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Medical Spanish Immersion
Universidad de Belgrano
The UB's urban campus is situated in the lovely residential neighborhood of Belgrano, surrounded by parks, homes, and embassy buildings. It is just a short walk from the ISA office and a quick subway or bus-ride from downtown Buenos Aires. The campus boasts computer labs, a large library, sports facilities, a theater, a cafeteria, and a number of study spaces and areas for students to relax between classes.
The UB was ranked 59th in the QS Latin American University Rankings in 2017 and is among the highest quality universities in Argentina. It has a strong tradition of internationalization, and is among the most popular universities for U.S. study abroad students. Over 900 study abroad students attend the UB each year from all corners of the globe. The UB's goals are to provide high-quality education, to promote research in all disciplines, and to foster the social and cultural development of the community.
Summer 4 2023
Jun 24, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023
Feb 15, 2023
Forms and Payment Deadline
Mar 01, 2023
120 Contact Hours
2.50 Minimum GPA*
- This session is closed and is no longer accepting applications.
Study Abroad Program Description
The Medical Spanish Immersion summer program is designed for students with an advanced level of Spanish who are interested in health care and medical terminology. During this 5 week program students will participate in a 60 hour intensive Spanish for Health Professionals course aimed to increase medical conversation vocabulary. In addition to the Spanish course, students will shadow healthcare professionals on 60 hours of clinical rotations. The opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to experiences in their medical placements will allow students to increase Spanish proficiency and cultural competence quickly. Students will be eligible for academic credit for the Spanish language course and will receive a certificate from their placement clinic for hours completed at their medical rotation.
The Spanish for Healthcare Professionals course is taught at the Universidad de Belgrano by local university professors and will include guest lectures from healthcare specialists. ISA participants will take classes alongside other international students. All students will complete a placement exam in order to determine eligibility for the program.
Students with two semesters of Spanish can enroll in Intensive Spanish Language Summer 1 program prior to this program in order meet the language eligibility requirement.
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.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
Students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of four semesters (six quarters) of college-level Spanish
To participate in this program, you must be 18 years of age or older.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Tuition at the Host University
Meals and Laundry Service
Bridging Cultures Orientation
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
The Medical Spanish Immersion summer program is designed for students with an advanced level of Spanish who are interested in health care and medical terminology. During this 5-week program, students will participate in two 60-hour courses. The Spanish for Health Professionals course is aimed to increase medical conversation vocabulary, and the Healthcare Practicum includes clinical rotations where students will be assigned to specific medical areas, such as Internal Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, and Neurology, as well as classroom engagement where students will apply critical reflection, through debate sessions, research projects and oral presentations. This a unique opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to experiences in their medical placements and increase Spanish proficiency and cultural competence quickly.
GPA of 2.5
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students’ home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements,
students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
All contact hours are listed as UB contact hours. ISA recommends the following U.S. Credits/U.S. Units:
For courses designed for international students
Intensive Language - Intensive Month/Summer Programs
120 UB Hours = 8 U.S. Credits or 12 U.S. Quarter Units
Semester/Summer PEAL, PALAS and Medical Immersion Summer
60 UB Hours = 4 U.S. Credits or 6 U.S. Quarter Units
30 UB Hours = 2 U.S. Credits or 3 U.S. Quarter Units
For courses with locals, the number of contact hours will vary, and will be listed on the course syllabus.
The transcript from the Universidad de Belgrano will reflect contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
Wondering how you’ll fund your program? ISA’s got you covered! If you receive financial aid for your home university, you will likely be able to use those funds for study abroad too. The first step is usually speaking with your home university. Check out the steps for using financial aid here.
Need to know how much to budget for a term abroad? Take a look at the additional expenses you might expect, depending on your program.
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. We offer over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, visit the scholarships and grants page.View all Funding Options
ISA Housing in Buenos Aires allows you to enjoy a memorable experience by living in an Argentine home with a local family or in a residencia with other international students. With an open mind and flexibility, the experience of living in another culture will be both educational and highly rewarding. This will be a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a new place and live as a local would, so take advantage and let yourself become a Porteño!
We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations; however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
If you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad, living with a host family is your ideal housing option. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA's resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and ensure a comfortable living situation. You will be provided with breakfast and dinner daily, and laundry service once a week. All of the ISA host families are located in some of the most vibrant and affluent neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, including Belgrano, Palermo, and Recoleta. Living with a host family will offer you glimpses of everyday life in the capital city with easy access to the Universidad de Belgrano. It is important to note that due to the dynamic and culture of Buenos Aires, most homestays consist of a single, older woman or an older couple. Although a few nuclear families are available, ISA cannot guarantee any specific type of homestay for students.
If you choose to live in the residencia, you will have your own roomr and you will have access to the kitchen during both the week and weekend. Unlike a typical dorm in the US, the residencia is not located on campus. Please contact ISA for more information on the residencia option and to request a residencia contract.
You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are responsible for researching and reserving housing, and paying all fees, deposits, and rent directly to the housing facility that you choose.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
Cultural Activities in Buenos Aires
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Buenos Aires. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Buenos AIres special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included a Tango dance class, Feria de Mataderos, Museo Evita, and Yerba Mate workshop.
The city of Tigre and its surrounding delta region is one of the most popular weekend getaways for porteños. This day-trip will consist of a stroll through the Puerto de Frutos, an open air market, and a boat ride through the river delta.
Día de Campo - Estancia
On this excursion, you will visit an estancia outside the city of Buenos Aires, where you will be served traditional asado in an authentic farmhouse, observe the traditional dances and games of rural communities, and have the chance to take carriage rides and go horseback riding.