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Spain Health Care

Dates: 11 May–19 June 2023
Application Deadline: 1 February 2023

Shadow physicians for 20+ hours per week, observe multiple specialties, and gain a more global perspective of medicine and health care firsthand. As you explore different medical specialties, you see the European healthcare system from the inside. Outside of the hospital, students broaden horizons by exploring Spain, and 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, public health, health care policy, or health care systems or administration. It helps you discern if a career in health care is right for you and can fine-tune your career interests.

Because all of the physician interactions with patients are in the host language, students who can speak Spanish will have a very rich experience. However, health care partners are prepared to host English-speaking students who are beginners in learning and wanting opportunities to speak Spanish.

The program will be located in Seville, where students will shadow doctors and also participate in local cultural and recreational activities. Seville and Spain’s Andalucian region are renowned for beautiful cathedrals and plazas, fascinating historical sites, fabulous scenery, Flamenco dancing, excellent restaurants and tapas, and great shopping. The program includes interesting local activities on some weekdays and a day trip to Cadiz. On weekends, students can take optional trips at their own expense (with faculty director and Kennedy Center approval) to a variety of culturally rich destinations easily accessible by train or bus from Seville. Or, why not spend your weekends soaking in and savoring all that Seville offers, as this city offers so much to see?

The program is in partnership with GlobalEd Abroad. You can learn about this exciting BYU program at www.byuglobalhealth.org

Click here to apply today!

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Contact Us

Randy Page
2030 LSB
(801) 422-1131
randy_page@byu.edu

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Courses

Students are required to complete six credits.

Students are required to take take Health Problems Workshop: Comparative Analysis of U.S. and European Health Care Systems, Policies, and Health Outcomes (HLTH 403R) for 3 credits.

Additionally, students will select a 3-credit course from the following:

HLTH 492—Directed Public Health Readings
HLTH 491R—Mentored Research
HLTH 481—Applied International Health
LFSCI 199R—Nonresearch Academic Internship
IAS 399R—International and Area Studies Academic Internship
HLTH 496R—Academic Internship

* HLTH 496R is only for senior-level public health majors. It requires completion of prerequisite courses and that specific internship requirements are met. HLTH 496R is usually not suitable for Health Promotion students in this program, but may qualify for Health Science students under certain conditions.

Students may be interested in investigating the local culture by taking IAS 380—Cultural Proofs for 1–3 credit hours. This self-guided course allows students to do independent intercultural research, interview locals, and experience local culture.

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Cost

$ 5,000–5,500

Includes LDS undergraduate tuition (6 credits), internship placement fees, housing and three meals a day with homestay family, international health insurance coverage, some local excursions/cultural activities in program location vicinity, and a day trip to Cadiz.

Does not include international airfare, preparation course tuition, passport, local transportation, international data plan, personal expenses, meals eaten away from the host family, or optional travel.

Airport pickup is provided if arriving by air in Seville. Otherwise, students are responsible for getting to and from Seville on their own.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).
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Preparation

Accepted students are required to participate in an international preparation course (IAS 369R, 1 credit hour). This second-block evening course will be held during winter semester. Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program; they will need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Housing

Housing will be arranged by GlobalEd Abroad and will be a homestay with a Spanish family. Students will share a room with another student.
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Travel

Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
travel@byu.edu
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Applications will remain open until program is filled. Final deadline is anticipated to be 1 February 2023.

Spanish language proficiency is not required, but those with language proficiency will be given higher consideration. Accepted students will be required to also complete online application and pre-departure materials for GlobalEd Abroad.

Priority Deadline: 1 December 2022
Application Deadline: 1 February 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Faculty

Randy M Page, director of the Global Health Internship Program and professor of Public Health, is the faculty director for the program.

2030 LSB
(801) 422-1131
randy_page@byu.edu

Tana Page, adjunct faculty in the Department of Public Health, is the assistant director.

2148 LSB
(801) 422-3386
tana_page@byu.edu
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
isp@byu.edu
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.