Andean Health in Quito, Ecuador

 Experience the rich culture and history of Ecuador’s vibrant capital city while learning about the healthcare challenges facing the region. One of CFHI’s longest-running programs, the Andean Health program offers a comprehensive learning experience that encompasses both unique cultural opportunities and the chance to work at a variety of clinical sites.
Participants will experience first-hand the state of healthcare in Quito through clinical rotations. As there is a range of clinical sites (ranging from general primary care to specialized clinics) to choose from, each student is likely to find the rotations exciting and interesting. Students will also take medical and conversational Spanish classes at the Amazing Andes Language School; however, cultural education continues outside of the classroom as well, through the home stay experience and interactions with medical staff during clinical rotations. Most students also take advantage of sightseeing opportunities during the evenings and weekends, as there are a number of museums, historical sites, eye-opening weekend trips, and other attractions in and around the lively city of Quito.
CFHI is a nonprofit organization committed to providing students a unique opportunity to experience another culture and healthcare system in a responsible way. Though we work closely with our global partners to provide you the best possible trip, the nature of international travel means that we cannot anticipate all challenges that may occur. It is important that participants realize they must remain flexible in the face of situations that may be difficult to understand. Participating in a CFHI program means that you are an informal ambassador to the community you visit and your professional behavior is of the utmost importance.

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