Program Summary & Location
UW-Eau Claire has partnered with USAC
to offer this new opportunity in Cuba! This program is appealing to any student who is looking for a summer or winterim experience unlike any other. It will offer an array of courses that focus on Cuban culture and history.
La Habana is the capital of Cuba and is a vibrant city to study in! Old Habana is an UNESCO World Heritage site and is found to be untouched. From USAC's website, "with this sense of untouched romance comes the very real sense of the poverty and limited mean that Cuba has had during the last few decades. Further contributing to the 'time capsule' feel of the city, 1950's-era American and late twentieth-century Soviet-made vehicles mix with more modest transportation on the streets. There is a poignant, fleeting feel to this time in La Habana's history, making it all the more relevant to live in and study this culture and society in transition firsthand." The Instituto de Filosofia is the host university for this USAC program.
The U.S. Department of State has listed Cuba in a Travel Advisory Level 2. UW-Eau Claire allows students to participate in programs in Level 2. To read the full travel advisory, please click here
. Please note that due to the ever changing political climate, Cuba's travel advisory level may change. If that happens, the CIE will re-evaluate if the program is allowed to continue and will work with any students who are applying or have been accepted to the program.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic course offerings, how courses transfer back to UW-Eau Claire, and the academic calendar, click the following button
Academics - Cuba (USAC)
USAC provides an onsite resident director and staff to assist all students in the transition to studying in Cuba. To see more on what resources they provide and what disability/health accommodations are available on the program, click on the following button:
Support - Cuba (USAC)
While on this program, students will have some field trips built into the program cost and some optional field trips for a very affordable rate. To see what field trips might be offered, visit USAC's site
USAC also offers an optional Southern Cuba tour that does have an additional fee. To learn more about this opportunity, see USAC's site
Housing & Meals
All students will stay in bed-and-breakfast style apartments that are run by local Cubans. They are situated in a student neighborhood of Vedado and allow for an authentic living experience. They are a 5 minute taxi ride to the popular, touristy part of La Habana. The apartments are also located very close to the recently opened American embassy. Students stay in double rooms and share with another USAC student and there will be a few USAC students in each apartment. Students have a common living space and kitchen to hang out in and cook in.
Daily breakfast is provided by the landlady of the apartments. All other meals and bottled water will need to purchased by students. Please note that if you have strict eating habits (i.e. vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant, food allergies, gluten free or are a picky eater) you will want to meet with the study abroad coordinator for this program to discuss what/if there are options for you on the program. Vegetarian, vegan or kosher diets are very difficult in Cuba because most food is cooked with meat products and meat (specifically pork) is a main part in
By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the buttons below to view that term's cost estimate.
Learn More & How To Apply
Still have some questions? We have peer advisors for a variety of programs, click here
to see if we have one available for this program. If there isn't a peer advisor, the study abroad coordinator would be happy to answer your questions. You can schedule an appointment with a peer advisor or coordinator by calling 715-836-4411.
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