1 credit/15 hours
Offered at beginning and intermediate levels. Includes emphasis on health-related vocabulary. Classes incorporate activities outside the classroom to practice language skills.
3 credits/45 hours
This broad survey course, taught in English, provides an overview of the development, policies, and practices of the Cuban health system. The main historical, social, political, and economic factors that have produced enviable health outcomes for the Cuban population will be examined. Classroom study is complemented by visits and onsite sessions at locations throughout the city.
This course will cover:
8:30 am Dip a Cuban tosada into your café con leche at one of the many cafes on the way to Casa de las Americas.
9:00 am Spanish Class! Learn new vocab related to maternal and infant health.
10:00 am Dive deep into the Cuba’s primary health care system and learn about family planning and the care of pregnant women with Prof Dra. Melba Sosa Leyva.
12:30 pm Cubanos (Cuban ham and cheese sandwiches) and study hall – review your vocab from this morning and put together three questions for your afternoon excursion.
2:00 pm Visit to a maternal home and meet with the doctors, nurses, and patients. Make sure you ask your questions!
4:00 pm Take a tour of street art and graffiti in Central Havana.
6:30 pm Enjoy fricase con Pollo (chicken stew) at the guesthouse to catch up on the day and look ahead to tomorrow.
8:00 pm Movie night: Watch Viva Cuba and learn about the other side of the island.