Application Deadline EXTENDED: December 6, 2013 (applications available in CLO 176)
Earn History credit and complete an ExL requirement, all while experiencing the culture, history, and language that Cuba has to offer! Much of the course work is done during Spring semester, with the class culminating in an amazing travel component to Cuba.
- Program Director: Professor Kathleen Tobin, email@example.com
- Information Sessions:
- Education Abroad Fair: October 17, 11am-2pm, SUL Concourse
- October 24, Time and Location TBA
- November 4, Time and Location TBA
- Download the program brochure: Coming Soon!
- Click here to schedule an education abroad advising appointment with the International Programs Office.
The program takes place in multiple locations within Cuba. Participants depart from Miami and arrive to start their Cuban adventure in Havana and visit UNESCO sites such as Old Havana and the Viñales Valley. The program also includes a stay in Santiago, on the eastern end of the country, allowing students to see more than one part of the culture and country.
While on the program, students participate in several guided tours and excursions as a part of the courses. Students will stay in hotels during the program and meals will be provided.
Students take 3 credits in history and the course is designated as an Experiential Learning course, allowing students to fulfill one of the university ExL requirements. In order to discuss how this program may fit into their plans of studies, students should meet with their academic advisor and the Program Director (Professor Kathleen Tobin). Students do not register for these courses on their own; instead, IPO works with the Office of the Registrar to register students after the study abroad application is complete.
The course offerings are listed below.
- HIST 42400 (Latin American Societies)
Program participants are responsible for paying Purdue Calumet tuition and fees as generated in their student accounts. This program’s tuition and fees will be part of the Spring 2014 costs for attending the university. Many students can use the same Financial Aid that they get during the normal Academic Year. IPO strongly recommends that students talk to the Office of Financial Aid & Student Accounts to find out more about their individual budgets.
Other expenses are a part of the Program Cost as outlined below. Program participants are responsible for making and meeting payments as outlined below.
Program Cost: $3650 (ESTIMATED – finalized in Nov 2013)
- Roundtrip airfare between Miami and Cuba
- Housing and meals
- Excursions as part of the courses, including an stay in Santiago
- In-country flight to/from Santiago
- International health insurance
Additional costs students should budget for include:
- Purdue Calumet tuition & fees for 3 credit hours
- Roundtrip airfare between Chicago and Miami
- Passport/visa costs
- Personal spending money (shopping, extra meals, etc.)
- Unexpected incidents
- $350 deposit – November 22, 2013, or with application
- Students are expected to pay a $350 deposit to the program at time of application. Without this deposit, you will not be admitted to the program. Once you are admitted, that payment goes towards the total program cost.
- $1600 – January 15, 2014 (Estimated amount – will be updated in Nov 2013)
- $1700 – March 3, 2014 (Estimated amount – will be updated in Nov 2013)
**Students may make payments in smaller increments or at earlier dates as long as the amounts and deadlines above are being met.
For an estimated analysis of anticipated costs and information on withdrawal policies, please refer to the program’s Financial Worksheet. (Coming Soon)
For more information on payments and information on the withdraw/refund policy, download the program’s Payment Agreement. (Coming Soon)
Financial Aid & Scholarships
If you receive scholarships, grants, or loans as a Purdue University Calumet student, please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Student Accounts in the Enrollment Services Center, Lawshe 130 to see how much of your current aid package you’ll be able to utilize towards this education abroad program. Participants on this program may be eligible to apply for these national and institutional scholarships (not an exhaustive list):
- IPO Education Abroad Scholarship
For more details concerning these and other scholarships, please see our Financial Aid & Scholarships page (webs.purduecal.edu/intl/ea/financial-aid-scholarships/).