On-campus class sessions and preparation activities prior to departure prime students for fourteen days of study in Havana, the capital and commercial center of Cuba, a country in the wake of constant change and maintaining a planned economy. Importantly, as the US and Cuba severed diplomatic ties from 1961 – 2015, throughout the course US-based leaders stand to challenge their fundamental assumptions, frames of reference, and mental models by learning in a social, political, and economic milieu that they have been taught inherently contradicts the "American way of life." Immersion in this complex and unfamiliar context offers the opportunity to disrupt, challenge, and reframe fundamental understandings of a country and people as well as incredible possibilities to grow intercultural competence and leadership capacity.
Dates and Locations
On-Campus Dates: Thursday, January 3: 6pm - 9pm
Saturday, January 5, 9am - 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 9, 6pm - 9pm
Travel Dates: January 11-25, 2019
Travel Locations: Miami (1 night), La Havana, Cuba
Prerequisites: ORLD 6200 or equivalent; 9 grad credits
Course Equivalency: an elective for all concentrations of the MAOL program, cross-cultural leadership course in Ethics and Leadership concentration
|Estimated Program Fee
||Included in Program Fee
|$5,150-$5,450 - INCLUDES 1 credit of tuition
|-Round trip international airfare
-1 night in Miami in double hotel rooms
-Homestay in Cuba
-Breakfast daily (host family)
-9 lunches and 4 dinners
-All course-related transportation and activities
-Laundry 1x/week (host family)
-International Medical/Emergency Insurance
-Trip Cancellation Insurance
-Carbon Footprint Off-Set donation
-DOES NOT INCLUDE CHECKED LUGGAGE -
|$915 (MAOL Rate; other programs will vary)
*Please note that students will receive 3 graduate credits for this program, but will only be charged for 1 credit of tuition. Students will be charged the tuition rate for their program. Non-St. Kate's students will be charged the MAOL program tuition rate published above.
Priority Application Deadline: Priority is given to St. Kate's MAOL students until July 31, 2018. After that, students from other St. Kate's graduate programs may apply as space is available (please see your program director to see how this course would transfer to your program). Non-St. Kate's students may also be accepted after July 31; please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2018
Maximum Spots: 20
|Marisol Chiclana Ayala
Additional Program and Administrative Information
||Please note that the United States Department of State has updated their travel advisories. Click here to see the updated information on the advisory levels for each of the countries this course will visit.
: U.S. citizens ARE required to obtain a visa for travel to the locations of this course. The Global Studies Office will assist with the visa application process, and the fee for the visa is included in the program fee for U.S. citizens. All program participants will ABSOLUTELY need a valid passport by mid-October; the passport must expire NO EARLIER than July 31, 2019. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens should contact the Office of Global Studies to find if they will require a visa for travel.
: Students who complete an application and submit the $500 deposit may withdraw their application at any time up to 100 days before travel and receive a full refund of the program deposit. Additional cancellation information can be found within the application.
: All students will be registered for Global Studies courses by the Office of Global Studies once course costs have been finalized, typically in early December for J-Term courses. Students DO NOT need to register for Global Studies courses during the typical registration period.
: The program fee will be finalized in early December; the Office of Global Studies does everything within their power to ensure that the course cost is within the estimated range. Students will be billed for Global Studies J-Term courses during the first week in January, and bills will be due by the end of January.