AIFS Abroad

AIFS Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Medical Spanish Immersion Program
Summer 2018
Course Descriptions


This course is intended for students who already have an intermediate level of Spanish or higher. The general aim of the course is to extend studentsí ability to communicate on a wider range of topics. Classes emphasize the active acquisition of grammatical structures and vocabulary.

Course Code and Credits: MEDSPAN 555 (4)
Course Title: Spanish for Health Professionals, Language Immersion Course
Course Description:

With the health profession in mind, the course objective is to improve Spanish-speaking patient interactions with their physicians. Course work includes specific medical vocabulary, cultural topics and lectures on local health care. By combining practical learning with real interactions in a clinical rotation setting, students will increase fluency, proficiency and cultural competency.

The language course at the Universidad de Belgrano will consist of both Spanish language instruction in the classroom and health care lectures. Additional hours will be also be reflected through language usage in clinical rotation. Two levels of Spanish instruction are offered; students at the higher language level will be given advanced assignments to correspond with their degree of proficiency to augment their medical Spanish language acquisition. Through participation in this program, students earn a total of 4 U.S. semester credits. To be eligible, candidates must already have an intermediate level of Spanish and will take a written placement test online.

Students are encouraged to apply early as enrollment is limited due to the clinical nature of the program.