Intensive Medical Simulation

Universidad Católica de Valencia
Valencia, Spain
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Popular Subject Areas

    Intensive Medical Simulation

  • Location

    Valencia

  • Host University

    Universidad Católica de Valencia

    Offering courses taught in English in the health field as well as providing internships in both Spanish and English, the Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV) hosts about 11,000 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students per year. It was founded in 2003, and is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain. Popular areas of study include biology, chemistry, sports sciences, Spanish, and nursing. The Universidad Católica de Valencia is consistently well-ranked among Spanish and European higher educational institutions.

  • Term

    Summer 3 2024

  • Program Dates

    May 23, 2024 - Jun 08, 2024

  • Program Length

    Summer

  • Application Deadline

    Mar 25, 2024

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    Apr 10, 2024

  • Credit

    3 Credits

  • Eligibility

    3.00 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $3,450

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Study Abroad Program Description

This Intensive program offers students the opportunity to gain practical medical knowledge through simulation scenarios in the UCV virtual hospital. Students majoring in the Health Science fields who have completed at least 2 years of college-level coursework will be trained on the use of advanced devices and technical and nontechnical skills in different clinical scenarios.

Training is offered in the following competencies:

Hard skills such as: catheterization, vital signs monitoring, airway management training, life support, aseptic tasks, auscultation, abdominal examination, sensory exploration, oxygen therapy, ultrasound, mechanical ventilation, and obstetrics, among many others. All these skills will be practiced at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Soft skills such as: clinical thinking, communication skills, role-playing, etc.

This program can accept a limited number of students. Enrollment will be on a rolling basis and the application will close when the program fills. Students who wish to be added to the wait list after the application closes can email the ISA Valencia Program Manager.

Students may complete the "Intensive Medical Simulation" program and the "Health Science and Spanish Culture" program back to back. The Medical Simulation course can also be followed by an internship. For more information about these options, please contact your ISA Valencia Program Manager.

Enjoy Flexibility with ISA Flex

We’ve partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to help you overcome common study abroad challenges by adding an ASU Online course to your ISA program. With more than 2,100 courses to choose from, ISA Flex minimizes academic challenges, like major requirements and limited course options, so you can make the most of your experience abroad. Once you’ve applied, access the Flex form in your ISA Student Portal for more information on how to add this to your program and enroll in the course you need.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Must be a Health Science Major and have taken at least 2 years (4 semesters, 6 quarters) of college-level coursework.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Spanish Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Orientation

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Credits

3

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

3

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

4

Academic Information

Course Selection

  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the ISA Valencia Program Manager.

Course Credit

  • Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by your home institution, for the duration of the program.

Transcripts

  • The transcript from the UCV will reflect U.S. credits for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program

Courses

Universidad Católica de Valencia
Misc. School
Medicine
Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

ISA is here to support you when it comes to navigating identity questions related to traveling abroad, providing resources and information for your accessibility needs, and identifying funding for your program abroad.

SUPPORT TEAM

Our U.S. staff is available to support you though every stage of your study abroad journey. Please reach out with any questions about ISA programs or life on-site to your country-specific Program Manager.

Our on-site staff are there for you as soon as you arrive in country and will support you throughout your time abroad.

U.S. Team

Marlee Nangle

Program Manager, Spain

VALENCIA TEAM

Manuel Gutierrez

Resident Director, Spain

María Vilar

Student Services Coordinator, Spain

Francesco Pomponio

Cultural Activities Coordinator, Spain

Identity Resources

Accessibility & Accommodations

With our wide portfolio of program types and locations, we’re confident there is a suitable, accessible program for each student.

Securing accommodations abroad can take time, so we ask that those with requests inform ISA early in the advising process. We recommend reaching out to your Program Manager or our Accessibility Team (accessibilityteam@studiesabroad.com) to discuss your accessibility needs or accommodations abroad.

Destination Information

Our diversity pages for each ISA destination include information on Indigenous communities, languages, race and ethnicity, religion, LGBTQIA+, and disability access. We hope it will help when reflecting upon and contextualizing intersectionality in your host community.

Identity Blog

ISA offers students the opportunity to blog about their experiences abroad from their own diverse perspectives. These posts can be found on the ISA Student Blog, and interested students should email diversity@studiesabroad.com for more information.

Funding

All students should have the opportunity to study abroad. To help make this a reality, ISA offers a variety of scholarships to help cover your study abroad costs. To learn more about our scholarship opportunities, check out our scholarships & grants page!

If you receive financial aid from your home university, you can likely use those funds for study abroad, as well. Speak with your home university’s financial aid office to learn about your options. Check out steps for using financial aid.

Questions about scholarships and funding? Email us at higheredfinaid@worldstrides.org

Housing

Studying abroad in Spain gives you the opportunity to experience various aspects of the Spanish culture you wouldn't otherwise have. Depending on your housing option, you will either be within walking distance to your university or conveniently located near public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings (with the exception of the Residencia to the UCV and FSU) generally range between 15 and 40 minutes will be contingent on housing and class locations. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Apartment

Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking complete independence during your time abroad. Apartments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. Rent and utilities are included in the program price, and each apartment is fully furnished. Apartments, spread throughout the city, typically house three-five ISA students, with shared room occupancy. Meals and laundry service are not included.

In this ISA housing option, you will pay a $300 security deposit. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Homestay

Host families are a great choice if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA’s resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable situation. Homestays will provide three meals a day and laundry service once a week. You will typically share a room with another ISA student of the same legal gender. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Albufera

Albufera Natural Park is one of the most representative and valuable wetlands nature preserves of Valencia and, more generally, of the Mediterranean coastal region. You will get to explore the Albufera Natural Park by going to El Palmar Island and riding a boat across the lagoon while gaining a better understanding of the park’s ecosystem and admire the typical Albufera houses, or barracas.
After this you will learn in the northern orchards how to cook the traditional paella.

Cultural activities in Valencia

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Valencia. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Valencia special.

These activities vary each term, but previous offerings have included tours of local museums such as the Oceanografic Valencia and the Museo Fallero, and a Farm to the table paella cooking experience where students went to a local rice farm to see how ingredients for paella are produced before participating in a paella cooking course. 

 

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