Study Abroad: Cuba

Cuban Social Policy

This study abroad course for graduate students in the School of Social Work enables students to carry out first-hand observation of social issues and policy in Cuba, enhance understanding of the ways in which Cuba formulates and implements policies aimed at contemporary social issues, and learn about alternative policies, programs, and services that might be useful in the U.S.

Participants will meet four times during the spring semester, and travel to the historically rich city of Havana, Cuba, for eight days.  Each student will choose a social issue of interest and gather information on the topic throughout the course. After returning from Cuba, each student will write a research paper on the social issue in Cuba, how it is addressed through policies, programs, and organizations, and possible lessons for the U.S.  

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Estimated cost: $2049 (Please note important estimate details)

Application deadline: The 2021 trip is cancelled due to COVID-19. Applications for the 2022 trip will be available in October. 

Course dates: March 5th, 2022 - March 12th, 2022