Study Abroad

Sarah Lawrence in Cuba*

Havana, Cuba

Sarah Lawrence in Cuba*

* Students must meet with one of the advisers in the Study Abroad Office before applying to a program in Cuba.

With U.S. regulations now relaxed, non-Sarah Lawrence students are able to apply for this program under the Sarah Lawrence College educational license to study in Cuba. 

Students take four courses: Spanish, two electives and a core seminar course. The core course is offered through Centro de Estudios Demográficos (CEDEM), a unique research center at the University of Havana. The course explores Cuban society through the lenses of gender, health, education and sustainable development.  One of the two elective courses can be at the University of Havana.

Language(s) of instruction available: Spanish
Language pre-requisites:

At least four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent.

If you need a language assessment/recommendation form as part of the application, contact the Spanish Department.
Academic specialties: Anthropology, Art and the History of Art, Black Studies, English, Environmental Studies, Film and Media Studies, Fine Arts, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sociology, Spanish, Theater and Dance, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences
Amherst approved: Yes
Student evaluations:
Housing: Homestay, Apartment with international students

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 2-7pm
Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

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