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  • Locations: Matanza, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/20/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Disciplines offered: College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate, Master of Arts International Relations (MAIR), Political Science and International Relations (POLS) Graduate Courses Offered: Yes
Class Standing: MAIR Students Only Program Advisor: Kira Espiritu -
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes
Program Description:
Malecon Havana

CUBA: Havana, Matanzas

Dr. Emily Edmonds-Poli

November 17 - 25, 2017

NOTE: This course is strictly for Masters in International Relations students. Please see Dr. Emily Edmonds-Poli for more information regarding the course and to obtain participation approval.


The Republic of Cuba occupies the largest island of the West Indies. It is situated west of the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) and is 90 miles south of Key West, Florida. The island is mountainous in the southeast and south-central areas (Sierra Maestra) and flat or rolling elsewhere. Cuba's capital and largest city is La Habana with an estimated population of more than two million. Cuban society today is a mixture of Spanish, Taino, and African peoples and cultures.


Course: POLS 594 - US-Cuban Relations
Professor: Dr. Emily Edmonds-Poli

This graduate study trip will examine concepts and theories of development and assesses their utility in understanding political, economic and social change, with special emphasis on Cuba and Latin America.

Mandatory On-Campus Class Meeting Dates:
Session #1 - October 30, 4:00pm - 5:20pm 
Session #2 - November 6, 4:00pm - 5:20pm
Session #3 - November 13, 4:00pm - 5:20pm

Mandatory Post-Trip Meeting Date:
Session #1 - December 7, 4:00pm - 6:00pm


For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link for Fall. Please note the MAIR Cuba 2017 Refund Policy for this course is restrictive.


Program participants will be housed in "casa particulares" (private homes - similar to an AirBnB set up). The rooms will be double occupancy with two students per room within each house. Daily breakfast is included in the home.

To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)