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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Goucher applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 11/05/2018 11/21/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty Led ICA GPA minimum: 2.0
Class Standing: 2.Sophomore, 3.Junior, 4.Senior Pre-Course: Yes
Program Description:

Type of Program: Intensive Course Abroad
City: Havana, Cuba
When Offered: 05/13/17 - 06/01/17

Faculty Leaders:  Jeanie Murphy ( and David Grossman (

This interdisciplinary course will allow students to gain a better understanding of Cuba’s history, culture, politics and economics as well as the changing business environment, as a country in transition from a firmly state-controlled market to a more open system.  A seven-week pre-course at Goucher during the spring semester will introduce students to the economic structures and business models now in place in Cuba in addition to the history of the revolution in that country. This will be followed by a three-week intensive course in Cuba in May during which time students will visit Cuban businesses, large and small, will meet with local businessmen and women and will take part in various cultural excursions and activities.

Download this ICA program flyer and estimated program cost here: 2017 ICA Cuba Flyer.docx
Download the information session flyer for this program here: 2017 ICA Cuba-Info Session Flyer.pdf

Eligibility, Prerequisites, and Academic Credit:

Applicants should have sophomore standing and be in good academic standing (above a 2.0 GPA).  Additionally, students should have taken at least BUS 231 and/or LAM 105 or LAM 268. Applicants must speak with Professors Jeanie Murphy and David Grossman before submitting an application.  

Application and Study Abroad Deposit Deadlines

November 7, 2016: $50 non-refundable application fee and online application due 
November 30, 2016: $500 non-refundable deposit due
February 17, 2017: Final payment due?

Financial Aid

Loans are also available to eligible students through the Financial Aid Office in SAS. Students who qualify for the study abroad voucher are able to apply the voucher to the cost of this program. Students entering Goucher beginning in Fall 2014 may apply for a Goucher Global Grant in lieu of the study abroad voucher.

Passport and Visa Information

Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs. Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program. Please apply for a passport as soon as possible at: