Cuban Literature & Culture
Explore Cuban history, literature, art, and architecture of our Caribbean neighbor.
Anticipated Learning Outcomes:
The course is divided into specific daily concerns, each focusing upon assigned reading and particular field trips.
The Program Leaders may determine other eligibility requirements, but at a minimum, all applicants need to meet these requirements:
- 3.2 cumulative GPA or good standing in the Honors College
- Permission of instructor
- Current WKU student eligible to register for WKU courses
- 18 years of age or older at time of departure (Parental/legal guardian expressed consent required for those under 18 at time of departure)
- Eligible to obtain a visa for FLSA destination(s) and through all transit points (if needed) as determined by US DOS and host country
- Possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after FLSA return date
- No current disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs
- Full payment (or signed payment agreement) prior to departure
- Completion of all pre-departure orientation
- Traveling to Cuba requires special attention by all participants.
- The outbound flight goes through Cancun to reach Havana, so it will be a long travel day.
- The return connects through Cancun, where the group will stay overnight prior to final flight back to Nashville.
- If you don't have a passport, get one immediately.
- A group of American Travelers will also join the program.
- Independent travel (separate from the group) will be closely monitored.
- The course includes a group flight that originates and returns to Nashville. Deviations from group flight are not allowed.
- Includes 3-credit hour tuition ($1,062 estimated value), round-trip airfare, accommodations, many meals in Cuba, all group excursions, and medical insurance.
- Not included in program fee: transportation from home to Nashville airport /return from Nashville to your home, gratuities, and personal spending money. The gratuities will be discussed in the pre-depature sessions.
- Final program fee subject to change due to travel arrangements.
|October 15||Priority application and $250 deposit|
|October 26||Worldtopper scholarship (online)|
|November 15||Final program fee to be posted to TOPNET account|
|November TBD||Pre-departure orientation|
|December TBD||Pre-departure gathering|
|January 4, 2013||Meet at Nashville airport and depart for Cancun|
|January 5||Arrive Havana|
|January 16||Depart Havana for Cancun|
|January 17||Return to Nashville|
|January 31||Post-program assessment deadline (online)|
* Timeline subject to change
- WKU Worldtopper Scholarship (apply via the Topnet Application form)
- Honors travel grant (Honors student only)
- Honors Development Grant - all Honors students in this program MUST apply for this grant.
- Student Government Association scholarships
- Check with your major department for additional available scholarships
- Study Abroad courses are not eligible for employee tuition waiver
- Other funding options
You may contact Student Financial Assistance to determine your funding options if needed. You will need to provide the course number, name, your name and WKU ID (800#), and the Study Away course fee as stated above, in the email you send to financial aid.
- HON 300 - Colloquium
- Honors ENGLISH 399
* Select one course for 3-credit hours.
- Prof. Walker Rutledge
- Jerry Barnaby
Study Away Director
- Havana, Trinidad & Santa Clara, Cuba
- Winter 2013
- $3,199 (estimate)
- Right now! Start Application.