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  • Locations: Tijuana, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Spring
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Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 5-Graduate Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Field of Study: Health Science Housing Options: Hostel or Hotel
Credit Type: Resident Credit Program Type: Trans-Border Course
SDSU Office: Health and Human Services
Program Description:
Viajes Institucional Integración Docente Asistencial Investigación (VIIDAI) 
Tijuana and San Quintín, Mexico

March 17, 2018 (Tijuana)
April 27-30, 2018 (San Quintín) 

The travel portion is embedded into a fall or spring semester course at SDSU. 
To participate, SDSU students must be enrolled in PH 664 (Spring) or PH 626 (Fall).

In order to participate in this program you: 
  • Must be enrolled in LATAM 320 Section 1 during the Spring 2018 semester.
  • Be in possession of  a valid passport book prior to the first travel day.
  • Complete this on-line application before traveling. Students should complete this application after they have registered for the course

The Viajes Institucional Integración Docente Asistencial Investigación (VIIDAI) program is a bi-national collaboration between the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) medical school, San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) medical school. VIIDAI's mission is to create an opportunity for students and faculty from these three universities to work together to provide medical services and public health education to colonias in Baja California, Mexico, as well as to increase cultural competency and provide international outreach experience for the students. VIIDAI has been making collaborative trips to various migrant colonias in Baja California since 1998.

Students enrolled in this class will have the opportunity to gain international field experience and class credit while working in Mexico. Throughout the semester, the class will work in teams on various projects reflective of health promotion and other health topics. Additionally, the course provides addresses cultural competence, community assessment, and health disparities in developing countries. Integrating theory and practice, they will cultivate their field projects. 
Students will participate in a day long seminar on the campus of UABC in Tijuana, Mexico as well as a four day trip to San Quintín, BCS, Mexico.

Students will stay in a small hotel in San Quintín and are responsible for covering their own expenses in Mexico.

Class Professor: Dr. Noe Crespo <>, Dr Esmeralda Iniguez-Stevens <>
Program Coordinator: Dr. Stephanie Brodine,

This course is open to graduate students in good standing.

  • Students pay normal SDSU tuition to enroll in the course. 
  • Participants will need a valid passport book prior to the first travel day.
  • Participants will automatically be enrolled in the SDSU Foreign Travel Insurance Program. Coverage is provided for designated travel days only.
  • The insurance policy is required for all students and costs $60. There are no exceptions for international students.
  • Students will be billed through their SDSU student account the month following the add/drop deadline.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.