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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: UMass Amherst applicants only
  • Program Costs: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/04/2019 ** Varies 02/09/2020 05/02/2020

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.
Program Description:
Applications for Spring 2020 now open.
Open to all majors!

 
Note: Due to potential ongoing changes to the nature of travel to and from Cuba, all information found here should be considered tentative. UMass Amherst Education Abroad is currently dedicated to running this program in the Spring 2020 term. 
In the event that it is not possible for the program to travel to Cuba, a backup option will be provided. Please see this page for any future updates.
 
Apply now to study Public Health in Havana, Cuba for the Spring 2020 Semester with UMass Amherst professors. Earn a full semester's worth of UMass Amherst credits, stay in refurbished residencias in the Vedado neighborhood, learn Spanish, and use your UMass financial aid all for around the cost of a semester at UMass for in-state students (final budget under review). Priority will go to Public Health majors (juniors and seniors) but now open to all majors!

All students will take 4 upper-division (300 or 400 level) Public Health courses taught by UMass Amherst professors: 

Laura Vandenberg - Course TBD
Elizabeth Bertone Johnson - Course TBD
Gloria DiFulvio - Community Development (Public Health 302)
Alexander Suvorov - Food Toxicology (Public Health 390AS)

PLUS, all students will have the opportunity to take an Introductory Medical Spanish course taught by Cuban faculty.