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API is excited to offer students a January term study abroad program in Cuba!

Beginning through advanced-level students may elect to take a Spanish language course at the appropriate level. This course may consist of 60 hours of intensive language study and 15 hours of cultural topics over a four-week period for a total of five semester credits. Alternatively, students may choose to solely emphasize language study and take a total of 60 hours of Spanish language only, for a total of 4 semester credits.

Intermediate and advanced-level Spanish speakers may elect to take a course in Cuban cinema taught by the Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (fnCl) in conjunction with the Universidad de la Habana. The Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (fnCl) is a cultural organization founded with the intention of contributing to the development, dissemination, and conservation of Latin American cinema. In a broader sense, their work aspires to preserve the cultural identity of the Caribbean and Latin America through the medium of film. This course consists of 60 hours of instruction over a three-week period for a total of 4 semester credits, and will give students a unique insight into Cuban culture and political thought via the medium of film.

Advanced and superior-level Spanish speakers may elect to take a course entitled “Rhetoric and Composition: The Cuban Experience” that consists of 60 hours of intensive language instruction and writing activities including cultural seminars for a total of 4 semester credits. Minimum enrollment is required for this course to be offered.

Coursework will be supplemented by numerous cultural activities and excursions.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (breakfast and dinner included)

Language and Culture Tools

Excursions

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student and under the age of 25
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport and entry visa

No excursions are included with this January term program.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 4 semester credits

API is excited to offer students a January term study abroad program in Cuba!

Beginning through advanced-level students may elect to take a Spanish language course at the appropriate level. This course may consist of 60 hours of intensive language study and 15 hours of cultural topics over a four-week period for a total of five semester credits. Alternatively, students may choose to solely emphasize language study and take a total of 60 hours of Spanish language only, for a total of 4 semester credits.

Intermediate and advanced-level Spanish speakers may elect to take a course in Cuban cinema taught by the Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (fnCl) in conjunction with the Universidad de la Habana. The Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (fnCl) is a cultural organization founded with the intention of contributing to the development, dissemination, and conservation of Latin American cinema. In a broader sense, their work aspires to preserve the cultural identity of the Caribbean and Latin America through the medium of film. This course consists of 60 hours of instruction over a three-week period for a total of 4 semester credits, and will give students a unique insight into Cuban culture and political thought via the medium of film.

Advanced and superior-level Spanish speakers may elect to take a course entitled “Rhetoric and Composition: The Cuban Experience” that consists of 60 hours of intensive language instruction and writing activities including cultural seminars for a total of 4 semester credits. Minimum enrollment is required for this course to be offered.

Coursework will be supplemented by numerous cultural activities and excursions.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive a transcript from the Universidad de la Habana upon completion of their program. Option to receive a transcript from U.S. accredited institution (Marist College) for an additional fee.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Emily Moran

    Emily Moran will be your Resident Director in Havana and a resource for you on-site.

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    Lauren Daniels

    Lauren Daniels will be your Program Manager for this location and will prepare you to go abroad with us!

    Email - lauren.daniels@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSE

This course may consist of 60 hours of intensive language study and 15 hours of cultural topics over a three week period for a total of five semester credits. Alternatively, students may choose to take only the 60 hours of intensive language study over the same time period for a total of four semester credits. Each language course is 4-5 semester credits.

CULTURAL COURSE

Students will take a course on Cuban cinema.

CREDIT INFORMATION

The Universidad de la Habana operates on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

Español Principiante y Cultura Cubana (Beginning Spanish Language and Cuban Culture)

This course is conceived as a brush-up course for those who have previously taken some Spanish, but who need to review the basics in preparation for taking intermediate level classes. Listening, reading, speaking and writing exercises give students practice with the four skills and build confidence in the learner. In addition, there will be seminars covering such topics as Cuban identity, music, art, and dance.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginner  

Español Intermedio y Cultura Cubana (Intermediate Spanish and Cuban Culture)

This intermediate course begins with a quick overview of essential grammatical constructions learned in first-year courses. The principal objective of this intermediate course is to help students become comfortable and accurate in expressing the following communicative functions: describing, comparing, expressing likes and dislikes, narrating in the past, reacting and recommending, hypothesizing and narrating in the future. In addition, there will be seminars covering such topics as Cuban identity, music, art, and dance.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Español Avanzado y Cultura Cubana (Advanced Spanish and Cuban Culture)

This course offers an in-depth review and the study of the more problematic aspects of Spanish grammar for English speakers. Topics will be presented in cultural contexts and includes vocabulary expansion exercises and ample communicative activities. In addition, there will be seminars covering such topics as Cuban Identity, Popular Religious Practices, The Central Role of Music in Cuban Life, Environmental Issues.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Cine Cubano (Cuban Cinema)

This course aims to provide an overview of Cuban cinema from the 1960’s to the present. It will explore Cuban culture, language, and history through films, both documentary, and fictional narrative. The purpose of this course is to provide students with insight into the Cuban Revolution from its earliest days to the present. The course is open to students with an intermediate or advanced level of Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Contact Hours: 60

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Jan-term program
  • Combine multiple intensive months in other API locations and/or an API internship program to create a custom quarter program
  • Round-trip airfare (Miami-Havana) included

Students in Havana will live with other API students and, in some cases, other international students in a local residencia. An API Residencia in Havana is a renovated home run by a host family, near the University of Havana campus. Residencias have common spaces where students can work and where API holds group activities. Breakfast and dinner are also provided as part of the program fee.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Jan-Term Jan 4, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020 $4,200 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019