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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba
  • Program Terms: January Term
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Spanish Studies Abroad 
  • Program Cost: January Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 1 - First-year, 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Subject Areas: History, Spanish
Housing Options: Homestay Program Sponsor: Spanish Studies Abroad
Program Description:

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January Term Program - Havana, Cuba

Why choose Havana?

The city of La Habana, founded in 1514, and named after a local aboriginal chief, is Cuba’s cosmopolitan capital. Havana was once one of the most prosperous ports, and the third most populous city in the Americas. A beautiful city, with idyllic landscapes, captivating bays, and a rich, diverse culture, Havana is the site for an ideal learning experience.

January Term at Universidad de La Habana

The January Term Program gives intermediate to advanced Spanish-level students the unique opportunity to take language and content courses designed for international students studying Spanish at Universidad de La Habana, all while benefiting from the cultural guidance, language tools, and academic quality that defines Spanish Studies Abroad. 

Program Highlights:

The goal of the January Term Program is to guide you to live as a member of this community, while gaining a profound understanding of your surroundings.
In this atmosphere of constant immersion, you will share daily activities with fellow Cuban and international students, whether attending classes or socializing. Courses designed for international students learning Spanish and access to abundant cultural resources, workshops, and activities allow you to more fully integrate into campus life at Universidad de La Habana. 

Learn the Language...

  • All classes taught in Spanish by Cuban professors
  • Earn 4 credits
  • Courses designed for international students in a variety of disciplines
  • All-inclusive program-sponsored study trips
    • Visits to locations such as Old Havana, the Museum of the Revolution, Farmers' Markets, grassroots community centers, jazz, salsa and hip-hop concerts and a day trip to Las Terrazas.

Program Inclusions:
Spanish Studies Abroad program fees include tuition, room & partial board (homestay with breakfast and dinner provided daily), support of the onsite Resident Director, pre-departure support, laundry, local study visits, cultural activities, orientation, and a Spanish Studies Abroad transcript. Optional activities are also available through the university.

Prerequisite: 
  • Successful completion of elementary college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish language coursework.  Content courses have additional language prerequisites.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old before program begins. 

Contact:
Spanish Studies Abroad
446 Main Street
Amherst MA, 01002
tel: (413) 256-0011
email: info@spanishstudies.org
www.spanishstudies.org


Application Process for Other Approved Programs 
This program is offered through one of our approved program partners. In order to participate you must apply through, and be approved, by both St. Thomas and the program. 
 
Application Process 
  1. Attend a first-step session. Dates posted online at stthomas.edu/studyabroad. 
  2. Schedule an?advising meeting. This meeting will review: 
  3. any questions you have about studying abroad, including program selection if you are considering multiple programs. 
  4. the course approval process 
  5. how to apply to Other Approved Programs 
  6. Notify your study abroad advisor of final program selection.  
  7. Complete all St. Thomas application materials by the St. Thomas application deadline. 
  8. Complete program application via the program’s website by their deadline. 
 
University of St. Thomas application deadlines: 
October 1 for January Term and spring semester programs 
March 15 for summer, fall semester and year-long programs. 
Please note that some programs have deadlines earlier than St. Thomas. 
 
St Thomas Criteria for Participation 
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5 
  • Students may not apply for, maintain an approved application, nor participate in a Study Abroad program while on academic or conduct probation. Any disciplinary records may be a consideration for approval to participate in an off-campus programs. 
  • View all eligibility requirements for study abroad through St. Thomas: stthomas.edu/studyabroad > Student Policies. 
  • Some programs have additional criteria. 
 
Financial Aid/Scholarships 
Financial Aid Awards (grants, loans and scholarships) typically apply to study abroad. Visit stthomas.edu/financialaid for instructions. 
The Office of Study Abroad, and other approved program partners, offers scholarships. Visit stthomas.edu/studyabroad, and the program’s website, for details.  
 
Program Information 
For additional program information, contact the program partner.  
For application procedures contact Study Abroad. 
 
Office of Study Abroad 
University of St. Thomas 
MHC 212 (Mail 5026) 
2115 Summit Avenue 
St. Paul, MN 55105-1096 USA 
Tel: 1.651.962.6450 
Fax: 1.651.962.5199 
Email: studyabroad@stthomas.edu 
stthomas.edu/studyabroad



This program is currently not accepting applications.