Summer Language and Culture Program in Havana


Academic Programs International

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Language courses

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Havana

Cuba

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Location

Cuba

Havana

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Language courses


.... LANGUAGE TRACK .. SUMMER 1 (JUNE PROGRAM) Beginning-level students have two options for the summer 1 program. The first option is to take a Spanish language course for 60 hours, and then take 30 hours of Cuban cultural topics (taught in English). The second option for beginning-level students, which is also available for students through the advanced-level, is to take a Spanish language course (at their appropriate level) for 80 hours of intensive language study and 10 hours of cultural topics and activities for a total of 6 semester credits. Finally, advanced and superior-level students may elect to take a course in “Rhetoric and Composition: The Cuban Experience” that consists of 65 hours of intensive language instruction and writing activities, and 10 hours of cultural seminars for a total of 5 semester credits. Minimum enrollment is required for this course to be offered. .. SUMMER 2 (JULY PROGRAM) Beginning through advanced-level students may elect to take a Spanish language course at their appropriate level. This course consists of 60 hours of intensive language study and 15 hours of cultural topics over a three week period for a total of 5 semester credits. Alternatively, students may choose to take only the 60 hours of intensive language study over the same time period for a total of 4 semester credits. .... CINEMA TRACK .. OFFERED BOTH SUMMER 1 (JUNE PROGRAM) and SUMMER 2 (JULY PROGRAM) Intermediate through advanced level students in Summer 1 or Summer 2 may elect to take a course in Cuban cinema taught by the Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (fnCl) in conjunction with the Universidad de la Habana. The Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano (fnCl) is a cultural organization founded with the intention of contributing to the development, dissemination, and conservation of Latin American cinema. In a broader sense, their work aspires to preserve the cultural identity of the Caribbean and Latin America through the medium of film. The fnCl was founded in 1985. Its board includes members from 18 countries and is presided over by Gabriel García Márquez. Its headquarters are located in Havana, Cuba. This cinema course consists of 60 hours of instruction for a total of 4 semester credits during the summer 1 session, and 48 hours of instruction for a total of 3 semester credits during the summer 2 session, and will give students a unique insight into Cuban culture and political thought via the medium of film. Minimum enrollment is required for this track to be offered. TRANSCRIPTS Students receive a transcript from the Universidad de la Habana upon completion of their program. If a student’s home university requires a U.S. school of record, they can elect to receive a transcript from Marist College (a four-year, fully accredited U.S. college in Poughkeepsie, New York) for an additional fee.