Cuba Semester Abroad

Burlington College signed an agreement with University of Havana to offer a Cuba Abroad Study for each Spring Semester. From 2007 until present, the College provided dozens of students with the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Havana, Cuba.

Living and studying in Cuba will sharpen the abilities of students to think critically and to imagine creatively. Cuba is a society that has gone its own way against enormous odds and has developed a society unlike any other. For the United States student, the island offers the singular opportunity to question, debate and discuss, to get beneath the surface of the issues and to evaluate independently the art, culture, history and politics of this unknown but compelling world, 90 miles from our shores.

A fascinating destination in the Caribbean, Cuba has been isolated from its northern neighbors in the United States since 1959. In turn, we have been isolated from the Cuban people. In an effort to open up the lines of communication, Burlington College employed a general license to establish educational programs in Cuba. In 2007, the College entered into a cooperative agreement with the University of Havana to enroll up to fifteen students for a semester of full-time study at the University’s main campus in Havana. The program began successfully in the spring of 2008 and the College is now accepting applications for Spring 2015.

Cuba Semester Abroad Costs
Tuition for 16 credits $11,430
Fees $5,825
Airfare $1,000
Total = $18,255

Financial Aid
Financial Aid is available to eligible applicants. Please contact the Office of Admissions at or the Financial Aid office at to learn more.

Application Deadline: October 15

Download the Cuba Semester Abroad Application.