Program details: At last, the opportunity to study Cuba in Cuba! We will experience life in the Caribbean while being engaged in a study of the literature, history, philosophy, and political thought and action of Cuba. Cuba has a history and culture created in response to conquest, external domination, and revolution. It is a creative mixture of portions of Spanish, native, and African heritages. Cuba offers an example of an effort to invent a society based on its own approach to government and justice.
Students will have an opportunity to learn a rich and unique history; experience distinctive literature, music, and art; and examine a society and political system that diverges from most modern nations. They will also conduct research on an area of special interest such as education, healthcare, environmental policies and protection, or music and art. We will integrate academic reading materials, in-class instruction by University of Havana faculty, contact with local leaders, and first-hand experience with life in Cuba.
Tentative dates: June 30 - August 15, 2014; tentative travel dates: July 5 - July 31, 2014.
Program sites: Havana, with side-trips to locations of interest outside Havana, including Santa Clara, Trinidad, and Playa Giron.
Anticipated curriculum: Students will register for 6 credit hours. Three credits in history, political science, or sociology: select from Issues and Topics in Global History (HIST 420R), Survey of Current Topics (SOC 275R), Current Topics in Sociology (SOC 475R). Three credits in individual research: select Independent Study (HIST 290R, HIST 490R, POLS 490R, SOC 490R).
Estimated program fee: $3,295. Apply by Friday, January 31, 2014, for this price.
Program fee covers: Miami-Havana and return airfare, housing, breakfasts and dinners in Havana, course instruction and texts, visa, in-country transportation, international health insurance.
Program fee DOES NOT cover: UVU tuition (approx. $160 per credit hour), round-trip airfare to Miami (approx. $500), lunches, passport, discretionary spending.
Director: Lynn England, lecturer of history and political science, 801.863.8119, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: Friday, January 31, 2014. Submit online application , two online letters of reference , $195 non-refundable application fee, and $300 program deposit. If you miss the deadline, you are still welcome to apply until the program is full, but please note that the program fee will be higher and space may be limited. Application materials are available at uvu.edu/international/isp/forms .
Tuition Waivers: UVU Employee & Employee Dependent Tuition Waivers may be applied for up to six credits of ISP tuition.
Financial aid: Pell grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to this program, based on eligibility. Applicants must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.
Scholarships: ISP will provide need-based scholarships to qualified participants.