Application for Cuba 2017 Field Course

This year it is possible to apply online OR by mail. All supporting documents can be submitted digitally through our online application form, or mailed after the online form has been completed. REMEMBER: Your application will be considered incomplete until all documents are received.

Before registering, please download and review the Statement of Responsibility/Waiver and Release document below. If you are applying through the online form, please keep a copy for your records.

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Applications will be accepted from February 10 to April 10, 2017.

Any forms that you are mailing should be submitted to:

Dr. Jacqueline S. McLaughlin
Penn State Lehigh Valley
2809 Saucon Valley Road
Center Valley, PA 18034


A check in the amount of $500 payable to Penn State University will be required ONLY UPON ACCEPTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM.

DO NOT send money at this time!

Physical Requirements

  • Must be in good physical condition and able to walk 10 to 15 km a day.
  • No abuse of illegal drugs. No consumption of alcohol. No smoking.
  • Be willing to work under difficult and uncomfortable conditions such as heat, rain and mosquitoes - day and night.
  • Must be able to swim.
  • Know if you are allergic to mosquito bites, and if so, have necessary medication on hand.
  • Have a health insurance policy issued by the HTH World Wide Study Abroad Insurance Company through Penn State undergraduates. Information will be provided to you.
  • Must be able to endure long bus trips.
  • It is STRONGLY advised that anyone with a heart condition or any other health condition such as, but not limited to, pregnancy, asthma, or arthritis consult Dr. McLaughlin before applying.


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