The University of San Francisco: School of Nursing

Cuba Immersion Program

The Cuba Immersion Program is a two-week service program for graduate students and faculty in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of San Francisco. Participants in the program experience the Cuban health care system firsthand.

Despite economic disparities, Cuba's health care system has achieved an impressively high ranking on major health indicators. Health care in Cuba is viewed as a human right, which is reflected in a health policy that emphasizes prevention, primary care, community services, and active participation of citizens. Participants visit health care providers and share in cultural activities. Knowledge of basic and medical Spanish is helpful but not required.

This immersion trip will include general and medical Spanish, visits to providers, and cultural activities.

For more information on the Cuba Immersion Program, please contact Regina Otero-Sabogal, PhD, School of Nursing and Health Professions, at