Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

Application Deadline, February 17: Summer in Cuba Program

November 1st, 2011 - February 17th, 2012

The application for the Summer in Cuba Program, “Havana and Beyond: Language, Culture and Society”, is due February 17, 2012.

The 4-week program in Cuba, sponsored by the Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, offers the unique chance to earn 6 hours of academic credit while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes in Cuba have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations leaving Cubans and the entire world wondering what is next for the island and the Revolution. Do not miss this opportunity to see firsthand the triumphs of this much lauded and maligned political system and its ongoing challenges as it seeks to reconcile economic necessity with ideological desire. Open to Spanish and non-Spanish speakers, the Summer in Cuba Program is locally supported by the prestigious University of Havana and its affiliate the Centro de Estudios Hemisféricos de los Estados Unidos (CEHSEU). Courses and lectures by Cuban professors, professionals and intellectuals on contemporary Cuban literature, history, society, and culture will provide students with the knowledge to appreciate the peculiar dynamics of life in Cuba and engage conscientiously with its people. Excursions throughout Havana to important historic and cultural sites as well as field trips to Playa Larga, Matanzas, Trinidad and Cienfuegos will complete the experience and offer a more vivid picture of the island and its diverse population. Program dates for 2012 are May 26 – June 23, 2012.