Cuba - CORE 240: Cuban Culture and Identity Documentary Film Experience

This course combines language, video production, culture and travel in Cuba. We will meet for one hour per week during the semester and spend 15 nights on the island. This course will allow students to explore the landscape, culture and people of Cuba while learning Spanish and producing a documentary film. Students will live with Cuban families and learn about their history, culture and traditions. We will spend time in La Habana, Cienfuegos, Viñales, Trinidad and Santa Clara taking Spanish classes and going on excursions such as a tour of Havana in beautifully restored American automobiles from the 1950s. In addition, we will take salsa lessons and visit sites such as a rum factory, cigar caves, farms and the Che Guevara Mausoleum. Knowledge of Spanish is not necessary in order to take this class.

 Next Offering: Spring 2023. Cost: $3500 (estimated). 

Professors: Dr. Mark Finney & Prof. Mary Boltwood

Included: Airfare, Accommodations, Some Meals, Entrance Fees, Excursions, Ground Transportation, Medical Insurance

Not included: Passport, Some Meals, Spending Money

Meets Core Curriculum requirements: Global Citizenship

Enroll in this course:

CORE 240: Cuban Culture and Identity Documentary Film Experience (2 credit hours)

Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor

Application Deadline: November 1, 2022


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Havana, Cuba