January Term Study Programs in Havana, Cuba

Providing unique learning experiences for North American university students since 1969

Program information

Spanish Studies Abroad short-term programs are a special opportunity for students who can’t get away for a complete semester to take Cuban culture and Spanish language courses. The Summer or January Term Program includes coursework at Universidad de La Habana (ULH), along with study visits and cultural activities.

Why choose this program?

  • Classes in Spanish designed for international students
  • All courses are taught in Spanish by highly qualified Cuba university professors with extensive experience in teaching American students.
  • Earn 4 credits
  • Choose from intensive language, history, culture, and literature courses.
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • 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, Las Terrazas, farmers' markets, grassroots community centers, and jazz, salsa and hip-hop concerts.

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish language coursework. Completion of elementary Spanish.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old before program begins.
  • Content courses have a prerequisite of 4 semesters of college Spanish, the equivalent of the completion of intermediate Spanish.

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Choose your courses

Content
SPAN 330HJ - CUBAN LITERATURE
Four semesters of college Spanish.
Credits: 4
January
Content
SPAN 322HJ - CUBAN CULTURE
Four semesters of college Spanish.
Credits: 4
January
Content
SPAN 320HJ - CUBAN HISTORY
Four semesters of college Spanish.
Credits: 4
January
Language
SPAN 313HJ - INTEGRAL USAGE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE: PERFECCIONAMIENTO FOR NEAR-NATIVE AND NATIVE SPEAKERS
Credits: 4
January
Language
SPAN 311HJ - INTEGRAL USAGE OF THE SPANISH LANGUAGE 1: SUPERIOR LEVEL
Credits: 4
January
Language
SPAN 309HJ - ADVANCED SPANISH
Credits: 4
January
Language
SPAN 204HJ - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
Credits: 4
January

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

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 Resident Director

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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