The CASA-Cuba program provides students with a unique opportunity to have direct access to Cuba’s leading institution of higher learning, the University of Havana, and to Casa de Las Américas, the Cuba’s premier research institution on Caribbean and Latin American studies, Cuban culture and the arts. CASA-Cuba, the University of Havana and Casa de Las Américas have worked together to develop a program of study that challenges students to achieve a critical understanding of the key issues facing Cuba today and enable participants to interact with some of the country´s leading academic experts in the social sciences, arts, and the humanities. The program, which provides students with a unique opportunity for full immersion into Cuban culture and the Spanish language while receiving credit toward their home school degree, is available to students from all academic disciplines who have had a minimum of six semesters of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent). Students can take courses designed specifically for CASA students, along with other direct-enrollment courses taken with local university students at the University of Havana.
Students will immerse themselves in Cuba, taking credit-bearing classes in Spanish from recognized experts on key issues facing the country and interacting with peers who share their intellectual curiosity about Cuba´s past, present, and future. CASA-Cuba offers a non-credit bearing Spanish language course to practice and improve one's Spanish, as well as individual language tutorials to meet students´ specific needs.