Program Details

Plan for each course to meet two and a half hours a day, Monday through Thursday. Spanish for Health Professionals will focus on learning or improving both written and oral Spanish skills - especially those specific to health care. Healthcare in Yucatan w
Location:
Merida, Mexico
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Health professionals in the United States are working with an increasingly diverse population. Learn about a variety of health care settings in the Yucatan, which may include government-run social service hospitals, large private hospitals and clinics, as well as rural and urban health care programs. Explore the impact of cultural expectations and complex health issues as they relate to your profession in health care, social or public service. Students enroll in the following courses: Healthcare in Yucatan (taught in English) or Spanish for Health Professionals (minimum of two semesters of college Spanish required).

Plan for each course to meet two and a half hours a day, Monday through Thursday. Spanish for Health Professionals will focus on learning or improving both written and oral Spanish skills - especially those specific to health care. Healthcare in Yucatan will introduce you to Mexican expectations and styles of health care. Students can also expect to visits to NGOs, government run social service hospitals, large private hospitals and clinics as well as rural and urban health care.

The program fee includes: •Tuition for 6 semester hours of credit (3 Spanish language; 3 cross-cultural) •Accommodation with full board •On-site orientation and oversight by Merida program director •Personal Central College Abroad Advisor for pre-departure support •Optional online pre-departure course •Cultural activities •Overnight excursions •International Student Card •Welcome and Farewell receptions •Transcript
Setting Description:
Merida is an ideal location for global health studies because of its own diverse populations. Boasting a rich history of the ancient Maya people, Merida is also a prosperous modern city featuring many museums, art galleries, restaurants, theatres and shops located only 20 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. Students live in the Central College Abroad house where students learn about Yucatecan customs and traditions through daily interaction with the on-site staff. Located in a residential area of Mérida, once the private residence of a former governor. Living arrangements include: •Two-to-four person bedrooms •Living area •Dining area •Reference library •Classroom •Computer space and wireless network Most meals are served. The kitchen is open for student use at other times.
Cost:
Please visit the CCA website for current cost information.

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