Please be reminded that you may need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program:
- Brown application deadline: October 1, 2018
- Princeton application deadline: October 26, 2018
The program begins with a one-week on-site orientation that introduces students to the city of Havana, as seen through pre-and post revolution lenses. Students will immerse themselves in Cuba, taking in credit-bearing lectures from recognized experts in Spanish on key issues facing the country and interacting with peers who share your intellectual curiosity about Cuba’s past, present and future. Courses are complemented with special seminars and guest lectures by respected experts from other key research centers. In addition, interested students are encouraged to carry out focused research projects that will engage them with recognized Cuban experts in given disciplines and connect them with local archives, museums, and key cultural organizations. Students enroll in up to four courses taught in Spanish and are recommended to take a combination of courses offered through Casa de Las Américas and direct-enrollment courses (up to two) through the University of Havana.
More details about the Brown/CASA program in Cuba can be found on the CASA website.
Academic Calendar:Fall Semester - Late August to mid-December
Spring Semester - Late January to mid-May
Students share living accommodations in various residences. All residences are safe, clean, and secure, located in the Vedado district, within walking distance to Casa de Las Americas and the University of Havana. Students share ample rooms that are air-conditioned, with modern toilets and showers, and are provided with breakfast and dinner each day. Washing machines are available, and safe drinking water is provided.
Application ProcessStudents interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
- Apply directly to the program. Visit the program website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines.
- Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines.