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  • Locations: Puerto Escondido, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Summer, Winter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program: UCCS Program Providers Areas of Study: Health & Human Services, Health Science
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Housing Type: Apartment, Homestay, Hostel, Hotel, Residence Hall
Language Requirements: Spanish 1 Semester Themes & Meta Majors: Health, Programs with Graduate Course Options, Short-Term/Summer Programs under $2,500
Program Description:

Child Family Health International
Mexico Tropical Medicine & Community Health (2 Week Intensive)

CFHI Mexico

Program Details

Join CFHI’s global health intensive program in Puerto Escondido, named one of The New York Times top 52 places to travel in 2017 (#32). Venture to the southern coast of Mexico to immerse yourself in rich Oaxacan culture and language and get acquainted with life in a small, tranquil coastal city. Focus on community-based care and access to primary care services provided to low-income populations within a tropical climate. Dig deep into the healthcare system by learning from local health professionals in government run primary care clinics known as Centros de Salud, a more intimate and personable experience with preceptors and patients, and visit a secondary level hospital. It's also an opportunity to understand access to care as related to socioeconomic status and how it differs between Puerto's low-income and high income populations.

Get a crash course on Mexican culture by devoting 2 weeks to Spanish language immersion and living with a local family in Puerto Escondido.

Far from the hustle and bustle of Mexico’s urban areas, Puerto Escondido is a small, tranquil city with a slower pace of life, tucked between the majestic Madre del Sur mountain range and beautiful sandy beaches, known to attract both Mexican and international tourists. Take advantage of the local beaches for world famous surfing and swimming. CFHI participants may also organize weekend trips from Puerto to nearby lagoons and national parks, home to mangroves and abundant wildlife, phosphorescent waters, and turtle egg hatching. We encourage you to take advantage of local beaches for surfing and to enjoy "coastal life".

Program Dates

Winter 2019-2020 Arrival Dates:
  • November 30, 2019
  • December 14, 2019
  • January 4, 2020
  • January 18, 2020
Summer 2020 Arrival Dates:
  • August 1, 2020
  • August 15, 2020
Winter 2020-2021 Arrival Dates:
  • November 28, 2020
  • December 12, 2020

Program Costs

2 Weeks - $1,875
Please visit the Child Family Health International website for complete details and application: https://www.cfhi.org/tropical-medicine-community-health-2-week-intensive