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On-Site Staff for La Habana, Cuba

The La Habana program has a Resident Director (RD) who is responsible for the overall operations of the program, including securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours, and overseeing your general well-being.

Orlando, Sebastian, and Jose

Sebastian Bombi, a native of Uruguay, is the Resident Director for the La Habana program and previously worked for USAC for several years in Costa Rica. Along with program assistant Orlando Santana, the RD will provide you with the mandatory orientation, organize tours, arrange housing, field trips and social events, and provide additional support while you are on the program.

Dr. José A. Matos, a Cuban native, is academic coordinator and a professor for the La Habana program's Latin America People and Cultures Class. His Ph.D. is in philosophy and he is currently a full-time professor and researcher at Universidad de La Habana, where he conducts important research in ethnology. He has been invited as a visiting lecturer to several universities in Latin America. He is a member of the Scientific Board of Directors of Casa de África.

Quick Details

2022-23 App. Cycle

  • Summer Sessions: Suspended
  • January Session: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 15

2023-24 App. Cycle

Summer and Winter Programs:
Opening 9/1


Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Enrolled in a degree seeking program

Approval from home university

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

35 students


English | Spanish

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