Students may choose between the following Program Terms:
Health Sciences & Medical Spanish - Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia - Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
The Health Sciences & Medical Spanish program allows students who are interested in the Health Sciences field to engage in a cultural immersion experience. Students will complete a Medical Spanish course and then break off into one of two tracks: Community Medicine or Global and Public Health.
Students are required to have an intermediate or higher Spanish level, and will combine their field work and classroom experience with a Medical Spanish course. This is a crucial component of the program as the service for good health care depends on effective communication. Students will be expected to understand specific terminology in order to follow their physician's communication and proper diagnosis for their patients.
The Health Sciences & Medical Spanish program offers two track options:
Community Medicine- The Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia defines Community Medicine as a branch of medicine that is concerned with the health of the members of a community. The emphasis in community medicine is on the early diagnosis of disease, the recognition of environmental and occupational hazards to good health, and the prevention of disease in the community. It provides comprehensive health services ranging from preventive, curative to rehabilitative services. It focuses on the health problems of communities, as well as on those of individuals who are part of the community. Students will work at one of the many health establishments associated with the program, 20 hours a week. They will receive 3 weekly hours of theoretical classes on Community Medicine.
Global and Public Health-The Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia best explains this track to be directed at university students and professionals who seek an intensive academic and hands-on experience looking at public health and community health in Peru. To understand the actors, as well as barriers and opportunities in a vulnerable community's access to health care, students will participate in multidisciplinary coursework, field visits, a research project from start to finish, and an intervention to improve health in an indigenous community.
Spanish Language & Peruvian Studies - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
This program is for students at the intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish proficiency. Students who arrive in Lima having completed one full year of college-level Spanish will likely place into intermediate-level courses. Students who arrive in Lima having completed two full years of college-level Spanish will likely place into advanced-level courses.
Advanced-level students choose from two of the three courses available per summer session. Intermediate-level students will enroll in Intermediate Spanish Language Grammar and Intermediate Spanish Language Conversation.
All courses are held at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru and are instructed by host university faculty. Classmates are ISA students.
Business, Literature & Spanish Language - Universidad del Pacífico - Universidad del Pacífico
ISA's Lima Summer program is open to students of all levels of Spanish proficiency. Beginning level students can choose from the courses in English, intermediate level students can choose intermediate Spanish courses or courses in English, and advanced students can choose to take electives and/or grammar at the advanced level as well as courses in English.