Host Institution(s)
Contact Information
Vicki McDonald, M.A.
Coordinator of Study Abroad
700 Terrace Heights #51, Winona, MN 55987
phone: 507-457-6996
fax: 507-457-6917
email: studyabroad@smumn.edu
Havana, Cuba
Havana, Cuba
Havana, Cuba


Fall semester
Spring semester

Website of Host Institution:
Saint Mary's University - Havana, Cuba

Program/University Overview: 
Spanish Studies Abroad offers you a unique opportunity to study on-site in Cuba, one of America's nearest and most significant neighbors. You will take classes at the Universidad de la Habana, Cuba's principal and earliest institution of higher education. Our programs also include participation in an array of cultural activities and study trips designed to encourage direct interaction with the Cuban people.

Experience the blend of African, European, and American cultures that form Havana and Cuba.  The city of La Habana, founded in 1514, and named after a local aboriginal chief, is Cuba’s cosmopolitan capital. Havana was once one of the most prosperous ports, and the third most populous city in the Americas. A beautiful city, with idyllic landscapes, captivating bays, and a rich, diverse culture, Havana is the site for an ideal learning experience.

Website of Program/University:
Spanish Studies - Havana, Cuba

Admission Requirements:
Enrollment in the Spanish Studies semester program at the Universidad de La Habana requires: 

  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of 1 to 2 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent depending on program
  • Class standing junior or senior during program
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework required 
  • 13 - 16 credits per semester

Program Options: 
Spanish Studies Program

Integrated Studies

While in Havana, participants in our program will reside at Casa Vera, a small, friendly casa particular within a 20-minute walk of the Universidad de La Habana.

Housing through Spanish Studies ends on the program end date. (Academic Year students please note: housing is not included between semesters. Contact Spanish Studies for details.)

Contact your Study Abroad Office

Scholarship and Funding Information

Program Dates:
Visit Spanish Studies online 

Application Deadlines:
Contact your Study Abroad Office 

Application Details:
Apply online to Spanish Studies and complete the Lasallian Consortium application.