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?


Choose your term

Start Date: Jan 6, 2024
Apply by: Oct 15, 2023
End Date: Jan 27, 2024
Cost: $5.200
Pre-requisites: Four semesters of college Spanish.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60

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?


Double occupancy room & full board


Local study visits & cultural activities


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*

Some students will spend more and others will spend less, of course. Consider your lifestyle and budget accordingly.

While some restaurants are highly priced by U.S. standards, meals and snacks from small shops and vendors are very cheap. For the equivalent of $1-$2 you can buy small pizzas and cajitas – a filling meal of rice, beans, and meat with a little salad garnish, boxed to go. Licensed paladares (family-run restaurants) are good options at $8 to $12 for a nice meal.

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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