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AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
Click to CloseAs the political, economic, and cultural hub of Cuba, Havana is the perfect spot to practice your Spanish and gain insight into this country’s fascinating past. Learn about the Cuban Revolution, Cuba’s relationship with the U.S., explore Cuban art, language, and literature, and step into history in Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
With a population of two million, Havana is the largest city in Cuba and the political and economic hub of the country. Enjoy a vibrant arts scene – from the music for which the island nation is famous to film, dance, and visual arts. In 1982, Old Havana was named a UNESCO World Heritage site, with the restoration process praised for combining historic preservation with local community development.
Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility
An overall GPA of 3.00 is required to be considered for this program.
Late August – Mid-December
Late January – Mid-May
AREAS OF STUDY
- Art History
- Computer Science
- International Business
- Political Science
to find the list of available courses.
Homestay (two meals per day are included)
1. Administrative Fee: $150
2. Belmont Tuition:
Student will first pay Belmont tuition and then be charged a Program Fee for the difference in total provider program cost and what has already been paid for Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel.It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare.
- Visit sites of historic and cultural importance in Havana and the surrounding areas.
- Attend festivals and holiday celebrations like Festival Internacional de Ballet de La Habana.
- Go on historical, architectural, or other specialized tours of the city of Havana.
- Take guided visits to the city’s museums, baseball games, and other sporting events.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Semester Programs: October 15
- Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
- You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
- Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
- Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application.
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CIEE Cuban Studies Program in Havana, Cuba
As the political, economic, and cultural hub of Cuba, Havana is the perfect spot to practice your Spanish and gain insight into this country’s fascinating past. On CIEE’s Cuban Studies program, you’ll learn about the Cuban Revolution, Cuba’s relationship with the U.S., and Cuban art, language, and literature. Step into history in Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site that shows what life was like after the Spanish arrived, and become a part of Cuba’s rich culture.
Through direct enrollment at the University of Havana alongside Cuban students, specially designed CIEE courses, and a host of cultural activities and excursions, you’ll:
Find out more.
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.
- Gain insight into the Cuban Revolution; U.S.-Cuban relations; and Cuban art, language, literature, and history
- Explore Havana, old and new—from Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site to modern Vedado and the city’s diverse suburbs
- Enjoy Havana’s world-famous music scene and the many festivals to which the city plays host