Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2018

August 25 Arrival of student cohort in Miami, FL for introductory session
August 26 Group pre-departure orientation in Miami
August 27 Group departs Miami for Havana. Group travel arrangements are prepared by CASA
August 27-31 Onsite orientation conducted by CASA-Cuba and Casa de las Americas
September 3 CASA and University of Havana classes begin
September 22-23 Weekend Retreat
November 3-4 Student research trips (tentative)
December 10-14 Finals week - CASA and University of Havana final papers due
December 15 End of fall semester program; group return from Havana to Miami; students are responsible for their own flights onward from Miami

Spring Semester 2019

January 26 Arrival of student cohort in Miami, FL for introductory session. Students are responsible for making their own flight reservations to Miami; they must arrive at the hotel by 3:00 p.m.
January 27 Group pre-departure orientation in Miami
January 28 Group departs Miami for Havana. Group travel arrangements are made by CASA
January 29-February 1 Onsite orientation conducted by CASA-Cuba and Casa de las Americas
February 4 CASA and University of Havana classes begin
February 16-17 Weekend Retreat
March 22-24 Student Research Trips
April 13-20 Semana de la Victoria recess; Week-long group trip
May 11 Program officially ends; students depart as a group from Havana to Miami. Students are responsible for making their own flight reservations from Miami to their homes