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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 09/02/2019 12/13/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Boston Students, UMass Dartmouth Students, UMass Lowell Students Language of Instruction: Spanish
Class Status: 3-junior, 4-senior Housing Options: Homestay
Areas of Study: Accounting/Finance, Architecture, Art History, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science/Computer Engineering, Economics, English, Film Studies, Geography, History, Humanities, International Business, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Management, Math/Statistics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science/International Relations, Psychology, Sociology/Anthropology, Spanish Studies Program Category: Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 3 Program Type: Partner-led
Semester Program Cost Level:
$$$
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 Spanish and gain insight into this country's fascinating past. Learn about the Cuban Revolution, Cuba's relationship with the U.S., explore Cuban art, language, and literature, and step into history in Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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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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