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  • Locations: Cadiz, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/19/2020 08/07/2020

** 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:
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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

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Program Fee: $2900 (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
    • International health insurance and international emergency & accident insurance
    • Local bus pass (10 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.
    • All academic site visits and cultural activities as describe below
  • What's not included:
    • Round trip airfare is purchased on your own by April 28, 2020. Please talk with the Office of Study Abroad for further information as a specific itinerary will be provided due to airport transfers in Spain. Students who do not purchase and provide a copy of the flight itinerary/receipt by April 28, 2020 may be dropped from the program.
    • 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,, one of the two centers that own the University of Cadiz in which this specialty is studied.
  • 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.
  • Guest Speakers from Spanish health system
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.
  • 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 Castillo de San Marcos (Optional activity)
    • Includes a round trip on a catamaran to the neighboring town of Puerto de Santa Maria to visit the Castillo de San Marcos accompanied by a guide, where the unique elaboration of the wines of Jerez is explained.
  • Vejer de la Frontera: Travel by private bus to see the scenic city overlooking white washed homes and cobblestone roads, the sea, the castle and more. 
  • 1 in-class music/culture seminar on Flamenco
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