School of Nursing Academic Immersions

The School of Nursing and Health Professions offers immersion programs to students in a variety of communities across the globe. These invaluable opportunities make learning outside the classroom a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

2019 School of Nursing Immersions

Project Puebla- Exploring Spanish Language, culture, and Mexican health system.

  • MPH694: Cultural and Linguistic Preparation for Health Care
  • Course Credit: 2 units
  • Prof: Erica Devon Arana <>

Course Description:

This elective course presents the opportunity to apply knowledge and understanding of the impact of socioeconomic and political influences on the health and well being of individuals and communities in Puebla, Mexico.  An intensive two week language, cultural, service learning immersion program at Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla, a fellow Jesuit University. Students will apply their knowledge in nutrition, nursing and public health at the same time they interact with urban dwelling and indigenous populations as they explore both modern and traditional health care practices and experience the language and culture in Mexico.

This opportunity is available to students in good academic standing, with a fluent Spanish language, interested in working with people and applying knowledge in nutrition, nursing, and public health.

Students will live in pairs with Mexican host families affiliated with the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla as well as spend some nights in a hotel in Cuetzalan. During intersession over the second two weeks of January. How many credits do I get and how much does it cost? Participants will pay USF tuition for two credits. In addition, the estimated cost for room, board, travel, food, flight, and Universidad Iberoamericana.

Puebla Itinerary.