A Typical day

Your days here are full, with the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in Spanish.

Clinical rotations and medical Spanish programs may take place morning or afternoon.  Below is a typical weekday routine in Trujillo for those with morning hospital placements.

7.00 am – 7.30 am
Breakfast with your home stay family

7.30 am – 8.00 am
Collected from your home stay and taken to your medical facility.

8.00 am – 12.30 pm
Begin work at your hospital or clinic. Your time will be spent shadowing and working with the doctors and health care professionals on your chosen rotation. You will spend most of your time interacting with patients. The level of your participation will be agreed with the responsible doctor at the facility.

You will then be collected from the medical facility and dropped off at your home stay or the city center, depending on where you choose to have lunch.

12.30 pm  – 2.30 pm

Lunch at your home stay family.  Some participants also use this time on some days to go to the gym, which is included in the program and is just a few minutes walk from your home stay family.

2.30 pm – 6.30 pm

The medical Spanish program in Trujillo take place at our Electives Center few minutes’ walk from home stay family accommodation.  The program includes general Spanish and medical Spanish classes with our professional language teachers. The Medical Spanish classes are designed to enable you to effectively communicate with patients and colleagues in a health care environment.

Classes are fun and interactive with full use of role play and games.  By rotating language teachers each hour the intensive language program is broken down into manageable parts.

If you are not taking Spanish classes you have the option to spend more time on your clinical placement during the afternoons.

6.30 pm and beyond

At the end of Spanish classes, participants often eat together at one of the many reasonable cafes and restaurants nearby, or may choose to participate the their chosen activity included in our program – Gym, Yoga or Salsa.

For fuller details of all aspects of our program please take a look at some of our recent Participant Testimonials