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F&M in Cuba: Cuban Culture & Politics
Havana, Cuba; Lancaster, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Term: Summer
Language Pre-Requisite: 3 semesters Area of Study: Government, International Studies
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Description:
Program Description:

F&M in Cuba: Cuban Culture and Politics (GOV/LAS/IST 370)

taught by Prof. Stephanie McNulty and Prof. Kathrin Theumer

Program Highlights:
  • Students will spend one week in Lancaster and then two weeks in Havana with Prof. McNulty and Prof. Theumer and other F&M students.
  • While in Havana, students will be staying in the vibrant Vedado neighborhood, within walking distance to the Malecón (seawall), restaurants, and sites.
  • Students will have lectures both with their F&M professors as well as local experts, and service learning opportunities while in Cuba.
  • The group will take an overnight trip to Trinidad as well as excursions around Havana and to Santa María beach.

Course Description: Cuba has been described as a place where temporality is cyclical rather than linear, a repeating island, an ajiaco (a Cuban stew) always on the burner but never the same. We will explore the origin of these metaphors of Cuban national identity from an interdisciplinary perspective as we develop our understanding of the island’s culture, complex political system and history as the oldest communist country in the Western hemisphere.

Pre-requisities: Spanish 201 or the equivalent language ability.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

Housing: Students will live in F&M on-campus housing during the first week in Lancaster. Students will be responsible for all meals during this time. While in Cuba, students will live in a homestay with breakfast and dinner provided.

May 26 - June 2 in Lancaster
June 3 - 17 in Havana

Cost: $5,350
Includes: Tuition (1 F&M credit), housing in Lancaster and Cuba, 2 meals/day in Cuba, round-trip airfare and transportation to/from BWI airport, cultural events, excursions, co-curricular activities, and on-site support
Does not include: meals while in Lancaster, one meal per day in Cuba, passport/visa fees, daily transportation in Havana, internet card, personal expenses
*Please note students are automatically considered for funding for Summer Travel Courses. More information available in the information sessions.​

For more information, please contact Prof. Stephanie McNulty, Prof. Kathrin Theumer, or Dean Ali Janicek, or plan to attend a program info session. All applicants will be required to attend one info session OR meet individually with one of the faculty leaders.

Info Sessions in the Joseph International Center:
Wednesday, October 9, 4-5pm
Tuesday, October 29, 4:30-5:30pm
Friday, December 6, 2-3pm 

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