Shivani Patel was one of our Spanish & Medicine students in Cusco this past summer (2016).
Having only had a couple year of high school Spanish, she speaks to how much understanding she gained throughout the six weeks there.
Shivani jumped right in to the hustle and bustle of a busy homestay experience, and she brought home a spirit of relaxation and enjoyment in most any circumstance.
0:10 – California undergrad
0:42 – A program just for premed students
1:23 – High school Spanish helps with immersion program?
2:58 – Going with a friend
3:13 – Host family experience over shared apartment
4:17 – Icebreaking days
4:38 – Medical terminology class & standard Ecela classes
5:21 – Changes in medical shadowing comfortability
6:03 – Impact of medicine abroad
6:59 – Sightseeing in and around Cusco
8:43 – A more laid-back culture
9:16 – Positive personal changes post-program
9:37 – Life-changing program in many ways