Passport Travel Study Program

Comparative Health Systems in Mexico: Summer Program

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Exploring Comparative Healthcare Systems in Mexico
June 19–July 3, 2017

Faculty: Dr. Stan Salinas [ Bio ]

Academic Credit: Earn 3 units of academic credit. [ Course ]

Guanajuato StreetsAbout the Program

In a 14-night immersive experience, gain an in-depth perspective on Mexico’s emerging and innovative Health Care System. Through tours of five healthcare organizations and several meetings with executives and policy makers in a variety of fields, we will learn about the financial and delivery challenges that the system faces. The course will also compare the Mexican health care model with other health care systems around the world. There will also be plenty of opportunities to become acquainted with the local culture and to visit important historic and cultural sites.

Why Guanajuato? Understanding healthcare in Mexico begins with exploring the difference ways that it is administered. Explore private/public hospitals and clinics to discover how healthcare in Mexico differs from the United States. Guanajuato offers opportunities to understand the different facets of healthcare while immersing yourself in this vibrant and lively culture.

[ Read itinerary highlights. Use passsword “ChicoMexico” ]


• WorldStrides Program Fee: $3,290, payable to WorldStrides. Includes airfare, transportation, accommodations, noted lunches & dinners, and more. [ Additional Information. Use password “ChicoMexico ]

◊ Application and $1000 deposit due by March 1
◊ $1145 due to WorldStrides by March 20
◊ $1145 due to WorldStrides by April 19

• Course fees: $690, payable to CSU, Chico (3 units x $230/unit)

Guanajuato, MexicoAcademic Credit

Participants in the non-credit field school may opt to earn four units of academic credit by enrolling in ANTH 280 Field Archaeology, ANTH 380 Field Archaeology, or ANTH 480 Advanced Field Archaeology for an additional fee of $240.

Earn three units of academic credit by enrolling in the following class:

HCSV 499: Comparative Health Systems
[ Course Syllabus ]  [ Registration ]

Program Faculty

Dr. Stan Salinas, Assistant Professor (Health Services Administration, CSU Chico), is a longtime resident of Chico and a graduate of Chico State’s Health Services Administration program. He earned his Doctorate of Health Administration at Central Michigan University and his Masters of Health Administration at the University of Southern California. His research interests are in value based purchasing and patient experience as related to healthcare quality.

If you would like to know more about the trip or the course, contact Dr. Salinas at or 530.898.5013