.

Fall Academic Program -
Studies in Global Health -
The Studies in Global Health program exposes students to a health care system different than their own and provides Spanish language preparation for a future career in health care. Two semesters of college Spanish is required. A typical course load is 13-16 credit hours. The academic program is broken down into four required areas:
•Culture Course
•Spanish language course
•Central College Abroad courses
•Internship or service-learning placement

Spring Academic Program -
Language and Culture -
The heart of the Language and Culture program is the immersive experience in the classroom and the community that will dramatically improve your Spanish, even if it is not your specialty. Courses are o¬ffered in both English and Spanish. A typical course load is 12-17 credit hours. The academic program is broken down into five areas:
•Culture Course required of all students
•Spanish language courses, one at minimum required
•Central College Abroad electives taught by local and visiting faculty
•Affiliate university electives for students who can demonstrate advanced language skills •Internships and service-learning available for all language levels

What's included:
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•Guaranteed housing in Central College Abroad residence or homestay with a local Yucatecan family. Both options include all meals (Mon-Fri and brunch on Saturday)
•Computer/internet access at the Central College Abroad residence
•Week-long orientation
•Excursions and cultural events such as a five-day trip to the state of Chiapas
•Internship and service-learning opportunities (optional)
•24-hour staff and reception
•On-site resident director and support services
•Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support
•Optional online pre-departure and re-entry course
•Central College Abroad Student Survival Guide and Parent handbook
•Supplemental travel insurance, including mental health coverage, emergency evacuation and more
•International student ID card provided by INEXT
•Transcript from Central College, a U.S. institution fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Setting Description:
Merida is known as "White City" because of the large use of white limestone and white paint. This traditional city depicts much of the splendor of Colonial Mexico. The sheer age of this city gives it an old world flavor, but the fact that so many of these structures were built to last has enabled a level of preservation that makes you feel you have stepped back in time. This is by no means to say that Merida still exists in a time warp; there is old and new exhibited in everything from fashion to architecture.
As the state and regional capital, Merida is a cultural center, featuring multiple museums, art galleries, restaurants, movie theatres and shops. Music and dance play an important part in day-to-day life, offering students free cultural activities every night and weekend, as does visual art. The famous avenue, Paseo de Montejo, is lined with original sculptures. Each year, the MACAY Museum in Merida mounts a new sculpture installation, featuring works from Mexico and one oth
Cost:
Please visit the CCA website for additional information.

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