FULL: Summer Language Virtual Immersion & Exchange: Spanish


Dates: June 28 to August 9th

Synchronous Course Meetings:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:00am to 11:30am EST

Instructor: Oscar Rollan

Grade Level: All

Course Description:

Students will collaborate with their peers at our partner school in Spain to explore health outcomes for women and girls across the world, which are concerning, through research and discussion. In many societies, women are disadvantaged by discrimination rooted in sociocultural factors such as unequal partnerships between men and women and an exclusive focus on women’s reproductive roles. While poverty is an important barrier to positive health outcomes for both men and women, it has a greater effect on women and girls’ health. This course will emphasize a critical analysis of these disparities across the globe with a focus on solutions that are working, as well as ideas for better ones. The exchange will conclude with a symposium during which the students will present Call to Action documents in both English and Spanish that are rooted in their research and guided by their priorities as young women who seek to shape a changing world. The research, writing and discussions will be in the target language for each student. 


Prerequisite: High School Spanish Level 3 

Essential Questions Include:

  • What are some of the significant health outcomes for girls and women across the world? 
  • What are the barriers to reaching parity with health outcomes for men?
  • What can we do as young women to make change and move from disparity to parity?