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Medical Spanish Abroad This Summer Anyone?

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k__d k__d (New) New

Has 6 years experience.

Hello! My name's Kara. I will be a transfer student into the Nursing program at Simmons College in Boston this Fall 2009.

I took Spanish in high school and college but I can tell my skills are quickly slipping away! I would like to brush up on my Spanish while also getting a grasp on medical Spanish vocabulary. Amerispan.com offers some interesting programs abroad in Spanish-speaking countries. They are offered to medical students, nursing students and other health professionals interested year-round. Here is a link to the programs offered: http://www.amerispan.com/salud_medical_spanish_programs/where.asp

I'm planning on applying for one of their programs that begin on any Monday year-round, hopefully in early- to mid- July (for approximately four weeks).

I'm just wondering if any other Nursing students/nurses/etc in Boston or anywhere would be interested as well? I'd love to find someone(s) to possibly room with or just to enjoy siteseeing with on the weekends off. I think I'm leaning toward the Heredia, Costa Rica program as it is fairly-priced and includes some really awesome tourist destinations/activities. I also read in the testimonials that the clinical shadowing in Costa Rica is very beneficial.

Anyway, this is my first post! I look forward to any responses!

Thanks!

Edited by k__d

I am SOO excited that I saw your post!! I am soo interested in doing this! The only problem with your program is that I'm not intermediate, I'm mid-beginner so I'm going to look for a program tailored to that. Plus I need to check with work and ask about getting that much time off. Wow I am soo excited!!!

THANKS!

I'd be VERY interested. I'll check the link and see what I could do.

fiveofpeep

Specializes in critical care, PACU. Has 2 years experience.

this sounds awesome for after I graduate (and have $$/time)

k__d

Has 6 years experience.

I am SOO excited that I saw your post!! I am soo interested in doing this! The only problem with your program is that I'm not intermediate, I'm mid-beginner so I'm going to look for a program tailored to that. Plus I need to check with work and ask about getting that much time off. Wow I am soo excited!!!

THANKS!

Hey- good luck! I wouldn't say I'm intermediate myself.. anymore. I haven't taken any Spanish classes for over two years now.. I'm just going to hope for the best.

I was thinking of doing the program in Peru in July for high-beginners (more my speed, I'm sure) but the fact that a lot of people visiting Peru for the first time get altitude sickness kind of turned me off to it. I would love to see Machu Picchu though :\

I'm limited in my options because I'm taking a Chem course through June 30th.

Anyway, good luck to you! The Mexico Independent program listed on there is for all levels and sounds very focused on the Spanish and Medical Terminology. I hope you find something that works for you!

MCGNurse

Has 1 years experience.

Did any of you end up going on the trip? If so, write about your experience! I'd love to read about it! Did it help with medical spanish or just conversational spanish? thanks!

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