Cuba: An Economic Evolution

Cuba: An Economic Evolution

Immerse yourself in bright, beautiful Cuba while studying this Caribbean country’s changing economic policy.

About the Program

Get a front-row seat to the evolution of Cuba’s economy and society as part of this two-week study abroad course, which focuses on food security, environmental sustainability and the potential transition to a market economy open to global trade.

This course provides you with an opportunity to explore a country in economic transition and to gain a greater understanding of international economics, policy and trade, agriculture and the environment.

Topics covered include:

  • Cuban agriculture
  • Cuban history
  • Cuban economics & policy
  • Cuban health care system & diet
  • Cuban farming polices & practices

Site visits include:

  • Field trips to organic farms
  • The National Botanical Garden of Cuba
  • Agro-markets, bodegas and supermarkets
  • Rice and fruit farms
  • A local health clinic in Havana
  • Coffee and tobacco farms including a tobacco rolling demonstration
  • Museum of the Revolution
  • Fábricade Arte Cubano
  • Antique car tour
  • Chop shop visits

After spending time in Havana, you’ll travel to the rural farming community of La Picadora, where you’ll get hands-on experience interacting with local producers and engaging in community farming activities.

Quick Facts

Maymester 2018

Estimated Program Fee: 
$2,900 + Tuition and Fees + Airfare

AAEC/ADSC 3911 or AAEC 8020

Application Deadline:
January 10, 2018

  • CAES Office of Academic Affairs
  • 102 Conner Hall
  • Athens, Georgia 30602
  • 706-542-1611

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