Study Abroad Application: Exploring Cuba - Past, Present and Future

Friday, March 27, 2015 5:00 PM

This study abroad program will allow students the possibility to explore Cuba in a moment of transition. Cuba’s unique political and economic history has long made it the subject of intense intellectual debate. The recent announcement of a “normalization” of relations between the U.S. and Cuba have Cubans, along with the rest of the world, creating expectations about what changes the future will bring, making this a particularly fascinating moment to travel to the island. Through study of Cuba’s geography, history, politics, and cultural production, students will discover what makes this Caribbean island so unique. The program is centered in the city of Havana, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1982, and will also include travel to other cultural patrimony sites. The program will be conducted in English. Knowledge of Spanish is useful, but not required.