Program Information
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Winter 2018: Cuba ART - micro
January 05, 2018 - January 25, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/09/2017 5:00 PM - 6:30 PMCenter for Black Culture - 192 S. College
10/10/2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMCenter for Black Culture - 192 S. College
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
10/18/2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMStudent Health Services conference room
10/26/2017 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMStudent Health Services conference room
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
Program Description
Study art (historical and contemporary), culture and do photography in Cuba, a country where artists create some of the most exciting and innovative contemporary art in the world. The architecture, natural beauty, winter Caribbean weather, safe environment, and friendly people make it a perfect place for taking great photographs. Based in Havana, you’ll interact with a variety of people as you study art, photography, history, and culture. In addition, you’ll learn about Spanish, African, Russian, and U.S. influences on music, religion, architecture, politics and history through visits to galleries, museums, music venues, and cultural sites. Walking the streets of Havana is a visual adventure. This winter session program includes excursions in Havana and includes a weekend trip to the spectacularly lush Vinales Valley in the center of the country. There will be a day trip to the beach and nearby Matanzas.
Students reside in double rooms. You will spend a few days in a hotel in Old Havana, then the remaining time in Havana in casas particular (private homes). Whether you’re interested in Cuban history, art, your own photography or preserved 1950s U.S. cars, the Winter Session in Cuba is your chance to visit this fascinating country as relations with the U.S. improve and before the embargo is officially lifted, which will radically change everything.

For a closer look at the experience check out this slideshow from our 2015 Cuba program -
The course is open to any major, even non-UD students. No previous experience in art or photography is necessary.

The Program Fee includes housing,housing, all program-related excursions, and international medical insurance. Students will be housed in hotels and private homes, including breakfast and some group dinners. Home stays in casas particular include dinner. Students are responsible for the remainder of their meals.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Cuba, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Cuba. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ART 204-070: Media, Design and Culture (3 credits)
Study media’s impact on art, design and culture. See how various media – from historical and traditional to contemporary – affect messages in the visual world differently depending on cultural context. We look at how specific cultures are created, disseminated and maintained through the language of visual images and signs. Economics, history, and politics all influence media, design and culture. Learn to read visual images as well as create them through photography.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Arts/Humanities Breadth
UNIV 370-041: Study Abroad - Cuba ART (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,000.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-May.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,485.00$3,984.00
Final Program Fee$4,275.00$4,275.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$5,790.00$8,289.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,000.00$1,000.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 27, 2017
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-May
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Colette Gaiter
Faculty Director
Recitation Hall 206
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