University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2015: Cuba ART/FLLT

Program Dates January 02, 2015 - February 01, 2015 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.

Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program.

We will study the vibrant and diverse arts and culture of Cuba, which are internationally respected for traditions and contemporary innovations. Students will also experience the beautiful tropical island in winter. 

Based in Havana, you’ll interact with artists, historians, and other students as you learn about Cuba’s 500+ years of cultural history that parallel the U.S. in many ways. We will study Spanish architectural heritage in Havana and through visits to Trinidad and Cienfuegos, the lasting connections to African culture and traditions, and the U.S. and Soviet influences in different periods.  This winter session program also takes an overnight excursion to Matanzas to visit Ediciones Vigía, a book arts studio, and nearby Varadero, a coastal cultural center. We will take a day trip to Pinar Del Rio, which has two UNESCO biospheres and a World Heritage site.

Students reside in double rooms in a Havana hotel, with breakfast and dinner included.

Whether you’re interested in Caribbean art, culture, or history, this trip lets you visit a country that is not open to American tourists because of an economic embargo. You will experience an alternative political system as well as cultural treasures in this country that is full of paradoxes.

For more info visit:
http://www.digidiva.net/15W-CubaStudyAbroadFAQ.pdf

For a sneak peak visit: 
http://www.digidiva.net/CUBAStudyAbroad.mov

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. All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ART 367: Art and Design in Cuban Life (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
FLLT 367-070: Sugar, Salsa & Santería: Contemporary Cuba and the Caribbean (3 credits)
LAMS 367-070: Sugar, Salsa & Santería: Contemporary Cuba and the Caribbean (3 credits)
UNIV 370-041: Winter/Summer Study Abroad (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning


Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,044.00$5,486.00
Final Program Fee$5,500.00$5,500.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $7,574.00$11,016.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)

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 http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.


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 IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $2,000.00 Initial Payment.


Contact Information:
Persephone Braham
Faculty Director
Foreign Languages and Literatures
206 Jastak Burgess Hall
302-831-1565
braham@udel.edu
Colette Gaiter
Faculty Director
Art
205 Recitation Hall
302-831-5755
cgaiter@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on September 20, 2014
Recommendation also due by 5pm on September 20, 2014
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 27, 2014

Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.



Interest Meetings:
03/07/2014, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Elliott Hall Conference Room
03/14/2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Elliott Hall Conference Room
03/19/2014, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Recitation Hall Room 008
03/25/2014, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Elliott Hall Conference Room
04/09/2014, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Elliott Hall Conference Room
04/16/2014, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Elliott Hall Conference Room
04/17/2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Elliott Hall Conference Room
04/22/2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Recitation Hall Room 008
09/08/2014, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Recitation Hall Gallery - first floor
09/09/2014, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, Recitation Hall Gallery - first floor
09/10/2014, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Recitation Hall Gallery - first floor


Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.