Santa Rosa Junior College offers a very unique international program, the Transcultural Health Care course, which provides a two-week immersion experience in an international setting.
Ensenada, Baja California, has been the primary location since the inception of SRJC's International Health Project, where our Health Sciences students provide hands-on assistance at Ensenada's hospitals, community clinics, orphanages, migrant work camps, schools in poverty areas, and skilled nursing facilities for seniors.
This instructional experience gives Nursing students the opportunity to observe a variety of procedures, such as open-heart surgeries and births, while Dental Hygiene students clean hundreds of children's teeth at various sites.
During the program, students learn medical Spanish in late afternoons and evening sessions. Cultural activities are also included, and musical programs, plays, and museum tours are enjoyed during the student's visit. While our students return from this amazing experience with an enhanced level of functional medical Spanish, more importantly, they acquire a deeper respect and understanding for other cultures.
Future locations for international immersion projects include Africa, Asia, and Central and South America.