Program Details

This program runs every Spring in partnership with the University of Havana. Students enroll in four classes for a total of 16 credits. The courses are Cuban Society and Culture, Spanish language, Arts and Culture at the Ludwig Foundation, and one electiv
Location:
Havana, Cuba
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
From the first resistance of indigenous Cubans against their Spanish conquerors until the success of Fidel Castro's revolution, the island nation of Cuba has been a preeminent island in the Caribbean. For students from its powerful northern neighbor Cuba offers the singular opportunity to question, debate, and discuss; to get beneath the surface of propaganda and spin, and to evaluate for themselves the art, music, culture, history, and politics of this fascinating world.

This program runs every Spring in partnership with the University of Havana. Students enroll in four classes for a total of 16 credits. The courses are Cuban Society and Culture, Spanish language, Arts and Culture at the Ludwig Foundation, and one elective in the College of Arts and Letters. If a student tests out in Spanish they may take two electives. Visits to museums and a variety of cultural field trips enhance the students' learning experience.

Students who enroll in this program will have the exciting opportunity to be a part of the historic reconciliation of Cuba and the United States while becoming more fluent in Spanish and earning valuable credits toward their college degree at an amazingly low cost.
Setting Description:
The program takes place at the University of Havana located in the heart of Havana. It is one of the oldest and most acclaimed universities in the New World with many of its professors famed writers, artists, musicians, and scholars. Students will live as a group in a townhouse residence run by a farmer’s cooperative in Havana. A Latin American and world capital and one of the most vibrant cities in the world, Havana is the center of Cuban life. Filled with buildings, parks, and squares of Spanish and Art Nouveau design, Havana offers students the experience of urban life in Cuba today, from its oldest neighborhoods in Old Havana to its newest sections in Vedado and Miramar. Students will live among Cubans and will experience the difficulties of life on the island as well as its joys, especially the pleasures of becoming acquainted with the people of Cuba.
Cost:
The price of $18,255 includes tuition for 16 credits, flights, housing, and two meals a day.

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