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Ecuador Emergency Medicine & Medical Spanish 

Ecuador Medical Spanish

Explore the world of medicine while earning your Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification and learning medical Spanish in the snow-capped peaks of the Andes mountains and pristine beaches of the Pacific coast. 

Get ready to take your medical and Spanish skills to new heights. In a village nestled in the heart of the Andes, gain valuable medical knowledge that will prepare you for the challenges ahead. Learn general medical concepts and basic life support skills while earning your emergency First Responder certification. From the mountains it's off to the Pacific coast where you'll take a course in medical Spanish and practice various patient interaction scenarios. Venture to medical clinics where you'll utilize your Spanish and work alongside doctors and nurses in rotations including triage, pharmaceuticals, dentistry, gynecology and educational outreach. 

“Charlotte's Spanish improved incredibly, and she loved her host family, the [others] on her trip and leaders. It was fabulous!” — Robin and John P., Chicago, IL

Highlights

  • Earn a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification
  • Practice Spanish in village clinics and hospitals
  • Shadow doctors and assist with health assessments
  • Homestay with a local family and attend classes at a community school
  • Hike through the spectacular Andes Mountains
  • Surf along the Pacific coast and go horseback riding

Experience Required

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • High school graduate
  • 1 year of high-school or college level Spanish
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5

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Costs & Dates

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  • College
Community Service & Academics
  • 35 Hours
  • 6 Credits
  • Locations
  • Baños de Agua Santa
  • Montañita
  • Quilotoa
  • Quito
  • Riobamba

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