Salud in Spain (Virtual)

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The Salud in Spain program offers a unique and virtual approach to summer study abroad. By combining language immersion methods, conversation exchanges, guest speakers, interview projects, and cultural activities, this Global at Home program promises to take your Spanish skills and intercultural competence to new levels.

Salud in Spain is designed for pre-medicine and pre-health students with intermediate to advanced Spanish skills. This program is ideal for students majoring in Spanish (ALIS, IAML, and GEML degrees) or in biochemistry, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, chemical and biomolecular engineering, neuroscience, psychology, or public policy. It is also perfect for students minoring in Spanish; international affairs; health and medical sciences; health, medicine, and society; or science, technology, and society. ALIS, IAML, and GEML majors in the Spanish concentration as well as Spanish minors can earn 6, 9, or 12 upper-level Spanish credits.

The Salud in Spain program requires six SPAN credits at the 3000-level (SPAN 3697 and SPAN 3698), which count toward the Spanish minor or ALIS, IAML, and GEML degrees in Spanish. The program also offers the option of 3 to 6 credits of 3000- and/or 4000-level Spanish coursework.

The Salud in Spain program is a Georgia Tech faculty-led program, which means all classes are Georgia Tech courses and you do not have to worry about transfer credit. You can even go abroad in your last semester at Georgia Tech.

The cost is very affordable. Plus, if you are an out-of-state student, you pay in-state tuition for your classes.


This is an online program. Students may live anywhere as long as they have a reliable internet connection. The Salud in Spain program includes guest speakers and conversation partners from the Medical School of the University of Granada, Spain.


May 10–June 20, 2023

*There is a short program break from the week of May 29 (Memorial Day) to June 2, 2023.

Host Institution

This GT faculty-led online program will include guest professors and health care professionals from the Medical School and Pharmacy School of the University of Granada, Spain.


Given that this is an online Global at Home program, students can live anywhere as long as they have a reliable internet connection for all synchronous instruction.

Students must be available MTWRF from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST between May 10 to June 20 (except for the period of May 29–June 2). For the optional SPAN 3064 course, students must be available to meet online on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. EST between June 22 to Aug. 1. Students who take SPAN 4251 or SPAN 4699 must complete 80 internship or research hours between June 21 to Aug. 1. Students are completely responsible for their own accommodations.


Total credits: 6 required credits; option of including an additional 3 or 6 credits.

Required Courses

  • SPAN 3698: Spain Health Industry (3 credits – synchronous online instruction from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm MTWRF from May 10 to May 26)
  • SPAN 3697: Spanish Health Professionals (3 credits – synchronous online instruction from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm MTWRF from June 5 to June 20)

Students who complete only the two required courses of the Salud in Spain program are encouraged to complete a late-summer LBAT Program abroad, such as the Spain or Ecuador LBAT Programs. Note that Global at Home students may complete study abroad programs in the same summer if the dates do not conflict, but they may not take Atlanta-based GT summer classes.

Optional Courses

June 21 – Aug. 1, 2023

  • SPAN 4251: Hispanic Internship (3 credits – asynchronous course with 80 internship hours)
  • SPAN 4699: Undergraduate Research (3 credits – asynchronous course with 80 research hours)
  • SPAN 3064: Medical Spanish (3 credits – synchronous online instruction on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.).

Students cannot take both SPAN 4251 and SPAN 4699. Students may choose one class (3064, 4251, or 4699) or two courses (3064 and either 4251 or 4699) from the optional course list above.


SPAN 2002 or intermediate-level equivalent through A.P. or I.B. testing or online language placement exam.

Good academic standing.

Coursework is at the 3000 to 4000-level. The Salud in Spain program is conducted entirely in Spanish.

It is recommended that students take one 3000-level class before participating in this program.


The program fee is $650.

$325 is due at the time of application.

$325 is due on Jan. 15, 2023, unless a student is approved to defer the payment until May 2023 upon submission of an official request through the Office of Financial Aid.

The program fee covers the following expenses: guest professor fees, honorarium for invited medical professionals, other personnel expenses, virtual language exchanges with medical students from the University of Granada, and costs associated with the online cooking class and Spanish TV series discussions.

The program fee does not include:

  • Netflix subscription to watch assigned Spanish TV series (est. $25)
  • Food to be purchased for the Spanish Cooking Class (est. $25)

Students also pay tuition and GT mandatory fees for 6, 9, or 12 credits.

Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition for Global at Home programs. Hope and Zell scholarships apply.

Cancellation Policy

Program descriptions and fees are subject to final approval by educational units and the Office of International Education. Georgia Tech reserves the right to alter or cancel this program due to low enrollment, unavailability of a professor to teach a planned course, or other unforeseen circumstances. Once Georgia Tech has made payments to service providers, or if Georgia Tech cancels the program before departure or while the program is in progress for reasons beyond its control, such as political unrest or danger to participants' safety, only those fees that Georgia Tech is able to have refunded by service providers will be returned to participants. If a student withdraws from the program, the student will be responsible for the payment of all fees.

Students who choose not to participate in the program after being accepted in the program will be subject to the following non-negotiable fee schedule:

  • Students canceling before Nov. 1, 2022, will lose their $325.00 deposit.
  • Students canceling after Jan. 1, 2023, must pay 25% of the remaining program fee.
  • Students canceling after Feb. 1, 2023, must pay 50% of the program fee.
  • Students canceling after March 1, 2023, must pay 100% of the program fee.

Informational Meetings

One mandatory orientation meeting will be held virtually in April 2023. Additionally, students will be required to complete questionnaires about health care interests, desired medical specialization, and potential interests for the research or internship course.

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