3399 North Road Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 United States
Cuba: Baracoa, Cienfuegos, Havana and 2 other cities
Fall, Spring, Academic Year
Marist College is pleased to promote our innovative semester-long study abroad program in collaboration with the University of Havana in Cuba. This program has been designed with faculty at the University of Havana to provide a focus on Caribbean Studies through coursework in the Facultades de Artes y letras (Art and Humanities) and Filosofia e historia (Social Sciences).
The program will include two courses specifically designed for students on the program. The first covers the culture, politics, and economics of the Caribbean and includes excursions to historic and pertinent areas around Cuba. Meanwhile, the second will focus on Cuban Cinema and provide students the opportunity for students to get involved with the Foundation for New Latin Cinema as well as interact with the local film culture.
Students will also enroll in regular University of Havana courses from the areas of Latin American, Caribbean and Cuban art; music; Cuban and Caribbean culture literature and history; philosophy; and the cultural and political processes of Cuban society. Coursework will be complemented by educational excursions (included in the program fee) and tentatively include trips to Las Terrazas (eco-village and UNESCO Reserve), Cayo Jutia (tropical island off the northwest coast of Cuba); Soroa (Castle of Clouds); Trinidad (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Santa Clara (Capital of Villa Clara), Cienfuegos (UNESCO World Heritage Site); Oriente (Capital of the Eastern Province), and Baracoa (Cuba's oldest city). Students must have strong Spanish language skills and be ready to take coursework in the Spanish language.
Housing is in a residencia settingwith other international students and is guaranteed. Breakfast and dinner are both provided as part of the program fee for the duration of the semester. Student have access to kitchenettes in order to supplement the two meals. A Resident Director will be on site in Havana throughout the program to assist students in registering for courses and cultural adjustment. More information on academics, logistics, applying for the program, a selection of photographs, etc. is available on our website. A limited amount of financial aid is available to qualified applicants, and Federal financial aid is available by consortium.
Students will participate in a brief orientation in Miami prior to the program start. Participants then fly to Havana the next morning and continue the orientation on-site. Both the overnight stay and round trip flight to Havana are covered by the program fee.
Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)
- Pre-Departure Services:
- Orientation Materials and Support
- On-site Services:
- U.S. based orientation
- Overnight stay prior to departure
- Round trip flight to and from Havana to Miami
- Havana based orientation
- Resident Directors and Staff
- Medical Insurance
- Social and Cultural Activities
- Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
- Re-Entry Services:
- Re-Entry Materials and Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect and character required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.