Overview

Learn about health policy. Practice Spanish. Witness a changing Cuba.

Gain insight into a vastly different approach to healthcare as you explore the Cuban medical system and its contributions to the field. Havana is a complex mix of people, history, and the arts and offers endless opportunities to explore.

Cuba, renowned for health outcomes exceeding those of the wealthiest countries, is an ideal place to consider current debates about accessibility and rising costs. Your coursework provides the background on Cuban healthcare and sets the context for afternoon site visits. Outside of class, practice your Spanish language skills during activities with Cuban high school students and discover the intricacies of this beautiful Caribbean island nation.

You’ll live with your group and staff in a small hotel or guesthouse in a residential neighborhood of Havana. Students will share rooms and bathroom facilities and take most meals as a group in nearby restaurants or paladares, family-run businesses that serve homemade Cuban food. You’ll walk to class along the fascinating streets of Havana, experiencing the rhythm of the local community. Connections with Cuban high school students will foster friendships that can last a lifetime.

Cuba, and especially the city of Havana, loom large in the US imagination. For many around the world, Cuba is a popular tourist destination with its beautiful architecture, beaches, and amazing music and arts scenes. Find your favorite yucca fingers or the best ropa vieja, a Cuban beef stew. Visit the Museum of the Revolution and then stroll along the iconic Malecon. Follow the sounds of live music to be charmed by the talents of up and coming musicians. Get a sense of history in Old Havana as your guide seeks out hidden back streets to give you insight into daily life in the colorful capital city.

Cost and Session Information

This program runs from June 28, 2019 to July 27, 2019. All of the following is included in the program fee: Courses and textbooks, activities & excursions, housing in a dormitory, all meals, supervision and staff support, comprehensive medical insurance, and a transcript.

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