101 California Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 982-1296
Fax: (415) 651-8725





What if I am not conversant in Spanish, or the native language of the site?

Language classes are part of the IASE program.  These classes are not to be confused to those offered by the Spanish immersion language schools. 

If, however, a student feels that her/his Spanish language skills are quite low, then it is advised that s/he enrolls in our intensive language class whose focus is on "practical language skills."  

We recommend that students who are not conversant in Spanish, and prefer not to travel to take additional classes in their home institution before their arrival.

As for any of the inidgenous languages such as Tswana or Nahuatl, students are not expected to be conversant, nor are they expected to "become conversant."   Indigenous languages are offered to students in order for them to learn and understand the effects and influences/or lack of it these play in the socio-political, economic, and cultural arena of that country.

What IASE is and is not?

What are the requirements of the Service Learning/Experiential Program?

What if I am not conversant in Spanish, or the native language of the site?

What if I am conversant in Spanish? Do I still need to take Language lessons?

I am not a medical student. Do I still need a preceptor sponsor from my college/university?

What day should I arrive? Where should I fly in?

How much leisure time do I have?

How much spending money should I bring?

What should I bring to the site?

Is there anything special I need to bring?

Is there phone or e-mail access?

Am I covered by Health Insurance?

Where will I stay during the program?

What is the Service Learning/Experiential Program?