Global Health Internship Spring 2018
Gain an international perspective of global health and health care, discern if a career in health care is right for you, fine-tune your health care career interests, and explore scenic and historical locations and culture in beautiful Spain! Students will spend about twenty-five hours per week shadowing European doctors in hospitals, explore different medical specialties, and see the European healthcare system from the inside. Outside of the hospital, students will broaden horizons by exploring Spain, opting to serve as volunteers in pediatric or geriatric units, or by teaching the locals English. Students will participate in educational activities designed to examine and compare various international health systems including European and U.S. systems of care.
The program is an excellent opportunity for those thinking about a career in medicine, nursing, allied health, health care systems or administration, public health, or health care policy. This internship provides an opportunity for students to practice and improve their Spanish language ability and for those who want to begin learning Spanish. The program location in Spain is anticipated to be in Zaragoza, where students will shadow doctors in the hospital and also participate in local cultural and recreational excursions. Zaragoza, located in the region of Aragon in northeastern Spain, is the fifth-largest Spanish city and has interesting museums, art galleries, cathedrals, plazas, theatres, shops, markets, and restaurants. The city is located approximately midway between Barcelona and Madrid, making these two cities accessible for weekend trips. The program includes a one-week faculty-led trip to discover some of the fantastic cultural and scenic gems of Spain. BYU is partnering with the Atlantis Project to provide this opportunity in 2018.