Study Abroad Immersion in Cuba

Cuba Community Health and Environment (CHE) program and Intensive Medical Spanish and Community Health Immersion

Drexel University in partnership with La Universidad de Cienfuegos offers two opportunities for immersion in Cuba

Community Health and Environment (CHE)
July 2 – 16, 2017

The theme for the global health immersion program to Cuba is Community Health and Environment (CHE). This section also covers a variety of region-­‐specific health topics to include:

  • Art And Music Therapy
  • Maternal And Infant Health
  • Environment Health And Infectious Diseases
  • Introduction To The Cuban Socioeconomic Model
  • Afro-­‐Cuban Culture And Traditional Medicine
  • Nutrition And Food Security
  • Healthy Aging And The Life Course
  • Health Diplomacy And Cuban Medical Cooperation

Intensive Spanish and Community Health Immersion in Cuba
July 9 – 23, 2017

Experience the rich culture and history of Cuba, through the vibrant “Pearl of the South”; in the city of Cienfuegos, located near the southern coast of Cuba. This program is a perfect fit for those interested in improving their Spanish language skills and have a strong interest in global health and community–‐ oriented primary care. Gain practical experience and proficiency in this vital skill used everyday in today’s healthcare setting. Practice Spanish skills in local communities, clinics, and other settings while learning about the full range of universal healthcare service delivery and public health in Cuba.

In addition to learning and practicing health-reated Spanish—in a curriculum designed for beginners to intermediate, and advance levels—this international experience will provide participants with a distributed and evaluated learning opportunity in the field, that synthesizes and integrates theory and principles of global health, in a situation that approximates some aspect of professional practice.

In addition to daily Spanish language study, participants will be mentored in daily community health immersion field experiences—witnessing firsthand the integrated approaches to healthcare and public health in Cuba—led collaboratively by CIVITAS Global Education Services, faculty from the University of Cienfuegos, and Drexel University.

Trip Dates:
July 2nd – July 16th

Program Fee:

  • $1,000 for credit
    *Must be registered in PBHL708
  • $3,500 non-­‐credit

Payment Timeline:

  • Due Friday, April 7th – Nonrefundable deposit ($500)
  • Due May 26th – Balance ($500 or $3,000)

Included in Program Fee:

  • Round trip international airfare from Miami to Cienfuegos, Cuba (group flight via American Airlines)
  • Room and Board (Casa Particulares double occupancy homestay with Cuban family)
  • Health Insurance While In Cuba
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Entry fees to all cultural and health site visits that are a part of the program
  • Local transportation for all group events during program
  • Emergency/evacuation insurance

Not Included in Fee:

  • Domestic travel and accommodations to and from Miami
  • Additional meals and site seeing
  • Non-­‐program related excursions

Find Out More!

Contact Mr. Idris Robinson, MPH,
Assistant Director Office of International Programs & Dornsife SPH Office
of Global Health at or via phone 267.359.6058


Register Now!

To register or for more information for this program, please contact Mr. Idris Robinson, MPH,
Assistant Director Office of International Programs & Dornsife SPH Office
of Global Health at or via phone 267.359.6058

Contact Idris