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Havana, Cuba

Spend a Semester in Havana, Cuba!

Experience the blend of African, European, and American cultures that form Havana and Cuba.

The city of La Habana, founded in 1514, and named after a local aboriginal chief, is Cuba’s cosmopolitan capital. Havana was once one of the most prosperous ports, and the third most populous city in the Americas. A beautiful city, with idyllic landscapes, captivating bays, and a rich, diverse culture, Havana is the site for an ideal learning experience.

A Unique Cultural Experience  

  • All-inclusive program-sponsored excursions
  • On-site cultural activities
  • Numerous study visits, local and overnight
  • Three-day weekends for travel
  • Encounters with Cuban people eager to meet and talk with visitors

Visit the Spanish Studies Abroad website

Spanish Studies Abroad offers you a unique opportunity to study on-site in Cuba, one of America's nearest and most significant neighbors. You will take classes at the Universidad de la Habana, Cuba's principal and earliest institution of higher education.
During your stay in Cuba, you are housed in a small hotel for visiting scholars that is part of the Univesity of Havana. You share a room with another Spanish Studies Abroad student and are provided three meals a day.
Contact the Director of Study Abroad to discuss program fees and financial aid.
Program Dates/Application Deadlines
Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Spanish Studies recommends that you apply as early as possible to allow more time for pre-departure arrangements, such as applying for a student visa.

Click here for Program Dates and Application Deadlines


Application Procedures
To be eligible, you must have a 3.0 GPA in Spanish Coursework.
Next Steps
After acceptance, complete the following required items.
Culture/City Information
The city of La Habana, founded in 1514, and named after a local aboriginal chief, is Cuba’s cosmopolitan capital.