Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Haitian Studies Week at Tulane

October 30th, 2017 - November 3rd, 2017

Haitian Studies Week at Tulane: Monday 30th October to Friday 3rd November, 2018

  • MONDAY 30th October, 2017 at Tulane Law School
    Moving Beyond Aid to Trade & Entrepreneurship : the Case of Haiti
    Prof. Daniel Jean-Louis (Featured in Award Winning Documentary “Poverty Inc.”)
    6:00 pm in Room 110 Weinman Hall
    Reception After Presentation
  • WEDNESDAY 1st November, 2017 at Newcomb Art Museum
    Haitian Art and History at the Dawn of the 21st Century
    A talk with Artist & Curator Edouard Duval-Carrie
    6:00-7:30 p.m. in Stone Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center
  • THURSDAY 2nd November, 2017 at Stone Center for Latin American Studies
    Haitian Studies in North American Universities: Paths Toward Growth
    Open Roundtable Discussion
    2:00-3:30 p.m. in 100A Jones Hall (Greenleaf Conference Room)
  • THURSDAY 2nd November, 2017 at Tulane School of Architecture
    Historical Preservation in Post-Disaster Communities: Haiti and Beyond
    A talk with Fulbright Scholar in Residence Henry Robert Jolibois
    4:00-5:30 p.m. in Room 204 Richardson Hall
    HSA Presidential Welcome Reception After Presentation
  • FRIDAY 3rd November, 2017 at Xavier University of Louisiana
    Haiti & New Orleans: Making Cultural Connections in the Local Community
    1:45 – 3:00 p.m. in Xavier University Administration Auditorium
    BUS for Tulane Students/Faculty/Staff Leaving Bruff Commons at 1:00 p.m.

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Teaching Cuban Culture & Society: A K-12 Summer Educator Institute in Cuba

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Cost: $3300

Now, in its fifth year, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University are proud to announce the return of our annual two-week summer educator institute exploring the geography, culture and history of Cuba. For an educator, Cuba is rich with lessons to bring into the classroom. This program highlights the important historical and cultural connections between the United States and Cuba. Participants will explore key sites and meet local experts and artists who will provide unique insight for educators who teach such subjects as U.S./Latin American Relations, World Geography, World History, and Spanish among others. Come and visit the site of the historic Bay of Pigs, explore Milton Hershey’s sugar plantation and hear firsthand about the Cuban national literacy campaign from the teachers themselves. In collaboration with The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue.

Fill out the APPLICATION here, due March 8, 2019. In addition, supplemental materials are also needed by March 8th in order for application to be considered complete.

Additional materials needed:

  • Two letters of recommendation (please make sure to have at least one recommendation letter from a colleague at your school)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Sample lesson plan
  • $500 program deposit


  • Lodging at Casa Vera (double occupancy)
  • At least 1 meal a day (at Casa Vera and on excursions)
  • Transportation to/from airport to residence (if you arrive on time)
  • Medical insurance: Each participant will be covered for the entire program length by a travel health insurance policy.
  • Group tours and excursions, with associated transportation


  • Airfare to/from Miami: approx. $300-$600
  • Visa: $50-$100 depending on airline
  • Checked luggage ($25) + Overweight baggage: This constitutes anything in excess of maximum allowed luggage weight (50lbs), both going and returning from Cuba.
  • Communication: Internet and long distance/international calls
  • Additional meals (1 a day, snacks)
  • Taxi/ground transportation: Participants are responsible for expenses incurred getting around town during free time.
  • Admission to museums, events, etc.: Participants will be responsible for these expenses unless they are part of itinerary.
  • All materials and personal expenditures
  • Loss/Theft Travel Insurance: Please note only travel medical insurance is included in program. If you would like additional coverage (including insurance for loss of baggage, emergency cash transfers, etc.), it is recommended that you purchase additional insurance.


Please email or call 504.865.5164 for additional details.