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Lexia Havana: Area Studies and Culture
Havana, Cuba (Outgoing Program)
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Based at the University of Havana, the Lexia program introduces students to the language, history, politics, economics, arts, and culture of Cuba, placing this fascinating country into the broader regional focus of Latin America and the Caribbean. Coursework, language training, excursions, and independent projects help students to understand the local culture and confront the issues facing this nation. The program strongly supports interaction and dialogue between Lexia participants and Cuban faculty. To this end, local faculty are involved with the program from the very beginning, giving the participants immediate and direct access to the culture. Intensive language training at the beginning is provided, thereby helping students develop the skills and confidence to live and study in Cuba. Prior knowledge of Spanish is strongly recommended, and students will have the option to take courses taught fully in Spanish. Social and academic encounters with Cubans in addition to organized field trips contribute to a greater understanding of Cuba during this ongoing period of economic, political and social transition in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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