Interns with Child and Family Health International (CFHI) in Ecuador will complete rotations in a variety of clinical and non-profit care facilities. They will have the opportunity to study Spanish while volunteering at several non-profits and participating in clinical rotations at local healthcare facilities. Through these opportunities, interns will gain exposure to Ecuador’s public healthcare system while expanding Spanish language skills with a focus in medical vocabulary. Intensive Spanish language courses and homestays included.
During the first five weeks of the program, students will have a chance to learn about the social and economic issues for the most underserved communities by participating in rotations at local non-profit organizations providing services to underserved communities, such as local public nurseries, a center for homeless children as well as a local public kindergarten.
- Develop a larger sense of cultural competency.
- Observe and develop existing clinical skills.
- Broaden public health knowledge.
- Develop creativity in problem-solving.
- Deepen their commitment to service.