For the first time, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students have the opportunity to study in Cuba! This Education Studies program offers a hands-on experiential learning opportunity to study education and culture in Cuba. Specifically, students will increase their understanding of domestic and global intersections of society, politics, economics, culture and education in relation to nationalized social, economic, and education systems. Led by Dr. Christin DePouw, you will spend winterim 2014 in and around the beautiful historic city of Havana, learning Spanish and exploring the education systems of Cuba.
The program will take place in and around the ocean-side city of Havana, the capital of Cuba. With a population of 2.1 million people and a rich history, the diverse city has so much to offer: historic sites, music, language, food and art!
HOUSING & MEALS
Students will stay in hostels, with dorm style accommodations. Program fees include breakfast and dinner daily.
To learn about eligibility requirements, academic offerings, and the academic calendar; click here: Academics - Cuba
Below you will find more information on program costs: Winterim 2014
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"My experience in Cuba has not only helped shape me as a better undergraduate student here at UW Eau Claire, but it has also helped me become a better future educator. I had the opportunity to learn about another culture and practice my language skills, while also learning about the teaching profession in a completely different context. I am so happy that I was given the opportunity to participate in the trip of a lifetime and that will also help me in my career and future endeavors!" - Teresa
The high energy, romantic city of Havana, is filled with vintage American cars and colonial monuments. Through over 50 years of Socialism that has taken its toll on the social and economic fabric of the city, the unconquerable spirit of Haverneros is ever inspiring (lonely planet). Havana is a bustling city with plenty to discover. Cuba is also a good jumping point to explore other Caribbean countries!
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Check out the Cuba Powerpoint created by Dr. DePouw
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, read the application instructions on the How to Apply Page. Then return to this program brochure page, and click the 'apply now' button at the top of the page.