El Salvador (IFMSA El Salvador) - San Salvador-Matias: San Salvador-UJMD
LC GENERAL INFORMATION
348370
2000
Pediatrics, Surgery General
All year
10 SCOPE STUDENTS
1 SCORE STUDENTS
Hospital nacional San Rafael
Host Family, student hostel, student flat
Same as the General EC.
https://www.facebook.com/I-F-M-S-A-El-Salvador-125013180917010/
LEOs
Xiomara Funes
Daniela Cruz
OVERVIEW

Officially the Republic of El Salvador (Spanish: República de El Salvador, literally "Republic of The Savior"), is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. Also called "El pulgarcito de America", it means the thumb of america. El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador. As of 2015, El Salvador had a population of approximately 6.38 million, making it the most densely populated country in the region. Its population consists largely of Mestizos of European and Indigenous American descent.

El Salvador was for centuries inhabited by several Mesoamerican nations, especially the Cuzcatlecs, as well as the Lenca and Maya. In the early 16th century, the Spanish Empire conquered the territory, incorporating it into the Viceroyalty of New Spain. In 1821, the country achieved independence from Spain as part of the First Mexican Empire, only to further secede as part of the Federal Republic of Central America in 1823. Upon the republic's dissolution in 1841, El Salvador became sovereign until forming a short-lived union with Honduras and Nicaragua called the Greater Republic of Central America, which lasted from 1895 to 1898.

El Salvador It's known for having many vulcanos, they represent a good natural barrier beautiful. and also beaches with vulcanic sand which makes an amazing view in the afternoons.

UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
For the period between 2005 and 2010, El Salvador had the third lowest birth rate in Central America, with 22.8 births per 1,000. However, during the same period, it had the highest death rate in Central America, 5.9 deaths per 1,000. According to the most recent United Nations survey, life expectancy for men was 68 years and 74 years for women. Healthy life expectancy was 57 for males and 62 for females in 2003
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
NOEN
BOARDING

One of El Salvador's notable dishes is the pupusa. Pupusas are handmade corn tortillas (made of masa de maíz or masa de arroz, a maize or rice flour dough used in Latin American cuisine) stuffed with one or more of the following: cheese (usually a soft Salvadoran cheese such as quesillo, similar to mozzarella), chicharrón, or refried beans. Sometimes the filling is queso con loroco (cheese combined with loroco, a vine flower bud native to Central America).[117]

Pupusas revueltas are pupusas filled with beans, cheese and pork. There are also vegetarian options. Some adventurous restaurants even offer pupusas stuffed with shrimp or spinach. The name pupusa comes from the Pipil-Nahuatl word,pupushahua. The precise origins of the pupusa are debated, although its presence in El Salvador is known to predate the arrival of the Spaniards.

LODGING
Host family
TRANSPORTATION

Public Transportation

  1. busses: It's cost 25 cents per ride and you can pay in cash.

Private Transportation

Taxi: All the taxis are painted in yellow so they are unmistakable. There are private taxi companies where you can call and the taxi picks you up wherever you are. You can also take a taxi wherever you are in the street.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

In El Salvador we recently opened a new Support Division called "Social Program Director" that is in charge of organizing the National Activities Program for our incomings.

Cultural Program : It organizes the trips to points more tourism in the country, besides teaching them some activities on the culture and traditions of the country. this helps to understand the latin american culture and help understand the traditions.

meet our famous beaches and volcanos to have a great excitment!!

Social Program : It organizes the nightlife and takes the most attractive tourist sites in the capital of El Salvador. Also she organizes welcome dinner.

INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL PROGRAM: 

Also, we recently creates our international social program, that all incomings can apply, it consist in, a organized social program between ASOCEM Guatemala anda IFMSA El Salvador.

The student will know , another Central America Country through our international social agenda, the NMO that receive the student, have a prepare tourist guide for an incredible adventure in the country. Better, to know 2 countries by one.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IT, JUST LOOK OUR INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL PROGRAM MANUAL

SPANISH VERSION: http://issuu.com/scopeifmsaelsalvador/docs/international_social_program_el_sal?e=18196252/13909600

MUST SEE

TUNCO BEACH

LA LIBERTAD 

RUTA DE LAS FLORES

COATEPEQUE LAKE

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLIC HERE
http://www.elsalvador.travel/welcome/ 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
WELCOME TO EL SALVADOR!