A Rich in Cultural, Immersive Cuban Program!! Past Review

By (University of New Hampshire) - abroad from 01/07/2020 to 01/17/2020 with

Abroadia: Havana - Cuban Culture Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I learned so much about a country that is so close yet so mystical. I feel like just being there and learning from locals and seeing it for myself is the most worthwhile. The trip had opportunities to really expand my understanding of global relations as well as history and the arts. I really enjoyed my time in Cuba!

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Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Overall, this program was such a wonderful experience. I felt like I learned so much about the mysterious country of Cuba and was really challenged to grow. The abrodia staff had so much knowledge to provide.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I loved my host family and they really enriched my experience.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

So much, I think living with my host family helped the most. But also our trip leader Jorge who is local who really helped to guide us to a real Cuban experience.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? ~$250 is average to bring


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Intermediate
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Intermediate
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? College Intermediate Spanish
How many hours per day did you use the language?
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? Download Duolingo and practice!!

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Host Family
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
  • Host Family
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • - The Art Museum
  • - The Dance Performances
  • - My Host Family
* What could be improved?
  • - More demonstrations from locals! I enjoyed the pottery and dance class!
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew about the history of the country!!