Arcadia: Havana - University of Havana

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This is your chance to explore the unique way of life in Cuba and the vibrant city of Havana, with its eclectic mix of Latin, European and American cultures. Your studies will involve a deep immersion into student life in Cuba, studying in Spanish... read more

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Living in Cuba is hard, but it is so worth it. I gained so many new experiences, perspectives, and ideas from this program. - Arcadia University View Entire Review
A deeper understanding of social-economical systems. Good/life-long friends. Confidence. Surprisingly, my Spanish did not improve as much as I hoped. - Temple University View Entire Review
I learned how to drink rum directly from the bottle, I learned how to reject prostitutes, I learned that I cannot speak spanish, I learned that cuba does not offer much vegetarian food. I didn't really learn anything else. It was not worthwhile - Macalester College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the Cuban culture and impacts of U.S. imperialism. - Tufts University View Entire Review


This is your chance to explore the unique way of life in Cuba and the vibrant city of Havana, with its eclectic mix of Latin, European and American cultures. Your studies will involve a deep immersion into student life in Cuba, studying in Spanish and with other Cuban students at our academic partner, the prestigious University of Havana. Our Resident Director in Havana will be on-hand to help you every step of the way and you will live and study in the vibrant Vedado neighborhood of central Havana close to the university, cafes, music venues and local student hangouts.

As the largest university in Cuba and one of the most renowned universities in the Caribbean and Central America, the University of Havana offers a unique and exciting learning experience. Direct-enrollment courses are available in a variety of departments at University of Havana. Particular areas of academic strength are: politics, Afro-Caribbean studies, music, literature, philosophy, sociology, history, biology and international relations.


Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:

  • City tour of Havana

  • Colonial Towns of Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, and Cienfuegos

  • Santiago de Cuba

  • Bay of Pigs

  • and more...

Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:

  • Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad

  • Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!

  • Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.

  • Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide

  • Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Area, Ethnic and Group Studies
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Dance
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Economics
  • English Language and Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • International Relations
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government
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Arcadia Scholarships

The College of Global Studies at Arcadia has one of the most extensive scholarship programs of any study abroad organization. As a non-profit university, Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participation in an Arcadia program and staying home. Eligibility for our scholarships is based on financial need and approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award.


Applications are received on a rolling basis.

Only students who have been accepted to a program from The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University will be considered for an award.


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