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. His PhD 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.