Program Information
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Winter 2023: Merida, Spain HLTH - micro
January 07, 2023 - January 28, 2023 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Photo courtesy of the Atlantis Project.
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
04/14/2022 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMhttps://udel.zoom.us/j/98896096921
Program Notes
Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.
If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees and tuition.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.
Program Description

Join UD and the organization Atlantis for a unique study abroad experience in iconic Merida, Spain. This program provides opportunities for students interested in medical school and other health professions to intern at public hospitals, shadow physicians in hospital settings, and to learn about the European healthcare system. The students will be assigned medical preceptors and will experience approximately 75 hours of shadowing in a hospital setting. Students who participate in this study abroad experience will gain an international perspective on healthcare, discern whether a health career is right for them, and help fine-tune their career interest.

A study abroad experience, which includes shadowing physicians and learning the European healthcare system, will help students to distinguish themselves as strong applicants for medical and other health-related professional schools.

Merida is rich in history and once one of the most important cities in the Roman Empire, the city preserves more ancient Roman structures than any other city in Spain. Merida is the capital of the Extremadura region in Spain and is located by the banks of the Guadiana River. Students will shadow clinicians at the Merida Hospital which is located in the center of the Extremadura region and is accredited for teaching medical residents rendering this site ideal for learning medical practices in a Spanish public hospital.

The Program Fee includes housing, the academic shadowing experience, academic and cultural excursions and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in a hotel with WiFi access, including breakfast daily and approx. 4 other group meals per week.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Spain, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Spain. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
HLTH 492-071: International Healthcare Practicum (3 credits)
This practicum was developed to provide students with the opportunity to observe patient care, including medical specialties found in hospitals and family practice/primary care, and to learn about healthcare issues from multiple professional perspectives (medical, therapeutic, nursing, and public health). In addition, students have the opportunity to interact with physicians and other healthcare providers as they learn about healthcare specialties, and their issues, outside the United States. The course includes discussion sessions.
UNIV 370-033: Study Abroad - HLTH - micro (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,000.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,671.00$4,485.00
Estimated Program Fee$5,300.00$5,300.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$7,001.00$9,815.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,000.00$1,000.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onJune 15, 2022
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedJune 23, 2022
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Virginia Hughes
Faculty Director
303D Willard Hall
302-831-3865
vhughes@udel.edu
Medical and Molecular Sciences
File Downloads
Merida Site Guidebook

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.