UMW in Cuba
Service & Leadership Abroad
|Spend two weeks engaging with local communities and discovering the rich culture of Cuba alongside the Center for Honor, Leadership and Service’s Dr. Golda Eldridge and Christina Eggenberger. A mere 90 miles off the southeastern shore of the United States, this country of 11 million people has, until recently, been a “forbidden” destination for Americans. But thanks to new rules as of January 2015, Americans may take part in activities that support the Cuban people, engage in humanitarian projects, and participate in People-to-People programs. Be a part of the movement committed to improving America’s relationship with the Cuban people and helping their children thrive. Ordinary people can build bridges of love and understanding through which governments can walk.
During their time in rural Ciego de Ávila, students will have double occupancy lodging in clean, comfortable dormitories. While in Havana, students will stay in casas particulares, homestays offering an authentic insight into a Cuban life. These rooms are double or triple occupancy and have private baths, hot water showers, and standard 110 outlets.
Students will receive 4 course credits for IDIS 350T, International Perspectives on Civic Engagement. This Spring 2017 course will meet throughout the semester in preparation for the program. Permission of Instructor will be granted upon receipt of each student’s deposit. Students must be enrolled prior to the end of the add/drop period for the Spring 2017 semester.
This course satisfies the Experiential Learning OR Global Inquiry general education requirement by contract with the faculty director only.
Requirements & Prerequisites
Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in order to participate. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major or year of study.
Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).
See the program fees and payment due dates in the right column. Use the Make a Payment button below to pay your deposit and regular program payment. Use the Special Payment option to pay a special amount (such as additional insurance or payment in a different amount as a result of a scholarship award).
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