January Term Study Programs in Havana, Cuba

Providing unique learning experiences for 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.
  • All meals 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.

Short Term - January Program

Jan 2021
– Jan 2021
Apply by: Oct 15, 2020
$4.000
Jan 4, 2020
– Jan 25, 2020
Apply by: Oct 15, 2019
$4.000

Course Catalog

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

Costs include

Tuition

Double occupancy room & full board

Orientation & Study Tours

Breakfast and dinner

Spanish Studies Abroad 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.

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

Request information