The Georgia State University program Landscapes of Memory: History, Culture and Historic Preservation in Cuba offers an exciting 13-day study abroad experience. The program is designed to deepen a student's understanding
of the history and culture of Cuba, and to explore how the country is working to preserve its historic sites, parks, and cultural landscapes.
The program will consider the ways in which history is selectively remembered, preserved and presented to the public. Students will develop skills in combining and communicating the results of field experiences and research. Visits to
historic sites, parks, places of memory and cultural landscapes will be interspersed with lectures and discussions led by the instructors and local experts in the field.
There will be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed,
and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance.
There may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by
Day 1 - Arrival to Havana, Private transfer to the hotel (Florida or Similar), & Dinner at Dominica or similar included.
Day 2 - Habana Modern Tour (view the neighborhoods and important historic areas, including Plaza de la Revolucion with visit to Jose Marti Monument, Vedado, Hotel Riviera, Hotel Nacional. Continue to Miramar, Higher
Institutes of Arts, Colon Cemetery)
Day 3 - Meet WITH Specialist from the Office of the Historian: (Master Plan for Restoration of the Old City, physical restoration, tourism investment, social, cultural and community work), Walking tour of Old Havana,
Stop for a visit at Escuela Taller, Continue to Central Park, Capitolio, Gran Teatro and Hotel Sevilla, Entrance included to the Capitol and Gran Teatro)
Day 4 - Visit to the Morro Castle and Cabaña Fortress with its arts galleries and small museums, Visit to Callejon de Hamel
Day 5 - Visit to the Partagas or another cigar factory,Continue on to Regla and Casablanca, small towns across the harbor that traditionally have served the port, Visit Museum of the Revolution
Day 6 - Visit Museum of Decorative Arts,Visit to the Hemingway Museum, Finca Vigia, Opportunity to go to Jazz Clubs in downtown Vedado
Day 7 - Continue to Pinar del Rio and city tour and back to Viñale, Tour Viñales Valley and Town
Day 8 - Drive to Ciénaga de Zapata, Visit the Cocodrile Refuge and Guamá and Laguna del Tesoro, Continue to Cienfuegos
Day 9 - Visit Tomas Terry Theater, Punta Gorda, Casa de la Cultura, Cementery Tomás Acea, Meeting with a specialist from the Office of the Historian, Visit to Botanic Gardens
Day 10 - Drive into Trinidad, explore the city center with an specialist from the Trinidad Office of Historian, Arrive in the Walley of Sugar Mills, Meet an specialist of the OH
Day 11 - Depart to Santa Clara, explore the city center, Visit Che Memorial
Day 12 - Drive to Varadero, City Tour
Day 13 - Drive to Havana Airport
Students will stay in high-quality local hotel accommodations (three- and four-star hotels) throughout the various regions of Cuba.
The program is open to all graduate and undergraduate students, with a minimum junior class standing, who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University.
- Transient students should visit the
Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
- International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at
(404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Participants who successfully complete the program's courses will receive 
semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for [HIST 4345]
and graduate students should register for [HIST 8660]
. Students from other institutions should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at 3700.00, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees.
Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
- Round-trip airfare
- Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
- Selected city orientations
- Some group cultural events
- some meals
- International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
- Georgia State tuition and fees
- Passport or visa fees
- Additional meals
- Excess baggage charges and tips
- Personal expenses
- Travel not associated with the program
January 25, 2019: $1,000
February 28, 2019: $1,350
March 29, 2019: $1,350
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans),
Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments!
Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship
and the International Access Scholarship
- Meet the eligibility requirements
- Are accepted into a program
- Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline
will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our
or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about
other scholarship opportunities
& financial aid for study abroad
Study Abroad Advising
Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor
is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can
help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet
with a Study Abroad Advisor
during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting
to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website
Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303