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Landscapes of Memory: History, Culture and Historic Preservation in Cuba offers an exciting 15-day study abroad experience in the "Pearl of the Antilles," as it has been called. The program is designed to deepen students' understanding of the history and
Location:
Havana, Cuba
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
MayMester Intersession

Program Overview

Program Description:
Georgia State offers many summer and maymester programs led and taught by Georgia State professors. These programs tend to be focused on a particular topic or theme and range from 10 to 20 participants, though some are larger. Students participate in lectures, site visits, excursions, and tours as part of the program. These programs usually last between two and six weeks. Students find these programs a great way to really get to know their professors and other GSU students while earning GSU credits and grades. Students do not have to study on a program related to their major, but they certainly can. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

Landscapes of Memory: History, Culture and Historic Preservation in Cuba offers an exciting 15-day study abroad experience in the "Pearl of the Antilles," as it has been called. The program is designed to deepen students' understanding of the history and culture of Cuba, and how the country is working to preserve its historic sites, parks and cultural landscapes. The program will consider the ways in which history is selectively remembered, preserved and presented to the public. Students will develop skills in combining and communicating the results of field experiences and research. Visits to historic sites, parks, places of memory and cultural landscapes will be interspersed with lectures and discussion led by the instructors and local experts in the field. We will visit: Havana, whose vibrant neighborhoods stretch westward in a chronological parade of architectural exuberance. The political climate of the last 48 years has spared 400 years of urban fabric from the modern-day ravages of freeway construction and urban renewal. Cienfuegos, called "The Pearl of the South," a coastal city designed in a grid pattern with the Malecón running along the water. Trinidad, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the number of architectural and historical sites that have been virtually untouched by the last two centuries. Santa Clara, the capital city of the Cuban province of Villa Clara. This important industrial town, central to the province and country, set the stage for Che Guevara's final battle against Batista and retains many sites associated with the Rebel Army. Pinar del Río, a province of Cuba where tobacco and sugarcane are still grown today. The natural resources of Cuba abound in the UNESCO designated biosphere reserves, and the city of Pinar del Río boasts many neoclassical buildings with decorative art nouveau frontages. **Due to the popularity of this program, priority acceptance will be given to students, faculty, staff and other members of the Georgia State University community. Others will be assigned to the waiting list and accepted as space permits.**

Setting Description:
Participants will stay in high-quality local hotel accommodations (Three- and Four-Star Hotels) throughout the various regions of Cuba.
Cost:
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