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  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: GSU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences Sponsoring Department: Communication
Program Description:
History, Memory, and Visual Culture in Havana, Cuba
March 16 - 23, 2019 | 3 Credit Hours
Program Director Contact Info: Dr. Patricia Davis | pdavis20@gsu.edu | 25 Park Place, #930 | (404) 413-5670

Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 

Classic Cars in Cuba 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.

View of the street featuring coloful buildings & classic cars in Cuba 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 circumstances.

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

Accommodations

Students will stay in local high-quality hotel accommodations in Havana.
GSU Study Abroad in CubaThe 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 JOUR 4500 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
  • Visa
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
Payment Schedule
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.

Students who:

  • 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 website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
GSU Study Abroad in Cuba Students participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:
  • Sun exposure
  • Medium to long distance walking

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
GSU Study Abroad in Cuba 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.

Location

Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University
International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529
mystudyabroad@gsu.edu



This program is currently not accepting applications.