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CofC in Havana, Cuba 2018

Term To Study: Spring 2018
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2017
Program Starts: Feb 15, 2018
Program Ends: Apr 29, 2018
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $5,895
Program Locations: Havana
Contact Phone: 843-953-0441
Contact Name: Sabrina Prioleau
Contact Email:
What is Included: - Round trip airfare from Charleston to Cuba
- Lodging with breakfast and dinner in private residences, casas particulares in Havana
- All ground transportation and entrance fees during program excursion
- Non-refundable application fee of $50
What is not Included: -Tuition
-Some meals
-Personal travel
-Passport Fees (if student does not already have a passport)
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged for tuition and fees as follows:
* 2016-17 in-state tuition rate for 12+ credits is $5,693 (plus Library and Technology fees)
* 2016-17 out-of-state tuition rate for 12+ credits is $14,772 (plus Library and Technology fees).
Program Description


Students must enroll in at least 12 credit hours to maintain full time student status.

LACS 103: Introduction to Contemporary Cuba
POLI 340: Politics of Latin America
POLI 245: The Cuban Revolution
SPAN 328: Spanish Language Study Abroad
LACS 300: Film, Fiction, and the Cuban Revolution


The College of Charleston spring semester study abroad program in Havana, Cuba is designed for students majoring or minoring in Spanish, History, Political Science, Art History, Urban Studies, Latin American Caribbean Studies, or International Studies.


A unique opportunity to study on-site in Cuba, one of our nearest, most significant and exotic neighbors. Cuba blends the experience of cultures -- African, European, American --which creates a unique environment that students will be able to experience by enrolling in courses taught by College of Charleston faculty as well as Cuban scholars. This program will offer one semester in Cuba where students can earn 12-15 hours of credit through the College of Charleston. Students will live with carefully selected Cuban families to provide an enriching cultural and social experience. Students will be exposed to an array of cultural activities and study trips designed to encourage direct interaction with the Cuban people. The program is designed to allow students to further their Spanish language skills as well as learn about the rich heritage of Cuba as reflected in its culture, economy, political and social history, art, music, and rich natural environment. Classes are conducted Monday through Thursday, allowing weekends to explore the island. Several study-visits and day trips, including a longer excursion to other parts of the large Island, with cultural activities and lectures will be an integral part of the student experience while in Cuba. This program is designed for students who are Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Political Science, or International Studies, majors or minors, students who major or minor in Spanish, or students interested in developing fluency in Spanish. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5.


-Students must have an overall 2.5 GPA
-Students must either already possess a valid passport, or be able to obtain a valid passport.


Dr. Edward Chauca, Department of Hispanic Studies & Latin American and Caribbean Studies program, , 843.953.1862

Quick Facts

Population: 11075244
Capital: Havana
Per-capita GDP: $ 9900
Size: 110860 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 05:00 hours) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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College of Charleston Center for International Education