Sarah Lawrence College: Havana - Sarah Lawrence College in Cuba

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  • Location(s): Havana, Cuba
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad

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The Sarah Lawrence program began in the Fall of 2001 with eight students led by Isabel de Sena, a Sarah Lawrence College professor of Spanish and literature. From the beginning, the program’s mission has been to expose American students to a cultu... read more

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February 13, 2017 A Moment For Growth
That every place has its own reality and what is true in one culture can be a lie in another and yet it is always possible to make connections with those that we cannot understand and cannot understand us as long as there is respect in between - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned about Cuban culture in a very meaningful way. I was also able to gain insight on the complicated place that Cuba is, particularly in its relationship to the United States. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
July 23, 2014 It Was Dope
I learned that exploring the world is one of my passions and I want to continue to do it. - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sarah Lawrence College: Havana - Sarah Lawrence College in Cuba
It was certainly worthwhile, in addition to learning a lot about Cuban culture, I learned so much about myself and what it means to be a foreigner in another land. I gained so much confidence and independence, which are both qualities I would say I had before as well, I definitely feel like a different person after coming back (... - Barnard College View Entire Review
February 09, 2014 Cuba Not For The Weak
I gained a much more complex understanding of race and inequality than I did before I left. - Sarah Lawrence College View Entire Review
It was definitely worth it. I gained a different attitude toward life, one that makes learning more enriching. - Reed College View Entire Review
Learned so much about myself and life. Absolutely life changing in a positive way. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile! I learned SO much about myself and Cuba. I really gained a new perspective on US-Cuba relations, what it means to be an "American," and how we fit into the rest of the world. I also had so much thinking time that I was able to learn a lot about myself - Middlebury College View Entire Review
Gained: the ability to look at the world from a perspective different than the U.S. perspective. (invaluable skill), Several amazing friends Learned: A ton of Spanish, how to take a Cuban bus, how to smoke a cigar, how to drink a glass of fine rum, lots of other stuff. - Pomona College View Entire Review
It was an amazing experience in Cuba, however personally I would have preferred not being with other American students. I enjoy being in place alone more than with a giant group. However, Cuba was an amazing place to live in, full of amazing people and experiences, and ultimately gave me a lot of perspective on both Cuban cultur... - Barnard College View Entire Review
I learned more about my personal identity as Cuban American woman and my inherent privileges and disadvantages in the global capitalist society. - Swarthmore College View Entire Review
I learned that I am American, that there is an "Americanness" that I unconsciously exude, and that my material privileges do not always reflect a better quality of life. - Pitzer College View Entire Review
Despite all the flaws, this was absolutely a worthwhile experience that I would do again in a heartbeat. Cuba is an incredible place to grapple with your own assumptions and perspective, realizing how huge and how small the gaps between two "cultures" really are. It's not a glamorous experience, and sometimes I wondered if I wou... - Georgetown University View Entire Review

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The Sarah Lawrence program began in the Fall of 2001 with eight students led by Isabel de Sena, a Sarah Lawrence College professor of Spanish and literature. From the beginning, the program’s mission has been to expose American students to a culturally and politically unique society about which much has been written, but of which far less is widely known.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
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