Week 1 : July 3-8, 2023

In person in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. You will…Refresh your Spanish with Spanish language and Medical Spanish classes

  •  Learn and practice Spanish expressions in various contexts, including

    - how to introduce yourselves to patients
    - how to interview patients regarding their medical history
    - how to interview patients regarding history of present illness

  •  Meet and befriend Mexican medical student peer mentors, with whom
    you’ll practice both conversational fluency as well as clinical dialogues through provider-patient role-plays

  • Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and in Mexican culture through relationships with your peer mentors and your host family, and explore all that Ensenada has to offer

    Price: This week is $1,200

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Week 2 : July 9-14, 2023

in-person in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. In this week, students will:

  • Learn specific terminology—both technical and colloquial—regarding anatomy and bodily systems, including:
    - Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Nervous, and Reproductive systems
  • Participate in community health surveys in underserved rural communities as part of Universidad Xochicalco’s Public Health and Community Medicine program, and learn how to analyze this data to learn about the local population’s health barriers and proposed solutions

  • Participate in binational research projects with Mexican medical student peer mentors, and have the opportunity to present your findings along with your peer mentor in Spanish, if you choose

  • Take part in a variety of fun cultural activities (games and cooking and dance workshops) and trips around Ensenada, including gastronomy and wine tours at Valle de Guadalupe Price: This week is $1,200

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Payment Options

Payment Options

Payment Options

Payment Options

*A Certificate of Completion will be provided from one of the best medical schools in Northern Mexico, Universidad Xochicalco and CENEU by the end of the course.

Aboard the three week journey.

Gain knowledge and international friendships that will last a lifetime!For more information, contact CENEU, Universidad Xochicalco’s International Affairs Office in San Diego.

Ask us about the scholarship option.

Calendar of the first week

Learn to estabilish rapport with your patient. In the Doctor - Patient Unit, you will learn to greet, empathize and have conversations with your patients in Spanish

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Calendar of the second week

Understand pathologies. Once you learn to establish rapport, it is crucial to understand what is happening to your patient internally.

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Welcome kit

Course materials

Community exposure to underserved communities


Course completion certificate

Shadowing doctors

Completion of 7 Core Competencies

Glossary for common words and phrases

Meeting Mexican medical students

Refund Policy

If the program is cancelled due to COVID-19 statewide stay-at-home order and health department restrictions on gathering and social distancing

CENEU will provide full refunds to clients. Students will be able to choose between keeping the credit with CENEU for the Program once shelter in place is lifted and new dates are determined, or a full refund that will be mailed in the form of a check to each student. Our accounting department will contact each student to let them know when to expect the check and confirm mailing address.

If client is unable to attend the Program for personal reason, CENEU will refund:

100% of total cost of program if written notice of cancellation is received 25 calendar days prior to course date.
60% of total cost of program if written notice of cancellation is received 24 to 8 calendar days prior to course date.
There will be no refund if cancellation is received 7 days or less prior to course date

Written notification of cancellation.
Accounting Department contact information:

Please use subject line: “Summer Program (year) cancellation – Full Name” (student requesting refund).
Briefly explain reason for cancellation.