Arcadia in Cuba Courses

You’ll take a semester load of 15-16 credits for this program. 

  • Make sure your credits transfer back for credit with your home school – this is your responsibility.
  • Please be flexible about courses – we can’t guarantee placement in specific courses.
  • Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.

Core Course

Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
UHAV POCU 350 Cuban-U.S. Relations: Past and Present 4 Spring/Fall PDF

Spanish Language

Students will write a placement essay at the beginning of their time in Havana, which will determine their placement in a 4-credit Spanish language course.

Spanish language courses for foreign students are taught by the Modern Languages Department.

Two or Three Electives

Students will be directly enrolled in two or three courses of their choice at the University of Havana. Courses are worth 2, 3 or 4-credits.

Below is a short list of courses that have been chosen by American students in the past. For a full list, please speak to your program manager.

Arts & Letters

  • Linguistics
  • Modern Languages and Literatures
  • Cuban, Caribbean, and Latin American Art
  • Cuban, Caribbean, and Latin American Literature
  • Afro-Caribbean Studies
  • Cuban Cinema

History, Philosophy & Sociology

  • Latin American and Cuban History
  • Marxist-Leninist Philosophy
  • Political Economy
  • Theory and Ideology of Cuban Revolution
  • Sociology


  • Cuban Biodiversity
  • Ecotourism
  • Bioethics and Environment