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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only.
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Description:


FLP Cuba BrochureStudents have a unique opportunity to learn about Cuba through this short-term study abroad program in summer 2018. As a participant, you will engage in a rigorous and active daily program, including - but hardly limited to - visits to museums and cultural centers, art installations, medical clinics, schools, farms, sporting facilities, and sites claiming historic and cultural significance. You will encounter the vibrancy of La Habana, The Bay of Pigs (La Bahía de Cochinos) and their surroundings while exploring the artistic, cultural, historical and political and landscape through conversations, lectures and lessons from a diversity of local experts. You'll inevitably gain an understanding of Cuba's very special place on the world stage (and in particular its changing relations with the US), and an appreciation of its people, as defined by the complex cultural, linguistic and ethnic heritage they claim.

To get a feel for the 2017 program, view the itinerary here.

Program Details:

OSU IN CUBA 2018 requires enrollment in a preceding spring course, CUBAN CULTURE, POLITICS & ARTS (WLC/ES/PS 483). This four-credit course, given on campus in Corvallis, introduces students to Cuban culture, politics (and particularly Cuba-U.S. relations during the years of the Revolution) and arts via a combination of lectures/lessons led by invited specialists in their fields, readings, films and student activities. Students will learn about a variety of topics including migration, agriculture, health care, education, economics, religion/spirituality, gender, race, and the arts (literature, music and other performance). This course meets twice a week for two hours each class. Students are also required to attend two Saturday retreats. These retreats are paramount for developing a tight-knit community of traveling scholars; they'll be used for team-building exercises, activities and pre-departure preparations.

Both courses are be taught by OSU Professors Adam Schwartz (School of Language, Culture & Society) and Ron Mize (School of Language, Culture, and Society).

Areas of Study

Students will enroll in one of the following course options "OSU in Cuba": WLC 499/599, ES 499/599, PS 499/599 (6 credits)

This program has a prerequisite course during spring term: "CUBAN CULTURE, POLITICS & ARTS" WLC 499/599, ES 499/599, PS 499/599 (4 credits)


This program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students across the university.

Other requirements include:
  • Good academic standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior or Graduate-level standing
  • Completion of the course ‘CUBAN CULTURE, POLITICS & ARTS’ (offered during Spring term 2018)
  • Spanish language is useful, but not required – all lectures/conversations will be translated into English
  • Maturity and ability to participate in a rigorous daily program
  • Physical requirements involve extensive walking, heat, humidity and living in a tropical climate.

Cost Estimates

Program Cost Estimates

Program Fee (includes RT airfare from Miami to Havana) $4,255
Tuition (6 credits) $1,206 (approximate)
Housing Included in Program Fee
Meals (not already included in program fee) $50
Accident & Sickness Insurance $32 (approximate)
Airfare (RT Portland to Miami) $575
Lodging (2 night double-occupancy hotel in Miami) $150
Passport $135
Visa or Entry/Exit Tax Included in Program Fee
Books & Supplies $0
Miscellaneous Expenses $100
Total Estimated Expenses $6,503

Additional Info

The Program Leaders are Dr. Adam Schwartz  and Dr. Ron Mize

This program is currently not accepting applications.