Santiago January Term - Health Studies

General

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Program Description

Earn U.S. Credits Virtually This Summer

Get ahead! Earn extra credit through a globally recognized U.S. education program this summer on our Virtual World DiscoverIES program.

Just picture it: one day you're exploring business ethics with a professor in London and the next it's Japanese pop culture from Tokyo, studying alongside classmates from the U.S.’s highest-ranked colleges and universities. This is what it's like to take a course or two (of your choosing!) from IES Abroad’s most popular centers around the world this summer.

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Why Santiago?

Study abroad in Santiago and gain a unique insight into the field of health care! Ideal for students considering careers in health-related fields, this program offers you the opportunity to learn about health care policy and delivery systems in the context of Chile’s community-centered public and private health care system. An important component of the program introduces you to historical, social, and cultural aspects of health care specific to Chile, including the treatment of illness and patients’ rights.

What You'll Study

Ideal for students considering careers in health-related fields, this program offers you the opportunity to learn about health care policy and delivery systems in the context of Chile’s public and private health care system. The Clinical Observation Seminar is divided into two parts: clinical observation and the classroom seminar. The observation allows you to observe patient care and how diverse health care practitioners interact in public, private, and community facilities. The classroom seminar helps you understand the state of Chile’s community-centered public health and provides a framework for your clinical observations. The Spanish for Health Care Practitioners course helps you develop Spanish language skills focusing on medical terminology.

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible, which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. We offer unique courses that explore public health and Spanish language through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world-class professors enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class.

While in Santiago, you enroll in 1 course, divided into two parts, for a total of 3 credits. Our goal is to make sure your academic needs are met.

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Health Studies: Clinical Observation and the Cultural Aspects of Health Care in Chile

Clinical Observation

This course includes a seminar and an observation component. The seminar examines the global perspectives of Chilean health and health care systems and provides the framework for your clinical experience. You will visit private and public clinics/hospitals and interact with different health care professionals. Experience and study the diverse responsibilities held by a variety of health care professionals.

Spanish for Health Care Practitioners

This intensive Spanish course reviews fundamental aspects of culture and grammar and introduces you to vocabulary related to health care in Chile. The course will allow you to improve your Spanish in a Chilean health care context, further preparing you for a successful experience in this program.

Courses

This is a list of planned course offerings. A final list of course offerings will be made available to you in your MyIESabroad account.

Health Studies

Course Name Term Language Credits
HL 395 - Health Studies: Clinical Observation And The Cultural Aspects Of Health Care In Chile J-Term English 3

Field Trips & Events

Even though your adventure starts in Santiago, our field trips take you beyond the city to discover the culture and traditions of your host country. Here are a few possible destinations.

Valparaiso & Viña del Mar

1 Day | J-Term

Discover the culture of two of Chile’s most beautiful coastal towns: one is a UNESCO heritage site and the other is home to one of Chile's Nobel Prize poets: Pablo Neruda.

Note: IES Abroad field trip destinations, activities, and lengths of stay may vary according to term and availability.

Course-Related Trips

IES Abroad Santiago organizes course-related excursions that complement what you’re learning in the classroom, and contribute to your general knowledge of Chilean health care, culture, and society.

Past course-related excursions are listed below:

  • Maria Pinto: A town located 45 minutes away from Santiago where you will learn about rural life and health in Chile.

Daily Life

Part of making you feel at home in Santiago is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it’s the orientation program that prepares you for what’s ahead, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, or the field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services.

Orientation

The program begins with a mandatory orientation that introduces you to the IES Abroad Santiago staff, your fellow students, and the city of Santiago. Topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety are covered during this time.

Additionally, CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the term with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home.

Housing

We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Santiago, it will feel like home.

Homestays - You live in a homestay in Santiago with a family or señora, who helps facilitate your language learning and integration into the Chilean community. Your homestay hosts provide two meals per day.

Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events

Redefine the way you live and learn in Santiago through our cultural events and activities, such as:

  • The IES Abroad Club Chileno activities with local students.

Cost

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Spring 2020

Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Spring 2020 $2,790 $800 $60 $3,650

Our Center

The IES Abroad Center is located in Providencia, a vibrant residential neighborhood in central Santiago. Features include:

  • Classrooms
  • Student lounge
  • Small library
  • Kitchen and dining area
  • WiFi and remote printer access
  • Charming courtyard
Last updated May 2020

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