The Scripps College list of approved SAGE – Study Abroad and Global Education programs may change in response to students' interests and feedback, faculty, and administrative evaluations as well as changing world events. Study abroad is not without risks and students are advised to carefully choose their study site.

The Scripps Committee on Study Abroad (COSA) has approved the following programs in Cuba for our students.


Academic Program

Each student takes four courses: an advanced Spanish class; one core seminar on Cuban society and development; and two electives in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. All classes are taught in Spanish, alongside Cuban students at prestigious higher education institutions.

  • Reviewed by: Faculty: Martha Gonzales; Staff: Neva Barker
  • Fields of study: Fine arts, social sciences, humanities. All courses taught in Spanish. Options include classes at the University of Havana, the Instituto Superior des Artes, Centro de Estudios Demigraficos, Fundacion de Nuevo Cine Latino-Americano
  • Eligibility: GPA of 9.0 or higher. Completion on Spanish 44 prior to departure. Must enroll in a Spanish course in the semester prior to departure.
  • Number of program participants: Students from Sarah Lawrence and other US liberal arts colleges and univerisities.

Living Arrangements

Students stay in a casa particular: a part of a Cuban home available for rent, similar to a homestay. Students share in doubles with other program participants and meals are provided in the casa particular or other arragements.

Term Dates

  • Fall: Mid to late August to late December
  • Spring: January to May
  • Full Term: Semester only program


  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Havana and Los Angeles.