La Habana, Cuba

The country is amazing—from the fascinating historical and political aspects, to the beautiful architecture and old cars, to the incredibly welcoming locals. On this program, you can spend a morning in classes learning about the Cuban Revolution, spend your afternoon in the park talking to locals about the pros and cons of the current economic system, and spend your evenings out on the town dancing along to some wonderful salsa music.

Participant in La Habana, Cuba


On-Site Staff for La Habana, Cuba

The summer La Habana program has a Resident Director who is responsible for the overall operations of the program: securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours, and overseeing your general well-being. Sebastian Bombi, a native of Uruguay, is the Resident Director for the La Habana program and has worked for USAC for several years in Costa Rica. He will provide you with the mandatory orientation, organize tours, arrange housing, field trips and social events, and provide additional support while you are on the program.

Dr. José A. Matos, a Cuban native, is academic coordinator and a professor for the La Habana program. His PhD is in philosophy and he is currently a full-time professor and researcher at Universidad de La Habana, where he conducts important research in ethnology. He has been invited as a visiting lecturer to several universities in Latin America. He is a member of the Scientific Board of Directors of Casa de África.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Summer I (3 weeks): Filling quickly

Summer I & II (6 weeks): Filling quickly

Summer II (3 weeks): Open

January (3 weeks): Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

35 students


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