La Habana, Cuba

My time in Cuba taught me that, in order to be the best version of myself, I need to understand the world outside of the boundaries of my own country. The lessons you learn in a classroom may help you in your job one day, but the lessons you learn while travelling will help you become a better person for life.

Daniel Coffey
University of Nevada

Participant in La Habana, Cuba


Program Calendars

La Habana, Cuba | 2017 January Session

Program Deadlines
January 15, 2016 Early Admission Period Begins
October 1 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
November 1 Application Deadline
December 1 Balance Due Deadline
Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
December 26, 2016 Departure from US on optional group flight
Arrival in Cuba
Move into housing
December 27 Mandatory orientation
Courses begin
December 31, 2016 - January 1, 2017 Overnight field trip—Varadero Beach
January 4, 2017 Field trip—Tobacco museum
January 13 Courses end
Final examinations
January 14 Move out of program housing
Depart Cuba
Program end date
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

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


English | Spanish