Study abroad summer 2021 for eight weeks, beginning in Montevideo, Uruguay and continuing to La Habana, Cuba, for a comparative Latin studies program ideal for any student and of particular interest to health, gender and Spanish language students.
Experience Uruguay's vibrant, progressive and thriving culture and contrast it with Cuba's political and historical complexities, evolution and stunning natural beauty.
Some additional key features the programs offer include:
$8,210* includes homestays in both locations and a $300 combination program discount.
*Program fees, prior to the applied discount, are $3,980 for the Montevideo session and $3,780 (plus $750 for housing) for the La Habana session, and are paid separately.
|May 29, 2021||Move into housing (all students)|
|May 30 - 31, 2021||Mandatory orientation|
|June 11, 2021||Field Trip - Palacio Legistlativo|
|June 30, 2021||Courses end|
|July 1-2, 2021||Final examinations|
|Program end date|
|July 3, 2021||Move out of program housing|
|Return flight to the U.S. or Depart for Havana if continuing on to USAC’s la Habana SSII|
|July 4, 2021||Arrive in La Habana (all students)|
|Move into housing|
|July 5, 2021||Mandatory orientation|
|July 22, 2021||Courses end|
|July 23, 2021||Final examinations|
|Program end date|
|July 24, 2021||Move out of housing|
|Students depart Cuba|
Students will have the option of taking one or two courses (3-7 credits) in areas of studies such as business, health, Latin American studies, and Spanish. Students have the option to live in apartments or to practice their Spanish and get fully immersed in the culture by living in a homestay. With Sebastian, you can go on the overnight tour to Buenos Aires or attend the field trip to Palacio Legislativo the site where the Uruguayan parliament meets.
Course Details for Montevideo
Students will have the option of taking one or two courses (3-4 credits) in areas of studies such as Latin American gender and culture, health, politics and Spanish and will live in apartments during their stay. Field trips to Terrazas Eco Community, Santa Maria del Mar Beach, and Revolution Square are also planned with Resident Director Sebastian.
Course Details for La Habana
Sebastian Bombi, a native of Uruguay, is the Resident Director for the Montevideo and La Habana programs. He has worked for USAC since 2003, first as program staff in Costa Rica and now as the RD of the Cuba summer program and Uruguay semester program. The RD, with program assistant Orlando Santana, meets the group flight at the airport, provides an on-site orientation, arranges your program housing, and organizes interesting field studies and optional tours.
Summer (5 weeks): Open
Summer Comparative Studies (Uruguay & Cuba): Open
Minimum 2.5 GPA