Summer Study Abroad Havana, Cuba Deposit (4/2/2024)

This is an exciting new program for Spanish majors and minors and anyone else who would like to learn about Cuban culture and to develop their language skills in this foreign land.

Our host institution is The Center for Cross-Cultural Study (Spanish Studies Abroad)

Hosted by the Center for Cross-Cultural Study (Spanish Studies Abroad), the USC Global Classroom Program offers:

  • A comprehensive, customized cultural travel program in Cuba including local study visits, diverse cultural activities and bilingual on-site support, and a unique opportunity to experience Cuban culture.
  • All courses are taught in Spanish by highly qualified Cuba university professors with extensive experience in teaching American students.
  • Students will be awarded 6 hours of credit. 3 will be received for SPAN 350, a language course, and 3 will be transfer credits for the culture course (SPAN 002T or SPAN 003T). Both may be applied to the Spanish major, minor, elective, or general university credit.
  • In addition to classroom work, cultural and academic excursions are included weekly to enhance and complement the material. All-inclusive program-sponsored excursions to places such as Old Havana, the Museum of the Revolution, Las Terrazas, farmers' markets, grassroots community centers, and jazz, salsa and hip-hop concerts.
  • Two (2) Speaking Partners activities with local Cuban students
  • Three (3) Service-learning projects
  • While in Havana, participants in our program will reside with local families in a homestay option unique to our program. Weekly laundry and daily breakfast and dinner included.

Not included:

  • Round trip airfare USA-Cuba-USA
  • 3 credits USC tuition of SPAN 350 (Spanish language course)
  • Passport fees/personal items/telephone calls
  • Daily lunches and some meals on excursions or by choice
  • Optional entertainment, excursions/excess baggage fees
  • Local transportation
  • Required travel insurance
  • Education Abroad Application Fee


  • 2.5 GPA in Spanish language coursework.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old before program begins.
  • Minimum completion of SPAN 122