Study Abroad: Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy (Cuba, Russia)

Deadline: March 1, 2020

2020 Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy program

Throughout the course of this unique opportunity to visit both Cuba and Russia, students will explore economy, history, culture, political structure, and foreign policy – and meet with locals to get a better understanding of life today. These two countries provide excellent case studies in which to study cultural diplomacy, and students will learn to identify these actions (as opposed to advertising or propaganda), consider historical and current strategies, and observe the impact. For students of Russian/Soviet studies, Cuba will provide an intriguing setting in which to observe Soviet influence as a counterpoint to US influence on a third country.  

Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy

Dates: June 6 – July 19, 2020 (+ optional 3-week extension)

Application deadline: March 1, 2020

Cost: $5,895 ($7,495 with extension)

Credit: 6-9 credits

In addition to lectures and meetings with experts, this program is very much experiential with extensive field trips, cultural programming, and opportunities to spend time with locals. Those extending for three additional weeks in St. Petersburg will join our intensive Russian language program starting in the 6th week of the overall program.