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.
Pre Departure Services
@api Online System
Orientation Materials and Resources
Access to International Phone Plans
API Alumni Network
On Site Services
Medical and Life Insurance
Social and Cultural Activities
Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
Housing (breakfast and dinner included)
Language and Culture Tools
Re-Entry Materials and Support
Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy
- 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