University of Havana Summer Courses

You will be enrolled in a four week summer program that is taught at the University of Havana.

  • Please review your courses with your academic or study abroad advisor to ensure they will transfer back to your home school and that you are following your home school’s policies.
  • Please be flexible – we can’t guarantee specific courses. If your participation in the program depends on a particular course, be sure to make a note on your online course form.


The program is worth six credits and you take two courses:

  1. Cornerstone Course, Cuban-U.S. Relations: Past and Present (taught in English): The course will be a living laboratory of a country in transition. Topics covered include: What has led to the embargo and strained relations between the U.S. and Cuba? What is the past history and the future for these two countries?
    Course ID Title Credits Term Syllabus
    UHAV POCU 350S Cuban-U.S. Relations: Past and Present 3 Summer PDF
  2. Spanish language: This 3-credit course will be available in beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Please contact your Program Manager for descriptions of course content by level.

Grade Scale for Cuba - AACRAO EDGE

The following information is vetted and provided by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) on the Electronic Database for Global Education (EDGE).

Grade Description Translation U.S. Equivalent
5 Sobresaliente Excellent A
4 Aprovechado Good B
3 Aprobado Pass C
0-2 Suspenso, Desaprobado Fail F