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  • Locations: Oaxaca, 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:
Themes & Meta Majors: Health, Programs with Graduate Course Options, Short-Term/Summer Programs under $2,500
Program Description:

Child Family Health International
Mexico Health Access & Inequities (2 Week Intensive)

CFHI Mexico

Program Details

Mexico, the most populated Spanish-speaking country in the world, retains influences from Mayan and Aztec culture, as well as European colonialism. It is famous worldwide for its ancient ruins, tropical beaches, and colorful traditions. The city of Oaxaca, the capital of the southern state of Oaxaca with a population of over 260,000. This region is distinct from the rest of Mexico, with over 16 different ethnic groups, each with their own unique language and culture. The city of Oaxaca is well known for its cuisine, skilled artisans, and traditional handicrafts. Yet, with all it’s cultural richness, the state of Oaxaca health and economic indicators trail behind the rest of Mexico. It is one the poorest regions in all of Mexico and faces challenges in literacy, sanitation, unemployment, and access to healthcare services. 

Join CFHI’s Global Health Intensive in Oaxaca to learn about primary care and preventative medicine, as well as community health education programs in this region. Learn from healthcare providers at community clinics and hospitals serving low-income populations. See Mexico’s three-tiered insurance system, and understand how quality of care, wait times and access to medications varies between each. In 1940, Mexico’s life expectancy was 40 years of age. Today, with increased industrialization and longer life spans, Mexico is struggling with “first world diseases.” Witness chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension that are increasingly common as a result of poor nutrition , unhealthy lifestyle and lack of education. This program will provide participants with unique insight and cultural competency when serving the growing Mexican immigrant population in the US and abroad.Get a crash course in Mexican culture and language by spending 2 weeks taking Spanish classes and living with a local Oaxacan family. Around the city go shopping, explore museums and art galleries, or hang out with locals in the vibrant Zócalo or main plaza. CFHI participants may also organize trips over the weekend to nearby destinations such the Zapotec ruins of Monte Albán.

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: