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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba; Trinidad, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Duration: Short Term Minimum GPA: 2.0
Language Requirement:
0 no minimum language requirement
Language of Instruction:
English
Class Standing:
Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore NC State Students Only: No
Program Type:
Group
Provider:
NC State
Additional Requirements: Course pre-requisites (see below), Must currently be enrolled in an accredited U.S. graduate or undergraduate degree program
College or Unit:
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Program Description:
Cuba History, env. and culture
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Be a part of the historic changes in Cuban-US relations and discover the “Pearl of the Antillies” with NC State in this one of a kind summer program in Havana, Cuba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site! This island nation has had a complex and fascinating history, especially since the 1959 Revolution. Participants will be immersed in the environmental and socio-cultural history of Cuba, and experience first-hand the exceptional biodiversity, culture and hospitality of the island. The dramatic changes between Cuba and the US form a dynamic backdrop for this exceptional study abroad experience.

ACADEMICS
Both courses are taught in English, however, students are expected to have completed 2 semesters of Spanish. Students must be degree-seeking and the credits from the Cuba program must apply towards their degree.

PROGRAM FACTS
  • Courses
    • HI 395: Cuba Today - Sociopolitical and Historical Perspectives (3 cr)
    • HI 395: Environmental History in Cuba (3 cr)
  • NC State Program Cost
  • Program Dates
    • May 19 - June 9, 2018
  • Locations
    • Havana, Cuba with optional trip to Trinidad
  • Contact
    • Dr. Nicholas Robins, Department of History
      narobins@ncsu.edu
  • Eligibility
    • 2.0+ GPA
    • Not on active disciplinary probation
    • Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester
    • Courses taken must count towards degree
ACCOMMODATIONS
Students will be housed in double occupancy rooms with local families in Havanna. Breakfast will be provided every morning. 

LOCATION
Situated just ninety miles south of Florida in the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba is the largest and one of the closest of our Caribbean neighbors. Recently the Latin American Institute for Crime Prevention, of the United Nations, has declared Cuba to be the safest country in Latin America. Our program will be based in Havana, the capital of Cuba, a city of more than two million inhabitants located on the northwest coast. The climate of Cuba is subtropical, with average temperatures ranging from 73 degrees Fahrenheit at night to 87 during the day.

EXCURSIONS & EVENTS
In addition to exploring various sectors of Havana, including the historical Old Havana and the beachfront Malecón district, planned excursions  include sites beyond the capital city, such as coffee, sugar, and tobacco plantations, community gardens and organic farms.

FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
Cost information is shown in the summer budget link above. Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Cuba summer program is sponsored by the Department of History in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Participants will be immersed in the environmental history of Cuba, witnessing firsthand the exceptional biodiversity and unique historical development that has earned the nation the title “The Accidental Eden.” Participants will also come to understand and appreciate historical, political and cultural aspects of contemporary Cuban identity. 
  • Group flight will depart from Raleigh, with a connection in Miami. Students must purchase the group flight and make payment directly to the specified travel provider (further instructions upon acceptance).
  • To participate, students must have a valid passport in hand by February 15, 2018. Students can apply for a passport on campus the Passport Services.


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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.