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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Housing Options: Homestay
Program Description:

Study in Havana


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Program Overview

Study abroad in Cuba and immerse yourself in the island’s rich history and tropical culture. Cuba is a unique country in the Caribbean known not only for its gastronomy, music, and arts, but also for its universal health care and educational systems. CIEE’s Study in Havana program gives students the opportunity to take classes about Cuban history, literature, arts, race, cinema, dance, public health, pedagogy, and community development in English. Students also have the option of taking Spanish classes, ranging from beginner to advanced levels, alongside their social science and humanities classes.

Unique Experiences


the best salsa bands in the world.


the 500-year-old malecón and boulevards of Havana from a 1950's classic American car.


ourself in the syncretic Afro-Cuban culture of Catholicism and Santeria.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Explore Old Havana, a UNESCO Heritage site, and immerse yourself in its colonial plazas and cobble stone streets.
  • Visit Revolution Square, a unique urban site known for its manifestations and concerts.
  • Take a dance class to learn about Cuban music and its various genres from ballet to salsa, casino, and rumba.
  • Join a guided tour of Afro-Cuban Temples to understand the history and practice of Afro-Cuban religious syncretism between Catholicism and Santeria.
  • Attend a ballet performance at the Gran Teatro in Old Havana or a baseball game at the Latin American stadium.
  • Travel to the natural reserve and biosphere community of Las Terrazas and swim in the San Juan river. 

Projects, Volunteer Opportunities, or Internships

  • Study in Havana volunteer projects (non-credit) include the opportunity to work at Los Pocitos of Marianao, a peripheral community in Havana. Through this project students can participate in weekly art workshops for children, paint homes in the community, and plant gardens with local neighbors.


What's Included

  • Tuition for five classes per semester
  • Homestay lodging with two meals per day and weekly laundry service
  • Excursions and co-curricular activities

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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