2024 Application Deadline: 11:00pm on Sunday, January 21, 2024
Why Study In La Habana (Havana)?*
The La Habana program offers an unparalleled opportunity to visit this enchanting island and legendary city to learn about its culture and society. It will also provide a unique occasion for understanding—firsthand—the multiple layers of history that make Cuba significant in North America and in Latin America. The courses will examine not only the history of former Spanish colonies, but also the 20th century, during which Cuba played a significant geopolitical role. The La Habana summer program will give you the opportunity to experience the past, present, and future realities of Cuban society and its fusion of Spanish, African, and American flavors to create a rich culture of its own.
The summer La Habana program offers the choice of one three-week session or the two sessions back to back to create a six-week session—plus an optional one-week tour of Southern Cuba. Many of these courses include enticing field trips offering hands-on experience with the subject matter. The courses and your experiences outside the classroom will focus on the history and society of Cuba, with particular attention focused on exploring the impact of slavery and Cuba’s African roots on its culture and religions, as well as the present-day political and economic factors Cuba faces in its future. This is your opportunity to examine not only the history of former Spanish colonies, but also the 20th century, during which Cuba played a significant geopolitical role.