Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Deadline Extended for Winter Study Abroad Program to Cuba

Education Abroad's new Winter 2017 program to Cuba is looking for additional applicants!  The deadline to apply has been extended through Friday, November 4, 2016!  The program is open to all undergraduate students and there is no Spanish language requirement to apply.  Below is a short description of the course:

Critical Cultures in Contemporary Cuba. An Introduction to the Cuban Revolution
This program will introduce students to the study of the aesthetic and discursive manifestations of contemporary Cuba and to what extent the Cuban Revolution (1959) is still an institutional and political reality in the Island. Can a critical discourse still perform and intervene in contemporary Cuba? The program will begin by providing students with a general background on the history of the country, literature and the arts, and a theoretical toolbox to empower their critical discourse. In Cuba, field visits in Havana, Pinar del Río, Matanzas, etc. will expose students to both nature and culture. The students will have the opportunity to visit institutions of culture and meet with writers, artists and filmmakers. The program will also include evening cultural activities and recreational visits to area beach resorts where we can explore the impact of tourism on contemporary Cuban culture.

Link to program brochure and application: http://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/education-abroad/program/11432.
Contact for Questions:  Jennifer Precht (jprecht@umd.edu)