Karla Atcheson moved from the West Coast to East Coast to attend a small liberal arts college.
Familiar with small class sizes, she chose Ecela’s Spanish & Medicine program in Cusco, Peru.
Having spoken Spanish in her home growing up, Karla realized she had much to learn in Spanish grammar and medical terminology.
This interview is full of excellent advice for future Spanish & Medicine students and some of the very best excursions and foods for everyone to try while in Peru.
0:11 – PreMed student a long way from home at small liberal arts college
1:43 – Impressive future aspirations
3:14 – Shadowing plus Spanish every day
4:10 – Fitting studying abroad into a graduation plan
5:52 – Classes balanced with hands-on experiences
7:34 – Spanish in the home but lacking grammar
8:36 – Understanding medical terms
9:23 – Personal safety in the medical field
10:12 – Stay out of the way!
11:37 – Homestay family experience
13:21 – Unintentionally challenging hikes & bus rides home
15:02 – Try even the cute foods
16:11 – Lake Titicaca personalized village party
17:26 – Gatitos gorditos (fat cats)
18:17 – Don’t let your fear stop you