This program offers you an opportunity to build Spanish language skills for public health, with an emphasis on topics such as epidemiology, biostatistics, global health, environmental health, and mental health.
Your three-credit online course will include lessons in grammar and vocabulary related to the program theme and discussion sessions that provide opportunities to practice and develop Spanish language skills for use in medical contexts and other practical health care scenarios. You will be expected to devote about 15 hours a week to this course over nine weeks. This includes three hours a week of synchronous instruction with the language instructor, about 10 hours a week completing other tasks on your own, and about two hours a week in small group projects and assignments.
SIT is also offering a three-week, supplementary, intensive Spanish for Health Sciences language J-term immersion program in Arica, Chile.
- Build Spanish language skills to prepare for a career as a health professional.
- Develop and practice your language skills through interactive lessons and health scenarios.
- Learn Spanish in the context of intercultural health practices.
Three semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent.