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|Restrictions:||F&M applicants only|
|Language of Instruction:||Spanish||Minimum GPA:||2.75|
|Housing Options:||Homestay||Term:||Academic Year, Fall, Spring|
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|IES||Language Pre-Requisite:||4 semesters|
|Program Advisor:||Dean Ali Janicek||Program Type:||Community-Based Learning Opportunities, Direct Enrollment at Local University, Internship Opportunities, Study Center|
With a population of more than five million people, Santiago is both the capital of Chile and its largest city. Its residents have a community-centered public health system, one that you'll be able to observe and experience first-hand when you study health studies in Santiago.
Designed for advanced Spanish students in health-related majors such as Pre-Med, Nursing, and Public Health, as well as students in other health-related fields, this study abroad program offers valuable insight into Santiago’s health care system. You will develop health care-related experience while improving your communication skills through a Spanish course for health practitioners.
What You'll Study
Courses offered include:
- Spanish for Health Care Practitioners – This course is designed to help you develop Spanish language skills for a career in health. It stresses the acquisition of medical vocabulary, as well as health-related and intercultural communication skills.
- Health Studies Seminar – This unique course includes a seminar that provides a background and context for health care in Chile, as well as an observership that includes 80 hours of relevant experience. You have three options for the practicum:
- Clinical Observation – Visit private and public clinics/hospitals and interact with different health care professionals.
- Community Health – Work with a not-for-profit organization that works in underprivileged neighborhoods to promote health education and improve living conditions. You will be matched according to your skills and experience.
- Clinical Public Health – Visit and observe up close the different specialties in Chile’s largest public hospital, Dr. Sotero del Río. You will be able to choose among the variety of hospital departments and environments to focus your experience even more.
InternshipsOnce you indicate your interest in an internship, we work with you to find the ideal internship placement that fulfills your academic and career goals. We’ve placed students with a wide variety of organizations and businesses. If we don’t currently work with a business or organization in your field of interest, we will search for a placement that’s right for you. Past students have interned in the following fields:
- Government & Politics
- Museum Sciences
Visit the website for more information regarding housing, the course curriculum, daily life, and more.
Franklin & Marshall Academic Policy
F&M requires all students to enroll in a full course load at the host institution or off-campus study program. You can typically find this information on the program partner's website. In many cases, this will be four or five courses for a semester. Many programs grant course credit in U.S. semester credit hours. Franklin & Marshall will award four F&M course credits for a total of 15 or 16 U.S. semester credit hours. If the total number of credits for your program is more than 16 or less than 15, divide the total number by four to find out how many course credits you will receive (this includes summer study).
Courses on off-campus study programs must be taken for a letter grade, not on a pass/no pass basis. Grades from off-campus study program courses will appear on your Franklin & Marshall transcript, but they will not be calculated into your cumulative GPA.
Courses taken off-campus may be able to satisfy major, minor, language or distribution requirements (Arts, Humanities, Social Science, Non-Western Cultures or Natural Science Lab) in addition to general elective credit. Courses may fulfill more than one requirement. Please note that Franklin & Marshall cannot issue transfer credit for a course taken in a department that is not represented at the College. If a course does not clearly fall under a department, the off-campus study advising staff can help you determine whether or not it can be accepted for credit.
Franklin & Marshall Housing Policy
Housing options during your off-campus study program will vary by program. Some programs may allow students to choose their housing option; other programs require all students to live in a certain type of housing. Typical housing arrangements may include apartments, homestays, or on-campus housing at a local university. Please visit the program homepage to determine your program's housing options or requirements.
Please note that some programs may offer students the option to pursue independent housing (outside of the regular housing options provided by the program). F&M does not allow students to choose independent housing unless there is a significant academic or cultural reason (such as wanting to live in a homestay when only apartment housing is provided). Independent housing carries many risks and F&M and the program provider cannot provide any support to students who pursue independent housing. Students who are interested in pursuing independent housing will need to contact their off-campus study adviser to petition for approval to pursue this option.
Financial Policy, Financial Aid and Scholarships
During the academic year, students will continue to be eligible for financial aid during a term of off-campus study. This includes federal and state loans and Franklin & Marshall merit scholarships and need-based grants. In general, eligibility for financial aid is based on Franklin & Marshall tuition, cost of housing and meals from the off-campus study program, and an allowance for books and personal expenses. Your annual estimated family contribution as generated by your FAFSA will remain the same regardless of program costs. Students who receive Grant-in-Aid benefits will continue to access these benefits for the semester off-campus. This benefit is only available to students of eligible full-time F&M faculty and staff.
Students may be eligible for additional scholarships outside of F&M, please review the Scholarships section of the website for more information.