Plan for each course to meet two and a half hours a day, Monday-Thursday. Spanish for Health Professionals will focus improving written and oral Spanish skills - especially those specific to health care. Health care in Yucatán will introduce you to Mexican expectations and styles of health care. Students can also expect to visit NGO's, government run social service hospitals, large private hospitals and clinics, as well as rural and urban health care.
Mérida , a city of nearly a million people, is a city of both new and old. The modern urban areas in the northern part of the city stand in contrast to the historic downtown and bustling markets where you can hear the call of the elote (corn on the cob) lady and the clack of horse-drawn carts.
Housing and Meals
Located in a residential neighborhood, the Central College house was once the home of a former governor. The household arrangements include two-to-four person bedrooms, classrooms, dining room, living room and kitchen. Meals are served family style and combine Yucatecan, Mexican and international cuisine. Meals are included Monday-Friday.
If you prefer a more authentic immersive Yucatecan experience, live with a host family carefully chosen by Central College staff. The homestay immerses you in language, cuisine and lifestyle of the Yucatán.
Recent excursions include:
Visits to both private and public clinics, as well as hospitals in Mérida
Archeological sites such as Uxmal, Chichen Itza and Tulum, and natural wonders like cenotes
In addition to the health care focus, experience life on the Yucatán Peninsula and in the Caribbean through two weekend trips outside of Mérida
Program Fee Includes -- See program pricing information for Central students or for visiting students.
Tuition for 6 semester hours of credit (3 Spanish language; 3 cross-cultural)
Accommodation with full board Monday-Friday
On-site orientation and oversight by Mérida program director
Pre-departure course (online option available for visiting students)
Welcome and Farewell receptions
*Airfare is not included. Dates subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until you receive your official program calendar.
Deadline for Applications: March 1. A completed application file must include: application, essay, transcript, two faculty evaluation forms and study abroad approval form. .
Program deposit: $500 (due within two weeks of acceptance).