The starting date for the ARGENTINA or ECUADOR program for this Spring Term program is May 1, 2021 and will run for 4 weeks.
Housing will be in a homestay arranged by CFHI, where two meals will be provided daily.
Students in the program Summer Term are required to take a minimum of 6 credits from this list of courses: IAS 399, HLTH 403, HLTH 481, HLTH 492, HLTH 491, or LFSCI 199. Note: LFSCI 199 is for Life Sciences majors only and requires prior approval. Life Sciences interns may read the syllabi and apply at lifesciences.byu.edu/internships. Graduate credit for MPH coursework may also be available.
Students may be interested in investigating the local culture by taking IAS 380 Cultural Proofs for 1–3 credit hours. This self-guided course allows students to do independent intercultural research, interview locals, and experience local culture.
This cost includes LDS undergraduate tuition for six credits Summer Term, international health insurance coverage, homestay, two meals a day, airport pickup, transportation to program activities, orientation, placement and coordination of clinical/public health activities, and on-site coordination and support. Does not include international airfare, passport, visa(s), immunizations, personal expenses, some meals, cell phones/international data, or personal excursions.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program. Airfare reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent at:
BYU Travel | 801-422-6293 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 280 HRCB
An international preparation course (IAS 369R, 1 credit hour) is required to be taken winter semester (2nd block). The Intensive Beginner Spanish & Healthcare in Ecuador option does not require any previous Spanish. Students in other options in Ecuador require Beginner Level 1 Spanish. Beginner Level 2 Spanish is required for Argentina. You can assess your level with the guide found at https://www.cfhi.org/spanish-self-assessment-guide
Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs. Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants. Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).
Students must be adults 18 years-of-age or older. Priority Deadline: 1 December 2020. Applications will remain open until program is filled. If spots remain open, the final deadline is anticipated to be 1 February 2021. Complete the online application at kennedy.byu.edu/apply. The application requires a $35 fee. Applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete. Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. After acceptance by BYU, students must complete the CFHI application, be accepted by CFHI, and complete CFHI pre-departure requirements. The first payment is due upon acceptance. Please refer to the 2021 Payment Information document (see
Priority Deadline: 1 December 2020
Randy M Page, Director of the Global Health Internship Program and Professor of Public Health is the faculty director for the program. Tana Page, Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Public Health, will be the Assistant Director.
SCHEDULE AND TIME COMMITMENT
Students will be in country for 4 weeks. Students will also be required to complete academic assignments prior to this time and upon returning home from the program.
INTERESTED STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT
International Study Programs
Randy M Page
2030 Life Science Building
Tana S. Page
2148 Life Science Building
International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost. If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU financial account. ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.