Global Health
in Spain

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With universal healthcare coverage and a decentralized system, Spain offers a unique setting to learn about Global Health. This program combines coursework with internships  in different disciplines, such as odontology, medical research, veterinary, and medicine, in Barcelona's leading research hospitals. Students take Public Health and Medical Spanish courses taught by Universitat Pompeu Fabra faculty. ESA gives host family placements to augment their language immersion and experience. The program is a unique opportunity for Biosciences undergraduate students to develop their professional career and get to know the fascinating city of Barcelona

Duration

5 week and 10 week option

Fields

Biosciences, Internships, Public Health, Medical Spanish, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinary, Pre-Dentistry

Destinations

Barcelona (Spain)

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Itinerary Overview

Orientation week

Barcelona

Welcome reception and orientation

Campus tour

Welcome meal and gathering with local students

ESA exclusive Introduction to Spanish culture seminar

Classes start

Session 1 and 2

Barcelona

Classes Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm

Friday outings

  • Gathering with local Health Science students
  • Walking tour: History of medicine in Barcelona
  • Day Trip: Visit to animal shelter 
  • Guided visit to Sagrada Familia 
  • Visit to Catalan Royal Academy of Medicine and Anatomic Theatre
  • Weekly optional cultural outings with ESA mentors
  • ESA exclusive Global Competency workshop 
  • Session 1 farewell dinner

Session 2

Barcelona

Introduction to internships session

Internships start

Weekend activities

  • Group volunteer activity
  • Day Trip: Montserrat 
  • Catalan mosaic workshop
  • Aquarium of Barcelona Behind the Scenes
  • Weekly optional cultural outings with ESA mentors
  • Catalan cuisine workshop with local chef
  • Farewell dinner

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Some optional weekly activities with our student mentors

Let’s go to the movies!

Hiking to “Els bunkers del Carmel”

Bowling

Views from Tibidabo

Escape from the labyrinth in Horta!

Magic fountain at Montjuic; music and lightshow

Cosmocaixa (science museum)

Civil War walking tour

Board games night

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