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La Habana Calendars – 2021 January Session

Program Deadlines

January 15, 2020 Application Opens, Early Admission Begins
October 1 Early Admission Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
November 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
November 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
November 15 Tuition Refund Deadline (no refunds after this date)

Program Dates

Note: Should your program country (or location) require a quarantine upon arrival, your program dates will be the same as below. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.
December 27 Departure from US
December 27 Arrival in Cuba
December 27 Move into housing
December 28 Mandatory orientation
December 28 Courses begin
January 1, 2021 Field Trip - Vinales
January 4 Field trip—Hemingway Museum
January 8 Field Trip—Old Havana and Universidad de La Habana
January 15 Program end date
January 15 Courses end
January 15 Final examinations
January 16 Move out of housing
January 16 Students depart Cuba

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2020-21 App. Cycle

January session (3 weeks): Open

2021-22 App. Cycle

Summer Session I (3 weeks): Open

Summer Session I (3 weeks): Open

Summer Session I&II (6 weeks): Open

January sessions: Open


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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