University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Cuba ART - micro

Program Dates January 05, 2018 - January 25, 2018
This program is closed.

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

This program's deadline has been changed to 10/21/2017.

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.

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)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Arts/Humanities Breadth
  • Multicultural
UNIV 370-041: Study Abroad - Cuba ART (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$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 $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.

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 $1,000.00 Initial Payment.

Contact Information:
Colette Gaiter
Faculty Director
Recitation Hall 206

Submit Program Application by 5pm on October 21, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on October 21, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 27, 2017

Interest Meetings:

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