Study Abroad in Havana, Cuba

Academics - January Term 2018

University of Havana

Founded in 1729, the University of Havana (UH) is the oldest university in Cuba and one of the oldest in the Americas. Sixteen “facultades” or schools make UH a leader in economics, science, social sciences and humanities in Latin America. The main campus was founded in 1902 and is presided over by the famous “Alma Mater” statue by Mario Korbel. There, the “Cursos de Español” have been teaching Spanish language and culture to foreign students for over 30 years.

Academic Overview

All students are enrolled in an Intensive Spanish Language and Culture course. A minimum enrollment of 5 students is required for a course to run.

Admissions requirements Open to high school graduates, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Lower GPAs will be considered on a case by case basis.

Attendance is mandatory and students are only allowed to have one excused absence. If a student is absent more than one day he/she will automatically fail the course and lose the academic credits.

Credits Each course totals 45 hours and is taught Monday through Friday for a total of 3 credits.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by the University of Havana. On completion of the program an official copy of the transcript will be mailed to your home institution.