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Cuba

Dates

May 15 – May 30, 2019

Cost

$3,250 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Art History, History, Latin American Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

KIIS Cuba is a 15 day program centered in Havana with travel to Viñales, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. As the largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba has been profoundly affected by its relationship with the United States, experiencing both intimate and challenging periods of political relations. The program will explore different museums, centers, universities, and the beauty of this complex city and island.  Cuba is an exhilarating place and this will be a phenomenal way to meaningfully encounter this country.  Students will live with families for the duration of the program enhancing the socio-cultural understanding of the day-to-day Cuban experience.  Spanish is not necessary for this program.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Homestay

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Eileen McKiernan Gonzalez, Eileen_MckiernanGonzalez@berea.edu

Courses

Both courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1 course.

ART 496 Documenting Change - Cuba in Transition

Dr. Eileen McKiernan González

This course integrates history and art history to engage and explore the complexity of Cuban culture in a period of social, economic, and poltical transformation. We will explore Havana and its urban spaces, museums, cultural and social institutions, to approach Cuban identity and political reality so deeply connected to its past.

HIS 200 Latin America, Past & Present

Dr. Andrew McMichael

This course integrates history and art history to engage and explore the complexity of Cuban culture in a period of social, economic, and poltical transformation. We will explore Havana and its urban spaces, museums, cultural and social institutions, to approach Cuban identity and political reality so deeply connected to its past.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,250 + airfare

Earn up to 3 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Cuba

Accommodations

Two meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, some museum entrance fees, passport fees ($135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $300 minimum), Cuba Tourist card ($50), and any fees from your college/university. 

Under U.S. government regulations in effect since the 1960s, travelers from the U.S. to Cuba are restricted to using cash for all incidental purchases and expenses within Cuba (one meal per day, bottled water, tips, laundry, souvenirs, etc.). U.S-issued credit cards, debit cards, and travelers checks are not honored in Cuba, nor is there ATM access to funds drawn from U.S. bank accounts. Students must bring a minimum of US $300. Cash will be converted to Cuban currency shortly after arrival.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $750-$850

The KIIS Cuba program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Havana with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your individual flight ticket.

Flights to/from the USA/Cuba are the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

May 15 – May 30, 2019

Cost

$3,250 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Art History, History, Latin American Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2018: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2019: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

KIIS Cuba is a 15 day program centered in Havana with travel to Viñales, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad. As the largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba has been profoundly affected by its relationship with the United States, experiencing both intimate and challenging periods of political relations. The program will explore different museums, centers, universities, and the beauty of this complex city and island.  Cuba is an exhilarating place and this will be a phenomenal way to meaningfully encounter this country.  Students will live with families for the duration of the program enhancing the socio-cultural understanding of the day-to-day Cuban experience.  Spanish is not necessary for this program.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Homestay

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 13 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Director: Dr. Eileen McKiernan Gonzalez, Eileen_MckiernanGonzalez@berea.edu

Courses

Both courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1 course.

ART 496 Documenting Change - Cuba in Transition

Dr. Eileen McKiernan González

This course integrates history and art history to engage and explore the complexity of Cuban culture in a period of social, economic, and poltical transformation. We will explore Havana and its urban spaces, museums, cultural and social institutions, to approach Cuban identity and political reality so deeply connected to its past.

HIS 200 Latin America, Past & Present

Dr. Andrew McMichael

This course integrates history and art history to engage and explore the complexity of Cuban culture in a period of social, economic, and poltical transformation. We will explore Havana and its urban spaces, museums, cultural and social institutions, to approach Cuban identity and political reality so deeply connected to its past.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,250 + airfare

Earn up to 3 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Cuba

Accommodations

Two meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, some museum entrance fees, passport fees ($135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $300 minimum), Cuba Tourist card ($50), and any fees from your college/university. 

Under U.S. government regulations in effect since the 1960s, travelers from the U.S. to Cuba are restricted to using cash for all incidental purchases and expenses within Cuba (one meal per day, bottled water, tips, laundry, souvenirs, etc.). U.S-issued credit cards, debit cards, and travelers checks are not honored in Cuba, nor is there ATM access to funds drawn from U.S. bank accounts. Students must bring a minimum of US $300. Cash will be converted to Cuban currency shortly after arrival.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $750-$850

The KIIS Cuba program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Havana with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your individual flight ticket.

Flights to/from the USA/Cuba are the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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