Child Family Health International (CFHI): Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in La Paz, Bolivia

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  • Location(s): La Paz, Bolivia
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Research

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The Pediatric Care and Child Health in La Paz, Bolivia program offers a holistic and unique learning experience. Participants will rotate at various pediatric clinics and hospitals experiencing first-hand the challenges of providing ... read more

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The
Pediatric Care and Child Health in La Paz, Bolivia program offers a holistic
and unique learning experience. Participants will rotate at various pediatric
clinics and hospitals experiencing first-hand the challenges of providing
children services in resource-poor settings while gaining an understanding of
the socioeconomic and cultural barriers mothers face in accessing those
services for their children. Additionally, students take medical and
conversational Spanish classes and reside in a homestay with a local family
in La Paz.



Today La Paz is a dynamic city, growing and expanding in all directions.
Although vibrant, the city is rife with poverty, malnutrition, and poor
sanitation. Bolivia is the poorest country in South America and is home to a
large population of children without access to adequate healthcare. Many of
them are street and working children and adolescents who struggle to survive
on the streets, as well as children of desperately poor families in which all
members must contribute to meet basic survival needs.

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
Minimum GPA:
0.0
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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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