Global Affairs

Cuba: Global Perspectives in Higher Education

Examine higher education institutions in Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad through this two-week program. Known for its excellence in education, Cuba has a diverse system of traditional universities, specialized institutes such as art schools, and an extensive distance education network that awards bachelor’s degrees and certificates. Through visits to the University of Havana, the University of Cienfuegos, and local community colleges, degree-granting distance education sites, and vocational centers, you will gain a deeper understanding of higher education within a centralized economy and engage in discussions about how Cuba’s educational system compares to the United States’.

Prior to traveling, you’ll attend class meetings at NYU’s Washington Square campus, immersing yourself in a study of Cuban history with a focus on education.


Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad, Cuba

Program Dates:

May 24 - June 6, 2015

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Sunday, December 7, 2014

Round 2: Sunday, February 8, 2015

Round 3: Sunday, March 15, 2015

This program is closed and no longer accepting applications

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Higher Education Administration
  • International Education
  • Student Affairs
  • Education and Social Policy

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


HPSE-GE 2155 Section 099 (Class Number: 7018) Global Perspectives in Higher Education (3 Points) - 

Offered through the Department of Administration, Leadership, and Technology

2015 Draft Syllabus - Coming soon


Frances King Stage, PhD

Professor of Higher Education, Department of Administration, Leadership and Technology, Higher and Postsecondary Education


2015 Graduate Tuition: $1,479 per point plus registration and services fees

NYU students: this course counts toward your Summer 2015 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Summer 2015.

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2015 Housing & Activity Fee (including flight): $2200

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.


You will travel with the group and stay in shared accommodations in the program location.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students must travel, enter, and leave Cuba with the faculty director. Group travel to Cuba and within country will be prearranged and covered by housing/activity fees. 

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and valid visa to enter and exit Cuba for any purpose.  All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful links: US State Department, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide: Cuba

Weather: In June, the average high is 87°F and the average low is 75°F.

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