Semester / Trimester
Health Care Courses in English & Medical Spanish
Universidad VeritasWinter 3 2018 + Service-Learning (Early Jan, 2018 to Early Apr, 2018)
Catalog Code: ISJEW1218
ISA Academic Information
This program is open to students at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish proficiency. It is designed for students wishing to expand their knowledge of health care practices abroad while improving their Spanish.
This program provides students with the opportunity to gain both classroom and practical, hands-on communication experience. Students may also enroll in courses offered in any of the courses offered in the Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies program to complete their total enrollment. A placement exam will be taken to determine language level.
In order to ensure that they have enough time to devote to their service learning commitment, students should select no more than one 80-hour Spanish language course and should fill their remaining schedule with electives, including at least one Health Care elective instructed in English. Students may choose to add an additional intensive month program(s) to the trimester/semester program.
Language courses are held in the morning while elective courses are held in the afternoon. There may be weekend or afternoon field trips associated with health care courses.Service-Learning Information
In addition to their academic courses, students will have the opportunity to spend 5-10 hours per week at a host organization, increasing language proficiency and gaining valuable international experience. Placements are arranged prior to arrival in the host country and language requirements vary. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information on placement opportunities.
Service-Learning placements are coordinated by ISA and have no affiliation with the university. Students will develop a Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activities.
Students can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the Academic Credit page of the ISA Service-Learning website for more information.
Prices & Dates
Early January, 2018 - Early April, 2018Session Dates:
To be Announced *Price:
November 1, 2017Application Due Date:
November 15, 2017Final Forms & Payments Due:
Currently Accepting Applications!Admissions Status:
*prices and dates are subject to change
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
Minimum Admissions Prerequisites
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
Applicants must be studying a health profession such as pre-med, nursing, pharmacy or biology.
ISA Service-Learning placement eligibility is determined by a resume, cover letter and Spanish language interview upon application. Placements are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and participants are encouraged to apply 3-5 months before the application deadline.
Additional Program Options
Service-LearningService-Learning placements are offered in this site and may be combined with an ISA academic program. Email moc.daorbaseiduts@gninraelecivres or speak with a program manager at 512-777-2868 about your options.
Mission WorkISA's Veritas Christian Study Abroad division adds ministry service opportunities and spiritual support to existing ISA programs. Students interested in participating in missions while studying abroad must apply to a Veritas program (Visit veritasabroad.com to view program options). Veritas programs promote spiritual growth through the on-site support of a Mission Mentor as well as engaging academic and mission experiences. Speak with a Veritas representative at 512-215-3797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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