Kia Stern, an aspiring pediatrician, planned as best she could for her Spanish & Medicine program in Cusco, Peru, but there were still many things that caught her off guard.
Kia’s passion for helping families raise up their children is very admirable, and she jumped right in to gain the skills necessary to communicate with even more people.
Listen to hear about her exploration, advice, and obstacles she overcame to get the most out of her weeks abroad.
0:10 – Xavier student with a passion for helping others
2:16 – Peru over Spain
3:57 – Dealing with changing plans
6:00 – Help from other shadowing students
7:30 – Squeezing in extra credits for an early graduation
7:57 – Spending class time joking around…and learning?
8:31 – Learning Spanish very quickly
10:02 – Exploration with locals – an insider’s view
12:29 – Kia’s favorite food
13:24 – Life-saving communication & working with children
17:40 – Further commitment to future career
18:15 – Favorite Spanish phrases
18:41 – You have a chance to change the world