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

Student Feedback

The Office of International Activities collects information from students who have taken various immersion experiences. Click on to learn about countries that you are interested in.