- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.75 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application.
- Sophomore, junior, or senior standing or above at the start of the program – some local university courses may not be available to sophomores.
- Language Pre-requisite: 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent
- Enrolled in a Spanish course within the year prior to the program start date
Designed for advanced Spanish students in health-related majors such as Pre-Med, Nursing, and Public Health, as well as students in other health-related fields, the IES Abroad Santiago Health Studies Program offers you valuable insight into Santiago’s health care system. All students participate in a Health Studies Seminar that includes a clinical observation in a hospital or community health organization. You develop medically-related experience while improving your communication skills through a Spanish course for health practitioners. All courses are conducted in Spanish.
Fall: Late July – early November
Spring: Mid-February – early June
Academic Year: Late July – early June
Refer to IES Abroad for the specific dates, if available.
As the capital of Chile, a country with one of the strongest economies in Latin America, Santiago is the industrial and financial center of Chile and home to more than six million people, making it an ideal place to observe rapid development and its effects on culture and society. Experience first-hand how historic and modern architecture, fine and folk arts, a dynamic business sector, and fascinating history come together in this electrifying metropolis
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.