Child Family Health International (CFHI): Intensive Beginner Spanish and Healthcare in Quito, Ecuador

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  • Location(s): Quito, Ecuador
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Research

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Participants on this program will increase linguistic and cultural competency and gain specific skills in the Spanish language. With a focus on gaining a grasp of health care in a community of low-resources, this program offers the ... read more

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Participants
on this program will increase linguistic and cultural competency and gain
specific skills in the Spanish language. With a focus on gaining a grasp of
health care in a community of low-resources, this program offers the
opportunity to learn about an urban public system. Participants will also
learn about the factors that contribute to the current environment for the
local population including, economic, cultural, and social elements.



This program begins with a two-week intensive Spanish language course with
visits to volunteer with non-profits around the community in the afternoon.
Possible volunteering placements could be public schools, orphanages, food
shelters, a home for mothers who have been abused, or a variety of other
non-profits. During the final two weeks students will concentrate on Spanish
medical vocabulary and skills, participating in rotations at local health
centers and expanding their communication abilities. This program offers the
opportunity to observe the public health system in Ecuador and its offerings
for urban populations that need low cost assistance.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Research
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Spring Break
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs
  • Public Health
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Child Family Health International (CFHI) Scholarships

Child Family Health International is pleased to offer partial scholarships for select 2015 and 2016 program dates. Since 2007, we have provided CFHI Global Health Scholars with more than $100,000 in scholarship funding. CFHI is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is our policy to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of CFHI.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
For those wanting to participate in a CFHI Global Health Education program from August-December, the application submission deadline is June 17. Scholarship recipients will be notified by July 17. For participants aiming to go on a program between January-April, the application submission deadline is November 12. Scholarship recipients will be notified by December 10.

Guidelines/Requirements:
CFHI is committed to working globally and addressing inequities. In line with this global lens, it is the policy of CFHI to actively seek a diverse pool of candidates from a variety of backgrounds who are committed to the mission and vision of CFHI. Scholarships will be given to students who demonstrate a commitment to their communities as well as financial need and an interest in exchanging ideas and sharing experiences with people in Bolivia, Ecuador, India, Mexico and South Africa. Priority will be given to people of ethnicities under-represented in CFHI programs, as well as those who have had limited opportunity to travel abroad. All interested in attending a CFHI program during the specified program months/year and who are financially able to pay the remaining program fees along with their own airfare are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those who apply for scholarship consideration as well as submit an application to a CFHI program online. Scholarship applicants wishing to attend any CFHI program in Latin America (Mexico, Bolivia, Ecuador) must meet the language eligibility requirements listed for that program. Recipients of CFHI scholarships will be required to pay their own airfare, the balance of their CFHI program fees, and any personal expenses as outlined on the program description pages. Recipients must keep a clinical and cultural immersion journal to be used as part of their scholarship report submitted at the end of their program. They must take photographs while abroad that may be used on the CFHI website and in CFHI publications and materials. Recipients may also be required to write an article about their experience for CFHI newsletters or other publications. They must also be willing to report their perspective on diversity in the host country with particular focus in medical and social contexts. CFHI will ask recipients to act as Campus Representatives or Alumni Ambassadors for prospective CFHI participants, and may be asked to attend study abroad fairs in their local area.

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