Program Director, Dan Skinner, Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Immerse yourself in the language, culture and history of Cuba as you explore the Cuban healthcare system.
March 10th - March 16th, 2019
Applications Open Now!
Cuba is a dynamic nation with a health care system that has much to teach Americans. Experience this island country and its people as they begin their own journey out of decades of isolation. Learn how, despite limited resources, Cuba built a health care system known for its emphasis on prevention, universality, urban-rural parity, and a commitment to train health providers from other low-resource countries. Interact with local health care professionals at clinics in Havana and in a nearby rural village. Explore the culture and history of Havana, a grand old but vibrant city by the sea.
Open to OHIO medical, nursing, and other health professions students with junior or senior standing in good academic standing (Heritage College) or at least a 3.0 overall GPA.
Lodging with other students in residencias. Your meals will be taken together in the home where you’re staying. Residencias are located right off one of the main thoroughfares in Vedado. In each residencia, students will be housed in double, triple or quad rooms, sharing a bathroom. Each residencia has a small safe/security box for students' valuables.
*Non-resident surcharges waived for this program.
OHIO University and the Office of Global Opportunities will bill your program fee to your student account once you have registered for your classes and enrolled in the STDY course.
The program fee payment is due with your spring tuition payment. For more information about tuition and due dates,
What does the program fee cover?
What about airfare?
The flight is a group flight paid as an out-of-pocket expense.
Once all students have accepted their nomination to the program, the program coordinator will begin searching for a group flight. We book a group flight because the terms of your visa require that you all arrive to Cuba together.
We will search for the cheapest flight, and the faculty director will make the flight selection. Below is an outline of the steps required to complete upon receipt of the flight itinerary:
OHIO University Students: Complete the GOIS Online Program Application
Academic and judicial checks: An academic and judicial check on all OHIO students is conducted before application and prior to departure.
Please refer to the Global Health Program Checklist (PDF) for instructions on submitting additional information once you have been nominated for a program. This checklist also includes information on course registration for programs.
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the US State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination. Also refer to International SOS for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership ID: 11BCAS000010.
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. A valid passport, valid for at least 6 months after the program end date, is required for entry into Cuba. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.
The Cuban government also requires that the traveler obtain a visa, which the Global Health office and API (onsite provider) assists with and is issued in collaboration with our sponsoring educational institution in Havana. The visa is specific to the education/study abroad category in Cuba. For general information about travel to Cuba, click here.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.