Havana, Cuba

Summer Cuban Studies

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Information for term Summer Cuban Studies

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Dates: May 21 – Jun 18, 2018 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jun 18 – Jul 16, 2018 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Dates: May 21 – Jul 16, 2018 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Immerse yourself in Cuban culture for four weeks. This program has you studying and getting to know the capital city of Havana in equal measure. You’ll spend time in the UNESCO World Heritage site as well as its many diverse suburbs while taking one intensive course and living with a local Cuban family. There’s no better way to feel like a local in this fascinating city.

 

Unique Experiences

  • Learn about

    the culture and society of revolutionary Cuba.

  • Explore the impact

    of local and global dynamics on life in Havana and throughout the country.

  • Get a look at Cuba

    off the beaten track with an overnight excursion.

  • locals and tourists at the nightly cannon blast

    1,000
  • feet of art make on Mercaderas Street mural

    3,229
  • rooms in Ernest Hemingway’s first home in Cuba

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Location & Culture

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Home to a population of two million. The political and economic hub of the country. And host to a vibrant arts scene — from the music for which the island nation is famous, to film, dance, and visual arts. Discover this UNESCO World Heritage site for yourself. And learn why the city’s restoration process has been recognized internationally for its success in combining historic preservation and investments for international tourism with local community development.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Go on historic, architectural, or other specialized tours of Havana.
  • Take guided visits to the city’s museums, baseball outings and other sporting events.
  • Take in the arts scene with concerts, plays, and dance performances.
  • Take an overnight trip 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, the second largest city on the island and home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homstay. Get the feel for real life in Cuba by living in a homestay in the Vedado area. Laundry services are included.

  • MEALS

    Two meals a day are included.

Havana, Cuba

Where You'll Study

  • A

    CIEE STUDY CENTER

    Located in the central Havana district of Vedado.

  • B

    CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS MARTIANOS

    Located in the central Havana district of Vedado.

  • C

    Getting Around

    Students get around by walking and taking taxis, ferries, and buses.

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What you need to know

The program details

Sessions I and II are both based at the Centro de Estudios Martianos (CEM). Both CEM, as well as the CIEE Study Center, are located in the central Havana district of Vedado. Classes offered are for CIEE students only.

Classes will be taught by local faculty and visiting scholars, most of whom are researchers or instructors at the University of Havana or other top Cuban universities.

Courses are taught in Spanish.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Classes are for CIEE students only.

  • GRADING

    Grades are based on a written and oral assignments and a final paper or examination. A U.S.-style letter grading system (A, B, C, D, F) will be used.

  • SCHEDULE

    Summer Session 1: Mid May to mid June Summer Session 1 & 2: Mid May to mid July Summer Session 2: Mid June to mid July

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    4 semesters of college-level Spanish

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Participants enroll in the following courses:

  • In Session 1: Afro Cuba: Racial Dynamics of the 21st Century
  • In Session 2: Cuba: Past, Present and Future

Summer 2018 Courses

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Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Session II

Session III

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

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Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Some meals
  • One-day orientation – an introduction to Havana culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

No Hidden Fees

Program

Summer Session I 2018 4 weeks Summer Session I and II 2018 8 weeks Summer Session II 2018 4 weeks

Application Due

Apr 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018

Start Date

May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018 Jun 18, 2018

End Date

Jun 18, 2018 Jul 16, 2018 Jul 16, 2018

Fees & Housing

$3,850
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,543 **

Housing = $840 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $3,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $250

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $400

Domestic Airfare = $500

Total Estimated Costs = $1,350

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes 2 meals per day

roundtrip airfare to Miami based on U.S. East Coast departure

$6,930
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,783 **

Housing = $1,680 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,930

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $500

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $100

Personal expenses = $800

Domestic Airfare = $500

Total Estimated Costs = $2,200

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes 2 meals per day

roundtrip airfare to Miami based on U.S. East Coast departure

$3,850
Click to Close

Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,543 **

Housing = $840 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $3,850

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $250

Local Transportation = $150

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $400

Domestic Airfare = $500

Total Estimated Costs = $1,350

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes 2 meals per day

roundtrip airfare to Miami based on U.S. East Coast departure

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