Dear Potential Participant,
The Somos Hermanos Spanish Immersion program has an extended deadline of November 30th, 2012.
The Somos Hermanos SIP aims to reduce the health care disparity experienced by Latinos by increasing the number of bilingual, culturally competent health care providers in the U.S. To achieve this, groups of students live in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala for 6 months where their time is split between intensive, one-on-one Spanish language instruction and participating in volunteer projects. Throughout the program students live with a Guatemalan family, attend weekly lectures, and participate in culturally relevant field trips and activities (including one week in Oaxaca, Mexico and 11 days in El Salvador) – all of which contribute to a greater understanding of Latin American cultures.
The Somos Hermanos SIP targets students who have completed their undergraduate education and are taking a year off before continuing on to graduate school in the health professions. We accept students who will be attending graduate school for medicine, dentistry, nursing, psychology, physical therapy, public health, and other health-related fields.
Application deadline for both sessions is NOVEMBER 30st, 2012.
We look forward to hearing from you soon,