High School Study Abroad Adventures

Ecuador Medical Spanish

Take your Spanish skills to new heights exploring Ecuadorian culture through the lens of medicine. Earn medical certifications alongside friends, participate in a homestay experience and shadow physicians in the heart of the Andes.

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Spanish-filled days of adventure and medicine

  • Speak Spanish with your new friends and instructors in daily lessons and while embarking on whitewater rafting, horseback riding and surfing adventures.
  • Connect with your homestay family over shared meals, interview local community members in Spanish and gain a firsthand appreciation of the diverse Ecuadorian culture.
  • Attend medical Spanish language classes and build confidence applying your skills at a remote medical clinic as you shadow physicians and assist with health assessments.
  • Explore life support skills and practice patient interaction scenarios, ultimately acquiring your Wilderness First Aid Certification.
PROGRAM DATES COST AVAILABILITY
June 22 - July 13 $6,280 Available Enroll Now
July 16 - August 6 $6,280 Available Enroll Now
“This Broadreach trip has taught me so much about myself and has allowed me to push my boundaries and see what I am capable of. The people who attend these programs are incredible and help you to test yourself in ways I could never have imagined. This trip has been so memorable for me and I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to attend.” Erika, high school alumna

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Credits Available

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Certification Available

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Service Hours

Three Spanish credits available through Lesley University. 

Course description: This course is focused on developing speaking, listening, reading and writing skills while gaining a deeper understanding of Ecuadorian culture and history through  cultural exchanges, journals and projects. Students develop Spanish as they learn medical vocabulary and gain conversational Spanish abilities in a hands-on capacity.

Course objectives: 

  • Improve Spanish acquisition in reading, writing and verbal comprehension.
  • Develop a curiosity and understanding of Ecuadorian culture.
  • Effectively communicate in Spanish in a medical context.
  • Execute projects focused on intercultural conversation by interviewing.
  • Practice emergency medicine through realistic rescue scenarios.

30 hours of service learning through projects with rural clinics to provide healthcare to communities with limited access.

Requirements:

  • One year of high school Spanish or equivalent experience.
  • Available to students completing grades 9-12.