||Jan 9, 2000 - Jan 28, 2000
of site institution (3-4 words):
||Language Immersion Program
a language requirement? If so, state language:
Spanish language program
- Please describe your activities while abroad (eg, seeing
patients, clinical research, public health project, etc.):
The coursework consisted of 4 hours per day of one-on-one
language instruction with supplementary cultural activities,
2 hours of grammar and 2 of conversation.
- Please describe the range of activities available,
in addition to yours:
- Would you recommend this institution to other Penn
medical students? Why?
If you are considering any clinical work in South America
and need to learn Spanish, I cannot recommend this program
highly enough. It is very affordable, you are placed with
a local family, and the teachers are wonderful.
- What did you not like?
Expensive, difficult to arrange as this is not a rotation
organized for US med students. Although the activities are
primarily observational, this is a resident-level style
of program so the more you know about ophtho the more you
will get out of it.
- Is there an application process for this institution?
How does one arrange a visit? Are there important dates
to know about?
Email them or check out the website (http://www.cedei.org)
for an online application.
- What costs were associated with the trip, other than
transportation. Please include institutional fees, housing
costs, food, etc.:
The cost came out to about $550 US for 3 weeks of the
Spanish courses (4 hours per day) which included full room
and board with a local family. You can go for any length
of time you choose.
- Did you receive funding for this trip? If so, from
whom and for how much? Please provide important information,
such as contacts, application procedure, and due dates:
- Would you agree to be contacted by other students interested
in this site? If so, please give your name and contact information:
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