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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
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GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: Residencia
Language of Instruction: Spanish Areas of Study: Film & Media, Health & Medicine, Humanities, IS, Politics & History, Languages & Culture, Social Sciences
Program Type: CASA, Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jessica Mervis Language Prerequisite: Yes
Prerequisites: 5 semesters of college-level Spanish language or equivalent Hopkins Application Fee: $25
Application Process: (1) Complete Hopkins app by clicking "Apply Now"
Program Description:

The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad program in Havana, Cuba (CASA Cuba) provides students with a unique opportunity to have direct access to Cuba’s leading institution of higher learning, the University of Havana, and to Casa de Las Américas, the Cuban government’s premier research institution  – since its founding in 1959 – on Caribbean and Latin American studies, Cuban culture and the arts.

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Hopkins Semester/Year Cuba
The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA)

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Students will take classes taught by renowned specialists in Spanish on the key issues facing the island, and interact with colleagues who share their curiosity about the past, present, and future of Cuba. Courses are complemented by seminars and conferences by renowned experts from other leading research centers. The program aims to ensure that students return to the United States with a critical understanding of the complex situation of today's Cuba and the wealth of new knowledge acquired through the lived experiences during their stay in the country.


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Areas of Study

Students can choose from courses in literature, the arts, Afro-Caribbean studies and music at the University of Havana’s Faculty of Arts and Letters, or courses in Cuban history, philosophy and religion, political sociology, and Latin American thought through the Faculty of Philosophy and History.

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Fall: Late August to Mid-December. Deadline: March 1
Spring: Late January to Mid-May. Deadline: October 1

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  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA or above
  • 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
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Courses and Credits

Students will have an opportunity to enroll in up to four courses taught in Spanish in either of the following combinations:
1. Four courses offered through the Cuba study center
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2. Combination of courses offered through the Cuba study center and direct-enrollment courses through the University of Havana.

Courses will be delivered by a group of carefully selected faculty, recognized experts from Casa de las Americas and the University of Havana. Individual courses will meet for 60 hours per semester.

CASA Course Descriptions

Research Opportunity
Every five years, CASA proposes to carry out a themed research project whose focus strongly resonates across each of the Divisional Center locations. The theme for 2018-2023 is Historical Memory.
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Students pay JHU tuition plus a program fee, which will be billed to the student account. Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of the program.Apt building
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Students will share living accommodations in the Residencia Paseo Habana, a safe, clean and secure guest residence located in the Vedado district within a short walking distance from the Cuba study center and Casa de las Americas. Students will share ample double rooms that are air conditioned, with modern amenities and will be provided breakfast and dinner daily.

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Application Process

Click the green "Apply Now" button at the top/bottom of the page to apply to this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.