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IES Abroad Santiago Summer - Health Studies
Santiago, Chile (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: IES 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2016 04/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Third Party Provider Language of Instruction: Spanish
Housing Options: Home Stay Program Advisor: Office of Education Abroad (Email
Courses Offered: Pre-Med Program Purpose: Study
Program Description:

IES Chile

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Santiago is a sophisticated, modern city with a population of more than 6.6 million residents. It is also the capital of Chile, the country with one of the strongest economies in South America.

Because Chile has a community-centered public health care system, studying in Santiago allows you to gain public health-related experience and an appreciation for culturally-based health care practices. You participate in clinical observation experiences, while improving your communication skills through a Spanish course for health practitioners.

All courses are conducted in Spanish and designed for students with advanced language skills. In addition, the program provides opportunities for holistic growth, including activities that will enhance your interpersonal and intercultural learning while in Chile.

All courses are conducted in Spanish and designed for students with advanced language skills. You enroll in the two required courses, for a total of 7 credits.


Clinical Observation Seminar - This course includes a seminar and an observation component. The seminar examines the global perspectives of Chilean health and health care systems. For the observation component, you participate in clinical observation in public, private, and community health care facilities.
Spanish for Health Care Practitioners - This intensive Spanish course reviews fundamental aspects of grammar and introduces vocabulary related to health care.