Study Abroad in Havana, Cuba

Living Abroad

AIFS Resident Director

AIFS provides a dedicated Resident Director for this program who will assist students throughout their stay in Havana. Details and contact information will be available prior to the start of the summer program.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

Housing and Meals

Accommodations in a 3-star tourist class hotel is included. Breakfast and one other meal per day (lunch or dinner) is included. Students will enjoy Cuban cuisine in the “paladares” or privately-run restaurants and in the official state-run restaurants. Students will have limited access to Internet at the hotels.

Service Learning

Students will participate in a variety of projects and experiences designed to give them a better understanding of the social realities in Cuba. Projects may include a meeting with Cuban youth “talking without taboos” (a discussion on various pressing issues affecting students and young professionals in Cuba), providing instruction/language exchange for English learners, a visit to the studio of local artist José Fuster to learn about his community art project, and a visit to a community outreach program.

Cultural Activities

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Cuban culture, a wealth of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee.

  • A tour of the Museum of the Revolution, El Morro and La Cabaña Fortress and the cannon firing ceremony
  • Walking tours of Historic Old Havana, Revolution Square and a workshop on Afro-Cuban dances, percussion and musical traditions