Integrated Studies Programs in Havana, Cuba

Providing unique learning experiences for North American university students since 1969

Program information

Advanced students enroll in one or more regular courses in Spanish at the host university to complement the Spanish Studies Program curriculum. Sit side-byside with local students. We provide you with all the benefits of direct enrollment, including access to campus resources and integration into the university community. On-site resident directors assist each student individually with course selection and registration, and select a tutor for academic support.

 

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Fall or Spring terms
  • Classes scheduled Monday through Thursday
  • Choose from a variety of courses offered at Universidad de La Habana with local Cuban students. All courses are taught by Cuban university professors. Please see the course catalog for our Havana integrated course options.
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • 16 credits per semester
  • While in Havana, participants in our program will reside with local families in a homestay option unique to our program.
  • Breakfast and dinner included
  • All-inclusive program-sponsored excursions to places such as Old Havana, the Museum of the Revolution, Viñales, farmers' markets, grassroots community centers, jazz, salsa and hip-hop concerts, Cienfuegos province, the colonial city of Trinidad, or Santiago de Cuba!

Requirements

  • Prerequisite: successful completion of two semesters of advanced college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • 3.0 overall GPA and 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework required
  • Semester programs are open for college sophomores, juniors and seniors; they must be 18-25 years old

Choose your term

Start Date: Aug 31, 2020
Apply by: June 15, 2020
End Date: Dec 19, 2020
Cost: $15.900
Start Date: Jan 2021
Apply by: Oct 15, 2021
End Date: May 2021
Cost: $15.900
Start Date: Sept, 2021
Apply by: May 15, 2021
End Date: Dec, 2021

Choose your courses

Integrated Course Options
ULH INT - INTEGRATED COURSES AT ULH
2 semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.
Fall, Spring
Content
SPAN 344H - HISTORY OF ART
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 64
Fall, Spring
Content
SPAN 342H - HISPANIC LITERATURE
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 64
Fall, Spring
Content
SPAN 340H - A HISTORY OF IBERO-AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN CULTURE I
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring
Content
SPAN 338H - LATIN AMERICAN SOCIETY & FILM
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 64
Fall, Spring
Content
SPAN 336H - LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 64
Fall, Spring
Content
SPAN 334H - LITERARY ANALYSIS II
Tema I. Recapitulación del último tema impartido en Literatura cubana III. La creación del Ministerio de Cultura (1976). Los reajustes en la red de instituciones culturales que funcionan como soportes de la producción literaria. Los vínculos con la vida y el mercado internacional literarios. Tendencias del desarrollo literario cubano en la década de los ochenta. Tema II. El “Periodo Especial”. Su impacto en la red de instituciones que funcionan como soportes de la producción literaria. La era digital y las publicaciones electrónicas. El siglo XXI y el diálogo de nuestra literatura con el mercado internacional del libro. La actualidad más inmediata. Problemas de continuidad y ruptura estéticas. Tema III. La praxis literaria cubana en cada género entre 1976 y el año en curso: poesía, cuento, novela, teatro, ensayo, la crítica literaria y artística.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 64
Fall, Spring
Content
SPAN 332H - LITERARY ANALYSIS I
Tema I. Recapitulación del último tema de Literatura cubana I, dedicado a la literatura en los inicios del siglo XX. La red de instituciones culturales que tributan a la producción literaria. El pensamiento cultural republicano. Los vínculos con la vida literaria internacional. Tema II. La segunda renovación modernista. La praxis literaria por géneros: poesía, cuento, novela, teatro, ensayo. Tema III. Las vanguardias. El pensamiento cultural del periodo. Los vínculos con la vida literaria internacional. La praxis literaria por géneros: poesía, cuento, novela, teatro, ensayo, crítica. Las publicaciones. Problemas de continuidad y ruptura estéticas. Tema IV. Las tendencias posvanguardistas y antivanguardistas. Los aportes cualitativos de la producción literaria hasta 1959. La praxis literaria por géneros. Tema V. La literatura a partir de 1959 hasta 1976. La red de instituciones literarias que tributan a la producción literaria. Los vínculos con la vida literaria internacional. Los problemas cualitativos de continuidad y ruptura estéticas. La praxis literaria por géneros.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 64
Fall, Spring
Content
SPAN 330H - CUBAN LITERATURE
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring
Content
SPAN 328H - LINGUISTIC STUDIES III: STYLISTICS
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Content
SPAN 326H - LINGUISTIC STUDIES II: LEXICOLOGY OF SPANISH
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Content
SPAN 324H - LINGUISTIC STUDIES I: PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring
Content
SPAN 322H - CUBAN CULTURE
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring
Content
SPAN 320H - CUBAN HISTORY
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring
Cross-Cultural Reflection
SPAN 365H - CULTURAL AND SOCIAL REALITIES OF CUBA
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 313H - INTEGRAL USAGE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE: PERFECCIONAMIENTO FOR NEAR-NATIVE AND NATIVE SPEAKERS
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 311H - INTEGRAL USAGE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE 1: SUPERIOR LEVEL
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 309H - ADVANCED SPANISH
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall, Spring

What are you spending your program fee on?

For a specific price for this program please reach out to us, as fees vary depending on the destination.

What does the program fee include?

Tuition

Double occupancy room & full board

Laundry

Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities

Orientation

Health Insurance

Spanish Studies transcript

Support of onsite staff

Special Dietary Needs

Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact Spanish Studies for additional details.

All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.

How much spending money should I budget for?

The figures below are high estimates for your term abroad. We figure the average student will spend about $75 per week while in Seville. Of course, some will spend more and others will spend less. Think about your lifestyle and budget accordingly.

In total, we recommend that semester students budget a minimum of about $1,000 per month for expenses in Seville. Though lodging, all meals, laundry, and study tours are included in the program fees, students will want to have extra spending money for going out with friends, making weekend trips on their own, or buying gifts to take back home.

These costs are merely orientative*

Meet your admissions advisor

The best way to know a culture is to live it in first person. When you come to Cuba you will not only have a unique experience, you will have known one of the most extraordinary places in the world. 

The idea of learning while traveling, fascinates me, that’s why I enjoy my work so much. I was born in Seville (Spain) and have had the opportunity to know many places in the world, but without a doubt, I will keep the magic of Cuba. A place where you can expect the unexpected.

Rocío Haro

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