Study Abroad in Havana

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Explore Havana, Cuba

The largest city in Cuba is also hub to the country’s political, cultural, and economic activities. Students enjoy a vibrant art, music, and dance scene in a city seemingly trapped in time, as it emerges with flare into the 21st century.

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Havana, past study tours and excursions have included:

  • Attending festivals and holiday celebrations like Festival Internacional de Ballet de La Habana
  • Historic, architectural, and other specialized tours of Havana
  • Overnight trips to destinations like Pinar del Rio and the Valley of Viñales, Cienfuegos (an industrial city that offers a glimpse of life outside of tourist areas), and Santiago de Cuba


University of Havana (UH)
UH was founded by Dominican monks in 1728 and is Cuba’s most prestigious university. It’s comprised of 17 academic departments and 14 research centers in economics, the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. More than 20 majors are offered at the university, where approximately 6,000 students are pursuing degrees.


Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer.

Study Abroad Programs in Havana

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