Student Spotlight

sorayaMy name is Soraya Chanyasubkit, and I am a pre-med junior majoring in NBB and minoring in Spanish. This past fall semester I studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain where I participated in the new Health Sciences track Emory College Study Abroad offers. I took Medical Spanish and a seminar on Comparative Healthcare Systems for Biology credit. I was hesitant at first if I would have time to study abroad as a pre-med student. However, going to Spain has reaffirmed my desire to become a doctor. Through the seminar class, we had a chance to visit a centro de salud (primary care clinic) and a hospital and learned why Spain ranks 7th in the world for its healthcare. Medical Spanish taught us vocabulary and anatomy and helped us develop our Spanish conversation skills. Both professors were engaging, knowledgable, and most importantly, fun. Though both classes are taught in Spanish, it was no burden and my Spanish has improved because of that. I highly recommend this program, and for the non-pre-med students, go to Spain anyway! If anyone has any questions, please feel free to email me!