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*WKU Faculty Led: Cuban Literature & Culture
Havana, Cuba (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter
Restrictions: WKU applicants only
Program Cost: Winter
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2015 11/01/2014 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Length:
Short Term
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Housing Options:
Hotel
Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite:
No
Language Courses Offered:
No
Number of Credits:
3
Credit Type:
WKU Credit
Class Eligibility:
1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Field of Study:
ENGLISH
Minimum GPA:
Good Academic Standing with WKU
Program:
WKU Faculty Led
Insurance:
WKU Insurance
Faculty Leader:
Rutledge, Walker
Program Description:
COURSES
Honors 300 – Colloquium - Cuban Literature & Culture
English 399 – Honors - Cuban Literature & Culture

ACCOMMODATIONS

In Havana, double occupancy (single room supplement of $396) lodging at the Park View in Old Havana.  The Park View is a European-style hotel in short walking distance to many of the course-related sites.  Breakfast included.  Rooms include private bathroom and a lockbox for valuables. 
The group will overnight in Miami before flying to Havana on a charter flight.  The group will return to Miami for connections back home.

CUBAN LITERATURE & CULTURE

This two-week, three-credit-hour experience immerses the group in Old Havana.  Students and faculty will explore and discuss the history, literature, art, and architecture of our Caribbean neighbor.  Cojimar, CubaThe courses will be divided thematically for each day.  The assigned readings, presentations, and field trips enable learners to view Cuba from many different perspectives.

The group will remain based in Havana and study in locations in the region, traveling by air-conditioned bus.  An English-Spanish speaking guide will take care of local arrangements and provide insight in the daily lives of the people we meet. 

Course activities will take place in several location in Havana, Finca Vigia (Hemmingway’s home), Valle de Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Las Terrazas, Santa Clara, and Varadero.  The program group meals included some of Havana’s most famous restaurants.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Undergraduate students: 3.2 cumulative GPA or good standing in the Honors College.
  • Permission of instructor.
  • Current WKU student eligible to register for WKU courses. Students from outside WKU may participate as visiting students.
  • 18 years of age or older at time of departure (parent/guardian permission for anyone under 18 at time of departure).
  • Possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date.
  • No current disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs.
  • Full payment prior to departure.
  • Completion of all pre-departure orientations.
  • Completing the Study Abroad & Global Learning application process prior to being registered in this course.  We suggest you start this application process immediately and respond to all emails promptly
Funding Options
WKU Worldtopper Scholarship
Honors travel grant (Honors student only)
Student Government Association scholarships
Check with your major department for additional available scholarships

Study Abroad courses are not eligible for employee tuition waiver

You may contact Student Financial Assistance to determine your funding options if needed.  You will need to provide the course number, name, your name and WKU ID (800#), and the program fee as stated on the budget sheet, in the email you send to financial aid.


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