AU COSAM - Pre-Medical Shadowing in Spain
The purpose of this course combined with a study abroad program is to provide the student with two credit hours and three weeks of valuable Pre-Medical shadowing activity. This experience will allow students to further enhance their preparation for a career in health care while experiencing and reflecting upon a different health care system in a foreign country. Students will live with host families, participate in a variety of weekly activities, visit historic cities of Cadiz and Granada all while performing an internship in a hospital environment shadowing doctors (and nurses) of various disciplines. Students will receive at least 20 hours of shadowing a week in a wide range of disciplines in both/either hospital or private practice settings while also receiving intensive Spanish language training. There is no minimum language requirement.
This program is open to students in any major, but must have demonstrated academic interest in a health-related career or professional school. Preference will be given to students that have already successfully taken some BIOL or CHEM courses. Program is open to Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing. Student must have earned 30 credit hours at AU by the program start date. The minimum GPA requirement is a 3.0. No minimum language requirement.
In addition to the online application, students will complete a mandatory interview scheduled by the Program Director during the Spring 2018 semester.
- 28 June 2018: Students depart the United States to Spain/start date of program
- 19 July 2018: Program end date
- 20 July 2018: Students return to the U.S.
- 20 August 2018: Technical start date of academic course
- 14 December 2018: Technical end date of academic course
Participants will be enrolled in SCMH 5940 - Global Study/Travel in Sciences and Mathematics (2 credits) upon returning from study abroad program during the Fall 2018.
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Standard services included in the program fee:
- All meals (with exception of 1.5 days for Granada excursion)
- Complete individual room housing in a host family
- Public transportation pass
- Two cultural excursions (Granada and Cadiz)
- International Health Insurance for duration of the program
- 30 March 2018: Application Deadline
- interview appointments scheduled with Program Directors upon completion of application
- applicants must complete short essay questions to be considered for an interview?
- 9 April 2018: First payment appears on eBill
- 27 April 2018: First payment of $2,545 due
- 30 April 2018: Second payment appears on eBill
- 25 May 2018: Second payment of $2,545 due
Note: Students that withdrawal from the program after acceptance and payment of the program fee may result in financial penalties.
Acceptance is contingent upon academic standing. Students suspended or dismissed from the program for disciplinary or academic reasons after the start of the program are not eligible for any refund of fees.
Students will live with local Seville families and three meals a day will be provided. Housing and meals are covered every day of the program (exception of two meals on Granada excursion). Students will be paired with another student to stay in the same house together (separate rooms). Weekly laundry facilities available through host families. All housing will be will be 5-15 minute walk from one another and no more than 30 minutes (driving distance) away from the shadowing locations. Students will have access to public transportation (bus, taxi, train) to their respective shadowing locations, and will be given a transportation card to cover these cost for the duration of the program. The faculty director and the GlobalEd (vendor) staff will also be living in apartments within a 5-15 minute walk of all student housing. Host family housing assignments will be confirmed two weeks before the program start date. Accommodation for separate excursions during weekends/free days is the responsibility of the student.
Seville is the artistic, cultural and financial capital of Southern Spain. The city is renowned for its warm climate and friendly culture, making it an ideal setting for language learning and cultural integration. A stroll through the city's winding cobblestone streets reveals a a wide array of bustling sidewalk cafes and tapas bars, spontaneous flamenco performances and an active nightlife. The multiple churches in the city show signs of the Middle Ages and the importance of the Catholic faith. Seville, where Christopher Columbus is buried, was the port of the world during the XVI century and is the home of the Indian Archives. If you wish to learn more about modern and contemporary history, the city is full of old pavilions from the Iberoamerican Exposition of 1929 and the Universal Exposition of 1992. Seville offers a variety of rich cultural experiences set against historical Roman, Muslim, and Jewish influence.
Excursions are required as part of the course credit and cultural experience. Their locations include Granada, Cadiz and various sites and activities in Seville. Students will also have free days and weekends spread throughout the program in which they can choose their own independent or group excursions. The buddy system requires that no student will travel alone.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check http://travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.
Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the faculty director Katie Cooper: firstname.lastname@example.org for program specific questions.