Located between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santiago is the expansive, cosmopolitan capital city of Chile. The co-sponsored Health Studies summer program consists of a Spanish course for healthcare practitioners taken in the IES Abroad center alongside other U.S.-based students. Additionally, participants complete a clinical observation internship seminar with placements that rotate amongst urban and rural locations in and around Santiago.
Health Studies Summer
This application has closed.
Summer 2022: 5/23 - 7/9
- Program Organization
- This is an IU Co-Sponsored Program
- Summer Health Studies Program with IES Abroad
- Typical enrollment: 15-20 students from U.S. colleges and universities
- Academic Program
- IES "Health Studies" summer program*
- IES Abroad clinical observation internship in areas such as health services administration, adolescent and sexual concerns, nutrition and health, multidisciplinary approach to addictions, mothers and children's health care and urgent care
- Required Spanish language course for medical practitioners
- Program requires enrollment in Spanish language course for medical practitioners and the clinical observation internship.
- 7 IU credits
- Spanish for Health Practitioners (4 cr: HISP-OS 300**)
- Health Studies Seminar: Clinical Observation (3 cr: FRST-F 400)
**DEPT-OS 100 (-OS 300) is the default designation to identify courses recorded as 100-level (300-level) undistributed credit that can count in total hours toward graduation. In order for credit to be applicable toward Spanish major/minor requirements, all coursework must be completed in Spanish and the focus should be predominately on Spanish language content; please consult with Department of Spanish & Portuguese regarding your own requirements.
*Note: IU selectively co-sponsors IES Abroad program offerings, including the one described on this page, but not all IES Abroad tracks/offerings. Please contact Overseas Study for clarification.
- Additional Information
- Students live in private homes in Santiago with families
- Homestay hosts provide 2 meals per day, 7 days per week
- Program Eligibility
You may apply if you:
- are an undergraduate student at any Indiana University campus who is making normal academic progress
- are in at least your fourth full-time semester of college
- have taken or are enrolled in fourth semester college-level Spanish
- have approximately a 2.75 cumulative GPA
Students must have a passport valid for six months beyond program's end date.
Students must be able to demonstrate flexibility, resilience, and self-reliance.
Complete eligibility criteria and selection criteria are outlined within the Academic Policies and Procedures of the Office of Overseas Study. Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are ineligible.
- Costs and Financial Aid
- IU portion of fee: $237.21
- IES Abroad portion of fee* paid to IU bursar: $6,990 (academic fees, housing, most meals, orientation, field trips, health insurance)
- Meals: $700
- International airfare: $950 - $1,850
- See IU Fee Sheet for additional cost and payment details.
*Based on published IES materials. Indiana University cannot guarantee the prices charged by IES and is not responsible for any price increase or change.
Personal expenses and vacation travel additional. Initial prepayment of $500 due March 15, 2022.
Financial Aid and Scholarships:
- IU scholarships, grants and loans applicable to program costs with some exceptions. Please carefully check these exceptions before you commit to a program.
- IES Abroad Merit-based, Diversity Scholarships, Legacy Scholarships and Disability Grants available.
Please see our financial aid page for general information and links to additional scholarship opportunities.
- Program Contacts
For questions about costs, scholarships, and financial aid, please contact our office.
Faculty member who can provide detailed guidance and answer questions about logistics, program specifics, and coursework:
Student Services Coordinator
Helps students navigate the application process and coordinates with cosponsoring organizations.