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  • Locations: Cadiz, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 07/21/2019 08/09/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Lowell Students Areas of Study: Health Sciences/Public Health, Spanish Studies
Program Category: Study abroad Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Description:
Spanish for Healthcare Professionals with Professor Valerie King in Cadiz, Spain
3 credits, WLSP.1030 (transfer credit) - Spanish for the Healthcare Professional (beginner or intermediate level available)
3 weeks - Spend the mornings immersed in the language & the afternoons exploring sites related to the local health

 cadiz health


Program Fee: Approx. $2800 (see budget sheet, linked above, for deposit details)
  • What's Included:
    • Books & supplies
    • Accommodations in homestay (1-3 students per family).
    • 3 meals per day and laundry services once per week.
    • Local cell phone
    • Local health insurance and international emergency & accident insurance
    • Local bus pass (1 week courtesy rides)
    • Airport transfers Jerez to Cadiz & return
    • On-site orientation: Guided walking tour of the city through the most emblematic areas of the historical city.
    • Farewell gathering:  Celebratory gathering with local tapas
    • All academic site visits and cultural activities as describe below
  • What's not included:
    • Round trip airfare is purchased on your own. Do not book until the Office of Study Abroad provides you arrival/departure instructions/flight itinerary suggestion.
    • Recommended travel money to bring: $500-800 for personal spending money.
Included Academic Site Visits/Activities (Changes may be made as necessary):
  • Visit to the Hospital Puerta del Mar
    • The University Hospital Puerta del Mar is a hospital complex managed by the Andalusian Health Service, located in the city of Cadiz. It is the sanitary complex of reference of the province. The visit will begin with a presentation of the hospital where the students will know the functioning of health in Andalusia and in particular the hospital. Next, they will visit different plants of the hospital receiving an explanation of a professional responsible of each unit. Students will be able to ask questions throughout the visit.
  • Visit to the School of Nursing and Physiotherapy, together with Salus Infirmorum, one of the two centers that own the University of Cadiz in which this specialty is studied.
    • To learn more about university life in the nursing sector, a faculty member will welcome them and accompany the students to learn about the different areas of the faculty. They will also have the opportunity to make exchanges with a group of students of nursing knowing thus, different opinions and being able to debate on different aspects of the sanitary branch.
  • Visit to a pharmacy
    • Students will be able to visit a pharmacy and be greeted by a pharmacist who will welcome them and explain the different areas of work, their internal and external organization, and what their work consists of on a daily basis. Students will be able to ask questions throughout the visit.
  • Visit to a geriatric center
    • In the visit to a geriatric center the students will have the possibility to visit a foundation that offers accommodation, coexistence and integral attention to elderly people in situation of dependence. They will be received by geriatric management staff who will explain the functions of the center, what their daily work consists of, the organization of both volunteers and staff and also visit the different areas of the geriatric.
  • Visit to supermarkets
    • Students will visit different types of supermarkets in the city to check the food they have, talk to employees and consumers about the nutrition that follows. Finally, students will be able to discuss among themselves what they have found and the differences they have found among consumers who make their purchases in the central market and supermarkets.
  • Visit to the central market
    • During the visit to the central market of supplies, students can start by taking a short walk through the facilities to observe the different areas in which the market is divided and its operation. After the walk, students will have the opportunity to ask workers and buyers questions, and then a discussion will be held to discuss what they have learned about food and work in the market.
  • Visit a herbalist
    • Students will be able to visit a herbalist and be received by the staff, who will give them a brief introduction about the different areas of work, their internal organization, type of clients, products that are most in demand and what their work consists of day to day. Students will be able to formulate all kinds of questions on the topics that cause them more interest.
Included Cultural Activities:
  • Guided tour of the old town of Cadiz
    • Walking tour of the most important places of the city of Cadiz. Its main objective is to facilitate the orientation of the students in the center of the city, offering at the same time practical information about commercial areas, timetables, bookstores, bars, etc.
  • Full day excursion to Seville
    • Tour includes the bus to and from Seville, the capital of Andalusia. During the day students will have a guided tour of the most emblematic places and monuments of the city: the Reales Alcázares, the Cathedral (Gothic cathedral with the largest area in the world) and the Giralda, Barrio de Santa Cruz and Plaza de España. After completing the guided tour, students will have free time to eat and make some purchases.
  • Gourmet workshop
    • In this activity students are taught how to cook typical dishes of Andalusian gastronomy. For this you can participate in its elaboration, take note, ask questions and finally enjoy a tasting of the elaborate dishes.
  • Visit to Bodegas Caballero and Castillo de San Marcos
    • Includes a round trip on a catamaran to the neighboring town of Porto to visit, accompanied by a guide, Bodegas Caballero, where the unique elaboration of the wines of Jerez is explained. The activity continues with the visit to San Marcos Castle, a 12th century fortress built on the remains of an Arab mosque, where it ends with a generous wine tasting.
  • Farewell Cup/celebration (subject to change):
    • Assortment of appetizers (ham, olives, potatoes) and wine from Jerez, served by an expander in the courtyard of the faculty after classes and accompanied by teachers and staff of the Center Superior de Lenguas Modernas.  
 

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