Spanish for Health Sciences (Intermediate & Advanced)

Develop Spanish language skills for health sciences through online instruction with experienced Spanish instructors based in Arica, Chile.

At a Glance




3 semesters Spanish

Language of Study


Language Levels

Intermediate, Advanced


Sep 21 ‎– Nov 20

Program Countries


Program Base

Online, Chile

Critical Global Issue of Study

Global Health & Well-being

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Development & Inequality

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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 approximately 15 hours per week to this course over a nine-week period. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate a variety of student schedules and time zones and it integrates both synchronous and asynchronous activities. Synchronous sessions may include three hours per week with the language instructor(s) doing drills and practicing conversation. The frequency, duration, and scheduling of synchronous sessions will be determined together by instructors and class participants during the first week of the course.

Asynchronous activities may include approximately 10-12 hours per week on practice exercises, small group projects, discussion boards, and completing assignments. Students are required to demonstrate a strong online presence by participating in group discussions, answering questions, and interacting with course participants and staff.

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.



The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term. 

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Program Components

  • Learn Spanish for health sciences from experienced language instructors 
  • 3-5 hours a week of synchronous instruction and group work as a cohort of students 
  • 10-12 hours a week of asynchronous tasks

Spanish for Health Sciences (Online)

Faculty & Staff

Chile: Spanish for Health Sciences (Intermediate & Advanced)

Daniel Poblete, PhD
Academic Director
Pedro Arriagada, MA
Language Coordinator

Discover the Possibilities


    The tuition for this program is $1,080. Financial aid may apply. Contact your study abroad office or SIT Admissions for more information.