Chadron State College maintains authorization with the United States Treasury Department to conduct educational trips to Cuba. This study abroad educational experience is offered every other Fall Semester. The next course and trip is planned for the Fall Semester of 2018, and the trip will take place January of 2019. The classroom portion of the course studies the history, politics, culture and people of Cuba. The course meets throughout the semester, with travel to Cuba occurring directly after semester end. The course integrates the classroom material with the specific educational on-ground experience in Cuba.
2017 Group of students and Chadron community members stopping for a photo at a tiled neighborhood
Check out the Program Itinerary from 2017 to get an idea of the experiences you will have in Cuba.
Cuba is a Spanish-speaking, Socialist country with a dramatically different economic and political culture than the United States and, due to historic tensions between the two nations, travel to Cuba for U.S. citizens has been limited. This study abroad course, thus, provides students with a first-hand understanding of a place that, although 90 miles from Florida, is mostly known through a lingering Cold War prism. Our course integrates an in-depth classroom study of Cuba with an educational study-abroad experience. Also, our trip facilitator and in-country guide has a deep knowledge of Cuba and provides an educational experience that allows connection with real Cuban society and people. This course, as mandated by statute, is not a typical tourist trip, but, instead, is an illuminating educational experience.
The course is variable credit (one to six hours) and can fulfill a number of different degree requirements. The course is offered both in a face to face and on-line environment.