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APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2014 PROGRAM ARE AVAILABLE NOW! See below for instructions.
Summer in Cuba 2014: Language, Culture, and Society
Havana | May 24 – June 21, 2014
The Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute is offering its third year of this summer study abroad program in Havana, Cuba in 2014. This four-week program provides the unique opportunity to earn six credits while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and people that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don’t miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand!
Tulane’s summer program is locally sponsored and supported by the University of Havana and its affiliate the Centro de Estudios Hemisféricos de los Estados Unidos (CEHSEU). Students stay in the Asociación Nacional de Agricultores Pequeños (ANAP) residence, which is within walking distance of the Malecón, the university, and several cultural venues. Earn six credits by taking a Cuban society and culture course (taught in English), and either a course on the socio-political history of the Cuban revolution (taught in English), or a literature course on the Cuban short story (taught in Spanish). In addition to field trips in Havana, there will also be group excursions to the historic cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the Che Guevara monument in Santa Clara, Playa Girón, Matanzas, and Varadero.
- LAST 3130 (required; 3 credits): Team-taught in English by the directors of the program, Professors Ana López and Carolina Caballero, LAST 3130: Society and Culture of Cuba will explore current trends and issues in Cuban culture and society through readings, films, and lectures. The course includes a series of talks by prominent Cuban intellectuals and local field trips to important political and cultural sights throughout Havana.
- HISL 3950 (3 credits): The History of Cuba: The Evolution of Cuban Nationalism is taught in English by instructors from CEHSEU provides the students with an overview of contemporary Cuban history in order to trace the formation of Cuba’s national identity and its effects on the island’s complex reality and current affairs.
- SPAN 3130 (3 credits) -OR- SPAN 4130 (3 credits): This Spanish course on contemporary Cuban literature is taught through the Facultad de Artes y Letras at the University of Havana, and gives students a panoramic view of the major authors, texts, themes, and styles found in contemporary Cuban literature.
- EBIO 1660 (3 credits): Biodiversity and Conservation in Cuba is a brand new lecture elective being offered for the 2014 program. Students will acquire general knowledge related to Cuban ecology, conservation, and biodiversity while learning the measures being taken to protect the country’s biodiversity and natural resources.
The cost of the 2014 program is $5,750, which includes 6 Tulane credits (transferable to other universities), shared room and two meals at day at the ANAP, medical insurance, airfare to/from Havana, OFAC-licensed academic visa, and specialized tours and outings. Airfare to/from Tampa, one-night hotel stay in Tampa, incidental costs, and extra meals and expenses are not included in the program cost.
Students interested in applying must be in good academic standing, have at least a current cumulative grade point average of 2.5, and have completed at least one semester of Spanish at Tulane University. Students who plan to take the Cuban Short Story course must have completed SPAN 3040 or equivalent. Non-Tulane students are also welcome to apply to this program, but should confirm with their home university that their credits will transfer.
Please note: This program is only open to degree-seeking university students who will not have graduated on or before May/June 2014. That does not include high school students, staff or faculty from outside institutions, or graduate students at this time.
Complete applications (application form, copy of transcript, copy of front page of passport, and two letters of recommendation) and a $300 non-refundable deposit are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 21, 2014.
Download the 2014 application form now!
For questions, contact Laura Wise at 504.862.8629, or at email@example.com.
Download a printable flyer for this program here.
View photos from Summer in Cuba 2012 here.
LATEST SITE UPDATES
- Racism, Black Consciousness and the Problem of Unintended Dissidence in the Cuban Revolution, 1965-1971
- Social Policy in Latin America since the Left Turn: A Roundtable Discussion
- Paolo Spadoni presents new book on Cuban economy
- Diddier Santos Moleiro Film Series
- Application Deadline for Summer in Cuba Program 2014
- Application Deadlines for Summer in Latin America Programs 2014
- Tulane Study Abroad Fair
- Film screening: Special series from "Submerged: Alternative Cuban Cinema Festival"
- Film Screening: "Memoria de desarrollo/Memories of development" by Miguel Coyula
- Rethinking State-Society Relations in Contemporary Latin America
- Publishing in Cuba: Past, Present & Future
- Radical Caribbeans Conference 2013
- New Cinema from Latin America: El niño pez [The Fish Child]
- New Cinema From Latin America: Zona Sur [Southern District]
- Session II: Open class and discussion with Cuban filmmaker Iván Acosta
- Session I: Open class and Discussion with Cuban filmmaker Iván Acosta
- Screening of film El Súper with Iván Acosta
- Carmelo Mesa Lago to lecture on Cuba and Pensions
- New Cinema from Latin America: Viajo porque preciso, volto porque te amo
- New Cinema from Latin America: Chico & Rita
- Two-week Public Service summer program in Ecuador
- New Cinema From Latin America: Las Marimbas del Infierno (Marimbas from Hell)
Racism, Black Consciousness and the Problem of Unintended Dissidence in the Cuban Revolution, 1965-1971
Author and professor Lillian Guerra will be speaking at Tulane. This event is free and open to the public.
Lillian Guerra is a Professor of Cuban and Caribbean history at the University of Florida. She has just published Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption and Resistance, 1959-1971 (UNC Press). This book is one of the first major works to analyze the grand narrative of the Cuban revolution, and in the process, it reveals the internal divisions and resistance to the revolution at the popular level. It received a Special Mention for the 2013 Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis Award (Caribbean Studies Association) and was a 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic title.
Guerra is also the author of The Myth of José Martí: Conflicting Nationalisms in Early 20th Century Cuba (UNC Press) and Popular Expression and National Identity in Puerto Rico (University of Florida). Her work has appeared in the Hispanic American Historical Review, Social History, and Cuban Studies. She is currently working on a new project, Making Revolutionary Cuba, on Cuban political culture from 1947-1958.
Paolo Spadoni presents new book on Cuban economy
Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Paolo Spadoni, assistant professor of political science at Georgia Regents University, on March 28th at 12:30pm. Spadoni will present his newest book Cuba's Socialist Economy Today: Navigating Challenges and Change (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2014). Lunch will be served and an RSVP is required.
What does Cuba's socialist economy look like today, after a half-century of fluctuating strategies? Are the reforms instituted by Raúl Castro improving living conditions and boosting production and efficiency? What challenges does the government face in crafting policies to address the country's most critical problems? Paolo Spadoni offers deeply informed answers to these questions as he traces the evolution of Cuba's economy, explores the current state of affairs in key sectors, and assesses the likelihood that government efforts to cure Cuba's economic woes will be successful.
Paolo Spadoni is currently an assistant professor of political science at Georgia Regents University. He is a former Post-doctoral Research Fellow for the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (2008-2009). He is the author of Failed Sanctions: Why the US Embargo Against Cuba Could Never Work (University Press of Florida, 2010). He received his PhD from the University of Florida.
The Flyer of the event can be found here.
Application Deadlines for Summer in Latin America Programs 2014
February 21, 2014
March 7, 2014
March 31, 2014
The deadlines for the Stone Center’s Summer in Latin America programs are only weeks away. Make sure you have all of your application materials completed and ready to turn in.
For questions, contact Laura Wise at 504.862.8629, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Social Policy in Latin America since the Left Turn: A Roundtable Discussion
Please join us for a Social Policy Roundtable, on April 1st, 2014 at 12:30pm in the Stibbs Conference Room, featuring:
Associate professor of Political Science, Tulane University
Samuel Z. Stone Professor of Latin American Economics, Tulane University
Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University
Senior Associate Dean of the Cllege of Arts and Sciences, Cornell University
Friezo Family Foundation Chair in Political Science, Tulane University
Director of the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), Tulane University