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Cuba (USAC) Academics

Eligibility

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good-academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.5. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. No prior knowledge of Spanish language is required. Courses are taught in English and there are a few opportunities for Spanish, if interested. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. 

Courses

Winterim Students:
Students may enroll in 3-4 credits (3 weeks). At least one 3-credit course is required. Course offerings are subject to change each term and are conditional on student interest and enrollment. To see a list of course offerings, visit USAC's site and click on the appropriate term. 

Summer Students:
Students can enroll in either Summer Session I (3 weeks), Summer Session II (3 weeks) or both I and II (6 weeks). Students may enroll in 3-4 credits per summer session. At least one 3-credit course is required each session. Course offerings are subject to change each term and are conditional on student interest and enrollment. To see a list of current offerings, visit USAC's site and click on the appropriate term(s). 

UW-Eau Claire Equivalencies

*USAC Cuba courses are in the process of being evaluated and currently no courses will appear. To find courses that have been evaluated, go to the Transfer Wizard site by clicking here
  • Choose Cuba, then click "Search"
  • Click on Instituto de Filosofia
  • Click "Search" again. All USAC Cuba courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear. 
If the USAC Cuba course does not appear on the transfer wizard, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit. 

Please remember that the transfer wizard is a historical record. There is NO guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future or that they will be offered during the term in which you will be abroad. 

Liberal Education/General Education Requirements

For students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program can fulfill an Integrate Learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments. Please contact your study abroad coordinator for more details. 

For students in catalog years through 2015-16, three credits of Foreign Culture can be waived upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.). 

Language Immersion Requirement

This program does NOT meet the language immersion requirement for Spanish or LAS majors/minors. 

Academic Calendar

You may participate in the program for the Winterim or Summer terms. The Winterim program runs from late December - mid-January. The summer program has three options. Summer session I runs in June. Summer session II runs in July. If doing both session, the program runs from June-July. To see more detailed program dates, visit USAC's site and click on the appropriate term. **Please note even dates posted to USAC's site may change.