Study from a unique perspective and experience the eclectic Cuban life

This is your chance to explore the unique way of life in Cuba and the vibrant city of Havana, with its eclectic mix of Latin, European and American cultures. Your studies will involve a deep immersion into student life in Cuba, studying through Spanish and with other Cuban students at our academic partner, the prestigious University of Havana. Our Resident Director in Havana will be on-hand to help you every step of the way and you will live and study in the vibrant Vedado neighborhood of central Havana close to the university, cafes, music venues and local student hangouts.

As the largest in Cuba and one of the most renowned universities in the Caribbean and Central America, the University of Havana offers a unique and exciting learning experience. Direct-enrollment courses in a variety of departments at University of Havana, one of the premier universities in the Caribbean and Central America. Particular areas of academic strength are: politics, Afro-Caribbean studies, music, literature, philosophy, sociology, history, biology and international relations.

  • Core Course: The Arcadia study abroad program in Cuba is a full-immersion program where all courses are taught in Spanish alongside Cuban students. The core course, Cuban-American Relations: Past and Present, is taught by faculty of the Centro de Estudios Hemisféricos y sobre Estados Unidos (CEHSEU - Center for Hemispheric and U.S. Studies) at UH, focusing on U.S.-Cuban relations and history. The four-credit course will give you an introduction into the historic and socio-cultural background of Cuba and help you understand current developments in the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba.

  • Spanish Language: Depending on your level of Spanish, you will also be placed in a Spanish language course.

  • Two-Three Electives: In addition to the core course and the language course, you will choose two or three elective courses from the vast array offered by the University of Havana, in any department of the university.

This was a fascinating experience. I came a bit closer to understanding the reality of Cuban life, by living it. ”

Kara Sheppard-Jones

Yale University Student, University of Havana

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2014 8/27/2014 12/14/2014 16 $17,500 3/1/2014 More Info
Spring 2015 TBA TBA 15 $17,250 10/1/2014 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details

Country

Cuba

Language of Instruction

Proficiency Dependent

City

Havana

Location Type

Large City

Accommodation

As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.

Accommodation

Health & Safety

Student health, safety and security in Cuba are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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