Hi Everyone, I am a 3rd year and wish to take a year off between 3rd/4th year to study Spanish and travel Central and South America. I went to Guatemala the summer after 1st year to learn Spanish and I loved it. My question is how something like this would go over with residency programs. I am most interested in EM at this point. I consider myself a good student-a good mix of Honors and High Pass for all years and I did well on Step 1. I see myself doing work in International Health in the future, especially in Latin America. So, please be honest and let me know if taking a year off to simply learn Spanish and travel would hurt me in any way when it comes down to getting a residency. Take care. Jonathan.