Please join us for an exciting spring break study abroad experience in Havana, Cuba. The program is designed to deepen students' understanding of the ways in which monuments, museums, and other historic sites and cultural
landscapes communicate messages about a city's history, memories, culture, and identity.
The program will consider the ways in which history is selectively remembered and presented to the public. Students will develop the skills involved in critically evaluating various elements of the built environment, including historic
sites, cultural landscapes, and city spaces. Visits to monuments, museums, parks, and cultural landscapes will be interspersed with lectures and discussions led by local historians.
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
March 16: Depart Atlanta, arrive in Havana
March 17: Tour of Old Havana
March 18: Tour of Modern Havana's neighborhoods, mansions and historic areas
March 19: Visit to the Museum of the Revolution
March 20: Visit to Morro Castle and Cabana Fortress
March 21: Overnight trip to Trinidad
March 22: Visit to the Crafts Market in Old Havana
March 23: Depart Havana for return to Atlanta
Students will stay in local high-quality hotel accommodations in Havana.
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences. There are no prerequisites for
this course. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
- 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 3
semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for SCOM 4500 or
and graduate students should register for COMM 6910
. 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 $2,450, 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
- Most meals
- All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
- International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
October 1, 2018: $500 deposit due
November 9, 2018: $975 payment due
Early December 2018: Program fee posted to PAWs
Early January 2019: $975 Remaining balance due with spring tuition & fees
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 requriements
- 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