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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Spanish Studies Abroad 
  • Restrictions: Ithaca applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Minimum GPA: 3.0
Language of Instruction: Spanish Areas of Study: Art, Art History, Caribbean Studies, Culture, Film Studies, History, Humanities, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish (Language)
Housing Options: Homestay Program Provider: Spanish Studies Abroad
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Program Description:
Integrated Studies Program - Havana, Cuba

Why choose Havana?

The city of La Habana, founded in 1514, and named after a local aboriginal chief, is Cuba’s cosmopolitan capital. Havana was once one of the most prosperous ports, and the third most populous city in the Americas. A beautiful city, with idyllic landscapes, captivating bays, and a rich, diverse culture, Havana is the site for an ideal learning experience.

Integrated Studies Program at Universidad de La Habana

The Integrated Studies Program gives advanced Spanish-level students the unique opportunity to take language and content courses designed for international students studying Spanish, and integrated courses with Cuban students at Universidad de La Habana, all while benefiting from the cultural guidance, language tools, and academic quality that defines Spanish Studies Abroad. 

Program Highlights:

The goal of the Integrated Studies Program is to guide you to live as a member of this community, while gaining a profound understanding of your surroundings.
In this atmosphere of constant immersion, you will share daily activities with fellow Cuban and international students, whether attending classes or socializing. Courses designed for international students learning Spanish, classes with Cuban students, and access to abundant cultural resources, workshops, and activities allow you to more fully integrate into campus life at Universidad de La Habana. 

Learn the Language...
  • All classes taught in Spanish by Cuban professors
  • Courses designed for international students in a variety of disciplines
  • Guided direct enrollment in a wide range of courses at Universidad de La Habana

All-inclusive program-sponsored study trips
  • Visits to Old Havana
  • The Museum of the Revolution
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Grassroots community centers
  • Jazz, salsa and hip-hop concerts
  • Weekend trip to Santiago
  • Day trip to Las Terrazas in Viñales

Program Inclusions:

  • Tuition
  • Room & partial board (homestay with breakfast and dinner provided daily)
  • Support of the onsite Resident Director
  • Pre-departure support
  • Laundry 
  • Overnight and local study visits, cultural activities
  • Orientation
  • Health insurance
  • Spanish Studies Abroad transcript
  • Optional activities are also available through the university


  • Successful completion of two semesters in advanced college-level Spanish or the equivalent.
  • 3.0 overall GPA and 3.0 in Spanish language coursework
  • Applicants must be 18-25 years old and hold class-standing of sophomore, junior, or senior.

Spanish Studies Abroad
433 West Street
Suite 8
Amherst MA, 01002
tel: (413) 256-0011

Integrated Studies Program       APPLY NOWcuba int studies 2


13 - 17 credits per semester
  • Fall or Spring Terms
  • Classes scheduled Monday through Thursday
  • Prerequisite: successful completion
    of two semesters of advanced level 
    Spanish or the equivalent.
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework required
  • Class standing junior or senior during

COURSES:cuba int studies 3
Choose from a variety of courses offered at Universidad de la Habana with local Cuban students. All courses are taught by Cuban university professors.

All-inclusive program-sponsored excursions to places such as Old Havana, the Museum of the Revolution, Farmers' Markets, grassroots community centers, jazz, salsa and hip-hop concerts, Cienfuegos province,
the colonial city of Trinidad, and more!

More program details coming soon.