• Chile
Subject Areas
Health Sciences Hispanic Studies Hospitality Language Studies

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Jul 24, 2020
Oct 25, 2019
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About Program

This program, aimed at students and professionals in health-related fields, offers resources for building Spanish language skills for ​​public health, with an emphasis on topics such as epidemiology, biostatistics, global health, environmental health, and mental health, among others.

This program will be delivered through a three-credit online course and a three-credit immersion course in Arica, Chile. The program will employ experiential learning opportunities and include lessons in grammar and vocabulary related to the program theme. Discussion sessions will provide opportunities to practice and develop Spanish language skills for use in medical contexts and other practical health care scenarios.

Northern Chile has a well-established network of professionals in medical and public health services. While in Arica, you will have opportunities to practice your Spanish through interactions with medical and public health professionals.

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Program Highlights

  • Build Spanish language skills to prepare for a career as a health professional.
  • Develop and practice your language skills during field visits. (J-term)
  • Experience daily life with homestay families in Arica and Putre. (J-term)
  • Learn about traditional medicine and intercultural health practices.


SIT Robert Kantor Memorial Scholarship

Each year one student will be granted $10,000 in scholarship aid to study abroad with a SIT program. Funded by individual donors and foundations, the requirements are tight: seeking first-generation college students who've never traveled abroad before, currently attend an HBCU, and demonstrate strong financial need.


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