Program Information
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Winter 2015: Cuba ART/FLLT
January 02, 2015 - February 01, 2015 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Plaza de la Catedral, Old Havana

Old Havana

Figures at Casa de Africa

Palacio de Valle, Cienfuegos (one of the excursions)
Meetings
Interest Meetings:
03/07/2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMElliott Hall Conference Room
03/14/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AMElliott Hall Conference Room
03/19/2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMRecitation Hall Room 008
03/25/2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMElliott Hall Conference Room
04/09/2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMElliott Hall Conference Room
04/16/2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PMElliott Hall Conference Room
04/17/2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMElliott Hall Conference Room
04/22/2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMRecitation Hall Room 008
09/08/2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMRecitation Hall Gallery - first floor
09/09/2014 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMRecitation Hall Gallery - first floor
09/10/2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMRecitation Hall Gallery - first floor
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/28/2014 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMElliott Hall Conference Room
11/24/2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMElliott Hall Conference Room
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
10/07/2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMStudent Health Center Conference RoomAll accepted students must attend one health meeting.
10/09/2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMStudent Health Center Conference RoomAll accepted students must attend one health meeting.
Program Notes
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..
Program Description
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
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
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)
Relative to its size, Cuba is a powerhouse of visual art production. All media—film, painting, sculpture, conceptual art, photography, printmaking, posters, and graphic design thrive at internationally acclaimed aesthetic levels. This course allows students to experience Cuba’s visual art history and contemporary practices in a way that few Americans can because of the 50-year embargo and continued travel restrictions on tourism. Cuban artists’ work is sought after all over the world and we will see firsthand how it is created and meet the artists who are seldom allowed to leave the country. The post-revolution socialist government manages to support the arts despite extreme economic hardship. Students will learn about the distinctive characteristics of Cuban art that derive from its turbulent history, multiracial influences, and
tropical island beauty.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group A
FLLT 367-070: Sugar, Salsa & Santería: Contemporary Cuba and the Caribbean (3 credits)
Through film, music, historic and literary texts, and visits to Cuba's great cultural institutions we will explore the many facets of Cuban and Caribbean cultures. We will study the legacy of the slave and plantation economy, the successes and failures of the great revolutionary experiment, Cuba's place in global politics, and the extraordinary complexities of la cubanía, or the Cuban way. This course is taught in English. Cross listed with LAMS 367.
LAMS 367-070: Sugar, Salsa & Santería: Contemporary Cuba and the Caribbean (3 credits)
Through film, music, historic and literary texts, and visits to Cuba's great cultural institutions we will explore the many facets of Cuban and Caribbean cultures. We will study the legacy of the slave and plantation economy, the successes and failures of the great revolutionary experiment, Cuba's place in global politics, and the extraordinary complexities of la cubanía, or the Cuban way. This course is taught in English. Cross listed with FLLT 367.
UNIV 370-041: Winter/Summer Study Abroad (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
Requirements
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

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.
Costs
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 $(TBD).
  • 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 $2000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • 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$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 (final)$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.
Scholarships
Need- and merit-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.
Deadlines
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, 2014
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 27, 2014
$2,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
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 $2,000.00 Initial Payment.
Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants.
Contacts
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
File Downloads
Cuba Study Abroad FAQs

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