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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Option: Homestay Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Type: Approved Language of Instruction: Spanish
Class Eligibility: 3.Junior, 4.Senior Academic Area: Accounting, Anthropology, Architectural History, Architecture, Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Economics, Film, Finance, Geography, History, Hospitality Management, Human Rights, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics & Statistics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Tourism, Urban Studies
Program Advisor: Contact the Wang Center for advising
Program Description:

Cuban Studies

HAVANA, CUBA

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Program Overview

As the political, economic, and cultural hub of Cuba, Havana is the perfect spot to practice your intermediate to advanced Spanish language skills and gain insight into this country’s fascinating past. Enroll in classes with local and international students at CIEE’s partner school, University of Havana (UH), and agree to speak only Spanish to foster language learning and cultural immersion. Courses are focused in art, health, history, literature, music, politics, and more. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

GAIN INSIGHT

into Cuban culture, history, and relationships with the U.S. and other countries.

EXPLORE HAVANA

– from Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to modern Vedado, and the city's diverse suburbs.

ENJOY HAVANA'S WORLD-FAMOUS

music scene and the city's many festivals.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Visit sites of historic and cultural importance in Havana and the surrounding areas.
  • Attend festivals and holiday celebrations like Festival Internacional de Ballet de La Habana.
  • Go on historical, architectural, or other specialized tours of the city of Havana.
  • Take guided visits to the city's museums, baseball games, and other sporting events.
  • Every February, Havana celebrates the International Book Fair, in the Morro-Cabaña Fortress, to which a foreign country is usually invited to participate.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • Mandatory orientation – an introduction to Havana culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.