January Term Study Abroad Program in Cuba
Program Details


  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Transcript from U.S. accredited institution available (Marist College)
  • Jan-term program
  • Combine multiple intensive months in other API locations and/or an API internship program to create a custom quarter program
  • Round-trip airfare (Miami-Havana) included


  • 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Must be enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate student and under the age of 25
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Entry requirements: valid passport and entry visa

Add on a Volunteer Program!

  • API students completing a study abroad program (particularly in Latin America) may be interested in extending their stay on an API volunteer abroad program. Click on the link below for more information on options and pricing.
  • Volunteer Add-On Options

Dates & Fees

Early Jan, 2019 - Early Feb, 2019


Oct 15, 2018
Nov 1, 2018

Academic Program



API is excited to offer students a January term study abroad program in Cuba!

Beginning through advanced-level students may elect to take a Spanish language course at the appropriate level. This course may consist of 60 hours of intensive language study and 15 hours of cultural topics over a four-week period for a total of five semester credits. Alternatively, students may choose to solely emphasize language study and take a total of 60 hours of Spanish language only, for a total of 4 semester credits.

Intermediate and advanced-level Spanish speakers may elect to take a course in Cuban cinema taught by the Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (fnCl) in conjunction with the Universidad de la Habana. The Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (fnCl) is a cultural organization founded with the intention of contributing to the development, dissemination, and conservation of Latin American cinema. In a broader sense, their work aspires to preserve the cultural identity of the Caribbean and Latin America through the medium of film. This course consists of 60 hours of instruction over a three-week period for a total of 4 semester credits, and will give students a unique insight into Cuban culture and political thought via the medium of film.

Advanced and superior-level Spanish speakers may elect to take a course entitled “Rhetoric and Composition: The Cuban Experience” that consists of 60 hours of intensive language instruction and writing activities including cultural seminars for a total of 4 semester credits. Minimum enrollment is required for this course to be offered.

Coursework will be supplemented by numerous cultural activities and excursions.


Students receive a transcript from the Universidad de la Habana upon completion of their program.

What’s Included

  • Round-Trip Airfare (Miami-Havana)
  • Advising
  • Orientation Materials and Support
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
  • Airport Reception
  • Resident Director
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (breakfast and dinner included)
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Language and Cultural Tools
  • Medical Insurance
  • Excursions
  • Social and Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
  • Re-Entry Materials and Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

Program Coordinator

2014-02-11 at 18-10-46Hannah Stack is the Havana Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to Cuba.

Resident Directors

Helene Jouen and Emily Moran are the Havana Resident Directors, and will work with you during your stay in Cuba.

Helen Jouen