Medicine & Spanish in Argentina
- Placement location: Cordoba
- Types of placement: Teaching Hospital
- Accommodation: Host Families
- Age Requirements: 15-18 years old
This placement combines intensive Spanish lessons with a unique opportunity to observe the medical profession first hand. Argentina shares many similarities to Europe and the modern techniques used in hospitals will be extremely relevant to anyone looking to study medicine in the future.
Volunteers live with a local host family and will receive two hours of Spanish tuition a day. Classes are interactive and you will be given encouragement every step of the way. The lessons will involve medical vocabulary so not only will you be more at ease when you are in the hospitals but you can also put your new knowledge into practice on a daily basis as you get to know Cordoba and mix with local people. Whether you want to master the basics or improve on the Spanish you already know, the teaching will be adjusted to your level.
During your time at the hospital you will have the chance to witness all aspects of the medical profession. You will visit a variety of different departments in the hospital to allow you to observe procedures, work in maternity units and help out on ward rounds. There is also the opportunity to attend some medical lectures.
At the weekend volunteers usually visit some traditional villages in the hills. There may also be an opportunity to visit the house which once belonged to the famous Argentine socialist revolutionary, Che Guevara. Those joining us on the four week programme will get extra visits and activities arranged during the other weekends.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.