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Student Announcements

Oct 8 2012
Organization: Modern Languages & Literatures
Contact: Amy Orf (aorf@nmu.edu)

Informational meetings for Faculty-Led Study Abroad in Cuba

Announcing a new Faculty-Led Study Abroad program for Winter 2013!

Have you always wanted to go to Cuba, but strict U.S. travel restrictions got in the way? Now you can legally travel/study abroad in Cuba thanks to changes in U.S. regulations regarding educational travel in Cuba and NMU’s agreement with the Universidad de Matanzas – Camilo Cienfuegos in Matanzas, Cuba (approximately 50 miles east of Havana).

This Faculty-Led Study Abroad program involves a 4-credit course, taught in English, called "Discovering Cuba." We will read and discuss Clifford L. Staten’s, The History of Cuba.
Students who have already received credit for SN300 at NMU and who complete all of their written assignments in Spanish may receive credit for SN495. All others will complete assignments in English and receive credit for IP295. The course grade will be determined as follows:

Attendance/Participation 20%
Homework from textbook 20%
Movie Reviews 20%
Daily journals during trip 20%
Final essay 20%

We will have a number of course meetings during Winter 2013 semester (approximately 8), culminating in an 11-day trip to Havana and Matanzas, Cuba in May 2013 (approximate dates May 8-19). During our time in Cuba, we will have several guest lectures at the Universidad de Matanzas and take numerous excursions to museums and other sites of cultural and historical interest, including:

In Havana: Plaza de la Revolución, Museo de la Revolución, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, El Capitolio, Museo de la Ciudad, Plaza de Armas, El Morro and La Cabaña Fortresses, Callejón de Hamel, salsa class

In and around Matanzas: Museo Histórico Provincial, Museo Farmaceútico, Ediciones Vigía, Iglesia de Monserrate, Cabaret show, Varadero beach

The anticipated program cost will be $2500-$2800. This program fee includes the following:

Medical insurance
Flight to Cuba (from Marquette)
Group transportation within Cuba
Lodging
Some meals
Excursions/cultural visits

Interest meetings will be held in the Language Lab (203 Jamrich) on the following dates:

Thursday, September 20, 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 2, 5:00pm
Monday, October 8, 5:30pm

If you are interested in this Faculty-Led Study Abroad program in Cuba, please contact:

Amy Orf, 227-1876, aorf@nmu.edu
Susan Morgan, 227-2530, smorgan@nmu.edu