UMAIE Course Number: T4652
SAU Course Equivalency: +IS 210, Topics in International Studies (4 credits)
Instructors: Dr. Cory Conover, Department of History, and Dr. Stephen Minister, Department of Philosophy, Augustana College, South Dakota
Prerequisites: None. The ability to speak Spanish is beneficial, but not required.
Tentative Dates: January 4 -24, 2016. SAU Spring semester begins January 20.
Location: Cuba (Havana, Playes Esta, Viñales), Miami, Florida
Few places capture the imagination more than Cuba. Images of an idyllic tropical island of vintage cars and a bearded Fidel Castro giving fiery anti-Yanqui speeches have fascinated and perplexed Americans for decades.
In this course, you will see for yourself the reality – and perhaps the surreality – of Cuban life under the socialist revolution. We will spend one week of online classes preparing for our stay on the island. Our two weeks in Cuba will be split between Havana, the beach, and the beautiful tobacco-growing region. You will see the triumphs and contradictions of socialist Cuba as well as the music, dance, and street life that have made Cuba famous.
Exploring Cuba is made easier by its extremely low crime rate and few restrictions on travelers. Our trip concludes with a stay in Miami to visit Little Havana and talk to Cuban-Americans about their dreams of Cuba after Castro.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2015
Step 1: Complete the online application.
Step 2: Fill out a Liability Form. Upload the form into your online application or submit it to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).
Step 3: Choose an airport and fill out a Deviation Form (pdf).
Step 4: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 5: If your application is approved, follow the next steps for accepted students.