An eclectic summer studying a unique society and culture

This program is Suspended for SUMMER 2021. Students are encouraged to apply for a future term, or to consider an alternative program.

This program brings you an exceptional educational and life experience in one of the most extraordinary places in the world. You will live, study and take part in Cuban society, enjoying the country’s special eclectic mix of Latin, European and American cultures.

This exciting program is taught in cooperation with our academic partner, the University of Havana and its Centro de Estudios Hemisféricos y sobre Estados Unidos (CEHSEU - Center for Hemispheric and U.S. Studies). You’ll enroll in two courses, which focus on Cuban and U.S. relations and Spanish language. All courses are taught in English, except the Spanish language classes.

I remember one time I was invited to one of my friend’s birthday parties and that was the moment that I felt I really belonged in Cuba. It was such a positive experience because it was very Cuban and very authentic. ”

Janelle Crilley

Arcadia University Student, University of Havana Summer

  • The Arcadia Resident Director and a Cuba Program Director (faculty member) from the University of Havana assist you in navigating the unique culture and society of Cuba to provide you with the best possible experience.

  • You will live and study in the vibrant Vedado neighborhood of central Havana with proximity to the university, cafes, music venues and local student hangouts.

  • Enjoy the unique island culture with its laid-back and welcoming, friendly people - a different experience, less connected to the western world.

Program Details



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Location Type

Large City


As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. 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.


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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