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Program Description:

Program Overview     

This 8 day program will allow students to experience Havana, Cuba. Nursing students will be immersed in Cuban culture and the healthcare system. You will visit a number of healthcare facilities and attend guest lectures on the local health system, challenges and solutions in healthcare and healthcare delivery, as well as health promotion.

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Any pre-requisite courses are established by the faculty leader or department hosting the course.  The following have been listed as pre-requisites for consideration to enroll in this course and travel on the embedded education abroad program:
  • The program fulfills part of the nursing major, so it requires that students have completed all necessary coursework to this point in the program. 
  • Only nursing majors at Penn State Altoona can enroll in this course.
  • Admission in the course and permission to travel with the group are at the discretion of the faculty leader and/or academic department hosting the course.  Academic standing and disciplinary or conduct issues may impact eligibility.

Housing and Meals

During the embedded travel component, housing will consist of private accommodations/homestays.

Program Costs

Students pay regular Penn State tuition (either in-state or out-of-state) for the credits associated with the embedded course.  Travel costs, lodging, meals, excursions, and other fees are determined by the program budget which is set by the program leader.  Please consult the program leader for additional information.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Global Programs administers a scholarship that is specifically designated to support students studying abroad on embedded courses.  The scholarship is competitive, and the deadlines to apply are strictly enforced.  Please review the Embedded Programs Scholarship eligibility, deadlines, and application process.

For More Information

For more information about this course, please contact the program leader: Marcia Satryan by emailing

How to Apply

 The process for enrolling in an embedded course varies according to the instructor and/or department.  The program leader has indicated that in order to enroll in the course and travel component, students must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater. The faculty who are leading the program will interview the Nursing students during the summer.

Studying Abroad with a Disability

Many students with disabilities successfully study abroad each year. Please note that other cultures may have different attitudes and available accommodations regarding disabilities. While we cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites and locations, specific accommodations may be arranged in consultation with our office, the Student Disability Resources office, and our partners abroad. To prepare for success, students are strongly encouraged to research the country and program location to consider if and how they will manage their disabilities abroad in advance of selecting a program. Students with disabilities and other diverse backgrounds can begin their research on our Diversity Awareness Abroad page.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall- Embedded 2017 08/22/2017
Rolling Admission 10/28/2017 11/04/2017
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader, Marcia Satryan, by emailing if you are interested in applying for this embedded program
Fall- Embedded 2018 08/15/2018
Rolling Admission 10/27/2018 11/04/2018
NOTE: The application deadline date is NOT as it appears above. Please contact the program leader, Marcia Satryan, by emailing if you are interested in applying for this embedded program.

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