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  • Locations: Aguascalientes, Mexico; Cusco, Peru; Lima, Peru; Trujillo, Peru
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/07/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/22/2020 06/23/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Faculty-Led Sponsor: University of Georgia
Partner Institution: Universidad Cesar Vallejo Type of Instruction: Internship, Lecture
Language Program: Yes Language of Instruction: Spanish
Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professor(s) Housing Type: Host Family
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes College/School: Franklin
Academic Area: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Spanish Minimum number of credit hours: 6
Maximum number of credit hours: 6 Participant Selection: Competitive
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students
Type of Admission: First-come first-served (rolling) Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:

UGA- Franklin- UGA en España, Peru Medical Spanish  

The Peru Medical Maymester is an intense, one-month adventure in the big country of Peru designed for future medical professionals who intend to integrate the use of Spanish in their careers.  The program involves both coursework in medical Spanish and a strong practical component in which students shadow Peruvian doctors in their rounds and consultations in local medical facilities. 

Students observe emergency room and operating room procedures as well as other fields including orthopedics and pediatrics.  SPAN 4003, a course in Medical Spanish, is taught by an experienced Peruvian native in the afternoon; mornings are dedicated to the shadowing experience and special lectures on medical and health challenges in Peru.

Program Location 

Students also have time to get out and see the sites of Trujillo and the popular beach town of Huanchaco.  Trujillo is also ground zero for important pre-Columbian civilizations and students visit the archeological digs and cultural centers of the Moche people. 

The experience also includes, por supuesto, an extended visit to the heart of the former Incan Empire in Peru’s Sacred Valley.   From the Incan capital in Cusco, guided tours take the students to towering ruins and local craft markets at sites in Sacsayhuamán, Tambomachay, and Ollantaytambo, and culminate in a visit to the world-famous citadel of Machu Picchu. 

Contact Information 

Dr. Gary Baker, Director
Dept. of Romance Languages
Tel: 706-542-6536

Academic Program 

UGA en España, Peru Medical Maymester 
Course Offerings:

SPAN 4003
Medical Spanish
Credit Hours: 3 Course Description: A study of language, grammar, and culture related specifically to pre-medical studies, pre-pharmaceutical studies, pre-dental studies, medical social work, physical therapy, and various other degreed and preparatory programs for the health care professions. Given in Spanish.

SPAN 4190
Internship in Spanish
Credit Hours: 3
May - June 2015 

Program Itinerary

Friday, May 25, 2018 to Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Students live in local homes with full board, and transportation to and from classes and hospitals is also included. Participants live and eat their meals with carefully screened Peruvian families.

Program Cost 

The estimated program fee is $2,945. Program fees include all in-country flights to and from Cusco and Trujillo.

Final program fee is dependent on enrollment. UGA tuition, fees, and international airfare are additional expenses. Please consult the Cost of Attendance Sheet for a more detailed breakdown of anticipated costs.

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Program Reviews:
Nicole Amma Manu, Maymester 2016 Participant
The Peru maymester was amazing and really beneficial to my Spanish abilities as well as my knowledge of Peruvian culture.

Maymester 2016 Participant
This was one of the best college experiences by far. Traveling around Cusco and Trujillo were amazing especially getting to visit the different historical sites and Machu Picchu. It was also an amazing experience getting to see how public healthcare in Peru is compared to the US and to shadow so many different medical doctors.

Patrick Thomas Seethaler, Maymester 2017 Participant
This was a great experience and a great immersion into a new culture. It was amazing to see the differences in medical institutions and to speak with locals in Spanish.

I thoroughly enjoyed being able to experienced the Peruvian culture through the wonderful home stay. The hospital internship was also great experience and allowed me insight into the Peruvian healthcare system.
     — Catriona Geddes, Maymester 2016
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