Georgia Southern University will offer its second study abroad program in Havana, Cuba, July 2-17.
"Students will learn about the history, culture and contemporary issues affecting the communist island nation post-Fidel Castro," says a university spokesperson.
The program is open to all Georgia Southern students, as well as University System of Georgia transient students, and offers a roster of semester credits.
“Students will be exposed to an array of cultural activities and study excursions designed to encourage direct interaction with the Cuban people,” says Ned Rinalducci, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology and Cuba study abroad program director. “Cuba is in the midst of dramatic change and offers a compelling place to study.”
Classes will be held at the Instituto de Filosofía de Cuba, a higher-education facility that is affiliated with The Academy of Sciences of Cuba, an official institution of the state. The institute is a short walk from the city’s 5-mile seawall, the Malecón. The U.S. embassy is also within close proximity.
Courses will include “Study Abroad: Cuba” and “Comparative Societies, Politics & Institutions: Cuba.”
The deadline to apply for the Cuba study abroad program is Feb. 15. For more information, visit https://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/international/society-in-cuba/.