DATES : Tentative Dates June 5 - June 24, 2017
Total Program Fee: $4795
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Due to limited accommodation space, this program has a maximum capacity. Interested students are strongly encouraged to apply by the early application deadline. TnCIS anticipates that a wait list will be initiated for the regular acceptance applicants. Contact TnCIS if you have questions.
Cuba, with its mix of Spanish and African roots, is the largest, least commercialized, and most exciting island in the Caribbean! It is also one of the world's last bastions of communism with a fascinating modern history. Study abroad with TnCIS in this dynamic country rich in culture, history, art, and music.
Though only a mere 90 miles from the Florida coastline, for over half a century Cuba’s been largely off-limits to most Americans. That is all changing now, though, and TnCIS students have the opportunity to witness this transition first hand. On December 17, 2014, President Obama began a process to normalize relations with the island nation. As Cuba becomes a more open society, it will experience dramatic changes over the next decade. As a TnCIS study abroad student to Cuba you can interact with the Cuban people and feel their eagerness to embrace a more open and friendly relationship with us.
IMPORTANT: Due to stringent travel requirements placed on US citizens visiting Cuba, students participating in this program will have strict deadlines for documents and paperwork. You will be informed of additional required documents (visa application & travel affidavit) after being accepted into the program. All required documents including your passport copy will be due no later than March 21, 2017. Failure to submit all required documents by this deadline will result in your removal from the program. Applicants will also be subject to TnCIS payment deadlines and our cancellation policy.
Students have the option to study Spanish language, Music, Literature, or Drawing in this program. Cubans are notable for being artistic, educated, sociable, and musical people. Study abroad in this engaging setting will be enhanced by visits to museums, performances, art studios, nature preserves and beaches. TnCIS courses will allow students to experience coursework that relates to Cuban culture and encourages students to interact with Cubans in their daily activities.
Please note: Prospective students should be aware that study abroad programs require a great deal of walking. You should be prepared to walk at least two to three miles each day. Havana, Cuba has a tropical Caribbean climate which can be very hot, humid, and rainy during the month of June. Students will need to take necessary steps to hydrate, protect themselves from sun exposure, and rest properly throughout the program. You may also walk over uneven, possibly slippery, or rocky terrain even in cities.
Excursions may include: The majority of the program will take place in the capital city of Havana. There may be opportunities to visit old and modern sections of the city; museums; art studios/workshops; dance/musical performances; and community development projects. One overnight excursion may be planned to visit the Las Terrazas biosphere reserve and Viñales. A day trip may also be planned to visit Santa Maria Beach. Additionally, students will be encouraged to explore the vicinity around our hotel.
Classes: Classrooms will be provided within the student accommodations and onsite during excursions. Schedules will be arranged by individual instructors.
Accommodations: Housing will be in tourist quality hotels with 2 - 4 students in a shared room by gender. Breakfast and either lunch or dinner will be provided daily.