Listen as Vanna Ramirez shares her joy in completing a Spanish & Medicine program in Cusco, Peru.
Hear about her frustration with not being able to speak well in Spanish even after years of Spanish instruction, and see what helped her improve.
Vanna is a cheerful aspiring reconstructive surgeon who will show you that hard work is worth it, even if it is bien yucca.
Take into consideration, also, this note from Vanna (who had a hard time picking a favorite excursion during our interview!).
After pondering for a while, I think my favorite excursion, besides Machu Picchu, was the trip to Rainbow Mountain with my friends.
I loved every moment of that day, from 3 in the morning to maybe 11 or 12 at night. I just loved being out there with the mountains, the fresh air, the sun, walking, climbing, and the whole challenge of getting to the top with all the altitude pressure.
I also had the chance to talk to a couple of nice people who were not part of my group. And I loved the feeling of exhaustion at the end of everything. It makes food taste so good. Just thought I would share with you
0:16 – Premed college junior with refreshing hobbies
1:47 – Combination of Spanish and medical shadowing…perfect!
2:14 – Transferring credits to her university
2:57 – “I felt like I just couldn’t talk.”
4:01 – Reconstructive surgeon
5:00 – Spanish advantage
5:56 – Time in various hospital departments
7:48 – The life of doctors and patients in Peru
8:33 – Too many good trips!
9:51 – For whom is this program?
11:03 – Que chévere; está bien yucca