La Habana, Cuba

Program Calendars

La Habana, Cuba | 2018 January Session

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
October 1, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
December 1 Balance Due Deadline
Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
December 26, 2017 Departure from US on optional group flight
Arrival in Cuba
Move into housing
December 27 Mandatory orientation
Courses begin
December 31, 2017 - January 1, 2018 Overnight field trip—Varadero Beach
January 4, 2018 Field trip—Hemingway Museum
January 9 Field Trip—Old Havana and Universidad de La Habana
January 13 Courses end
Final examinations
January 14 Move out of housing
Depart Cuba
Program end date

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


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