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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 10/15/2022 10/15/2022 TBA TBA
Fall 2023 03/15/2023 03/15/2023 TBA TBA
Program Description:
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Host University
Universidad de La Habana
Application Deadline
Spring: October 15
Fall: April 1

Universidad de La Habana (UH) is Cuba's oldest and most prestigious university. UH offers study in 15 faculties, and its academic excellence attracts students from throughout Latin America and around the world. Located next to the heart of Havana's historic district, UH offers a unique study abroad opportunity for the adventurous and flexible student.

What the Universidad de La Habana has to offer

    Students direct enroll in classes at the prestigious Universidad de La Habana
    Electives integrated with Cuban students available in a wide variety of disciplines
    A core course developed exclusively for IFSA-Butler students focuses on Cuban culture and patrimony
    IFSA-Butler's full time resident director provides on-site support and assistance
    Early application is recommended, as enrollment is limited


    Students take four or five courses taught in Spanish
    An advanced Spanish course (highly recommended) is also available
    Academic advising and tutoring available throughout the semester at no additional cost
IFSA-Butler Services

    Full academic advising and course selection/approval assistance
    Butler University transcript for easy credit transfer
    Academic records maintenance
    Grade and credit query assistance

Housing for this program is guaranteed in a home-style atmosphere. Most rooms are doubles, with some triples also available. Rooms have air conditioning, a shared bathroom and access to a refrigerator. Housing is within a 10- to 30-minute walk of the university.


Predeparture support services

    Personalized advising with your IFSA-Butler program advisor
    Welcome packet, Preparing to Study Abroad guide, Financing Study Abroad guide, and newsletter updates
    Parental support including Preparing to Study Abroad guide and Financing Study Abroad guide
    Assistance in accommodating students with disabilities
    Financial aid assistance and transfers
    Travel and student visa assistance
    Group flight arrangements to most destinations

On-site services

    Airport pickup for group flights
    Full-time IFSA-Butler staff abroad for assistance and support
    4- to 10-day orientation programs (including transportation, accommodation, activities, student handbook and welcome materials, and most meals)
    Transportation to host university accommodation following orientation
    New student orientation at host university
    Newsletter updates throughout the semester
    IFSA-Butler welcome meal

Excursions and activities

    Mid-semester weekend excursions and adventure trips
    Cultural activities and social events
    Day trips and sightseeing tours

Health services and emergency assistance

    Full medical insurance plan for all students
    24-hour emergency assistance and support from on-site IFSA-Butler staff
    Access to local medical facilities


    Scholarships available

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000. Click here ( for more information about our scholarship opportunities.

    Monthly payment plan available   
    Ability to pay by credit card   
    Support for U.S. university direct billing arrangements
What's next?
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