We are a non-profit international Medical Spanish immersion program located in the Andean highlands of Ecuador. 

We cater to medical students, resident doctors, and other practitioners (for example, independent physicians, nurses, health care workers and providers). Cachamsi is one of the few international medicine rotations that offers structured Medical Spanish classes as well as volunteer opportunities among a unique indigenous population. Participants will gain an appreciation of cross-cultural medicine, and enjoy a vibrant and stimulating experience in Ecuador. 

What makes our program different?

Over a decade of experience.
Over 60 medical and academic institutions represented.
Flexible dates and housing options.

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Boston University medical students improve their Spanish and learn about global health through Cachamsi, a medical Spanish immersion program in Ecuador. Beyond language classes, they run health education camps for children, work in clinics and hospitals, and live with host families.


Find out about our organization, mission, and our integration with the Cacha community.

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Ecuador was hit with a devastating earthquake on April 16, 2016,  principally along the Pacific coast.  Cachamsi is helping out by partnering with a Local NGO to alleviate the consequences on children in the most affected area of Manabi and Esmeraldas.

Please consider donating at:


 Important note to donor:

You have your choices to where you send your money, please consider the following:

This will be a TAX DEDUCTIBLE contribution.  We are going through the effort to raise funds directly because we want to see the direct impact of our contribution immediately.  By engaging a nonprofit organization in the U.S. and in Ecuador we are reducing the pass through cost to the minimum and stretching the value of our dollars.

For more information on the efforts to alleviate the needs of the children