Immersion

All CAMPOS students are strongly encouraged to do an immersion elective in a Spanish-speaking country. Students can do this in the summer following the first year, or in the fourth year. There are a number of excellent programs from which you can choose. Here are program features that we recommend students look for:

  • The majority of your time is in a clinical or research setting providing direct service, in Spanish, to patients and with proper supervision.
  • Home stay with a family
  • An opportunity to visit or work in several different clinics
  • Spanish-language classes if you want to have them

Programs/electives to consider:

Funding for Immersion Experiences

Please check the UNC Office for International Activity for funding opportunities http://www.med.unc.edu/oia/funding

Student Feedback

The Office of International Activities collects information from students who have taken various immersion experiences. Click on https://www.med.unc.edu/oia/student-experiences/central-and-south-america-carribean to learn about countries that you are interested in.