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Public Health in Cuba

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Sponsor: Northwestern University Office of International Program Development (IPD)

Location: Havana, Cuba


This program offers students a unique look into Cuba’s healthcare system and politics during an important phase in the socioeconomic evolution of the island. Public health courses examine Cuba’s system of socialized medicine, tropical infectious disease, HIV/AIDS, and medical sociology. Through lectures and visits to sites in Havana and surrounding areas, students also learn about Cuban history, literature, and cinema and gain exposure to a unique culture that has influenced arts and the humanities around the world.

Program Type: Northwestern-Sponsored


  • Summer

Languages: Spanish

Language Requirements: 

2 years or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.


Shared hotel accommodations.

Program Costs: 

Visit the IPD program page for cost information.

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