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Spring Break Program in Havana, Cuba

A street in Cuba, there is a flag to the left and a pink cadillac to the right and people walking.

Founded in 1519, Havana is the largest city in Cuba with a population of two million. It is the political and economic hub of the country, and boasts a vibrant arts scene – from the music for which the island nation is famous to film, dance, and visual arts. Havana’s strategic location in the Caribbean once made Cuba an important colonial possession. The Spanish treasure fleets would overwinter here to prepare for the return journey to Spain. A city wall and a string of fortifications along the coast were built to protect Havana from pirate attacks and by 1774 it was the most fortified city in the Americas. In 1982, Old Havana was named a UNESCO World Heritage site and the restoration process has been recognized internationally for its success in combining historic preservation and investments for international tourism with local community development.

Dates and Destinations

Dates: March 14 - March 21, 2020
Application Deadline: October 31, 2019
Destinations: Havana, Cuba

The Course

Course Code: MSC 399
Course Title: International Mass Communication

This course fulfills many sections for graduation, including credits toward the Media & Strategic Communication major/minor, the Diversity, Cross-Cultural, and Global Perspectives core requirement and core elective.

A trumpet player plays on the streets of Havana.

Cost

The estimated cost per participant of this program is $1,800. This includes the 3 credit course, comprehensive health insurance, cultural excursions, and some meals. It does not include flights.

Contact

For more information please contact Professor Nadine Cosby at ncosby@iona.edu and/or studyabroad@edu.

A GPA minimum of 2.5 is required to participate in this program.
A street in Cuba, the fronts of the buildings are colorful teal blues and orange. There are two classic cars driving.