SAVANNAH — Armstrong State University will offer a study abroad program in Havana, Cuba, July 9-29. Students will learn about the history, culture and contemporary issues affecting the communist island nation post-Fidel Castro. The program is open to all Armstrong students, as well as University System of Georgia transient students, and offers a roster of semester credits.
"Students will be exposed to an array of cultural activities and study excursions designed to encourage direct interact with the Cuban people," Armstrong Associate Professor of Sociology Ned Rinalducci, Ph.D., said. He will act as the director in residence for the program. "Cuba is on the verge of dramatic change and this frozen-in-time nation, just starting to open up, is a compelling place to study."
Classes will be held at the Instituto de Filosofía de Cuba, a higher-education facility that is affiliated with The Academy of Sciences of Cuba, an official institution of the state. Located in Havana’s residential neighborhood Vedado, which was founded in 1859 and is notable for its strong Spanish, Moorish and French architectural influences.
Armstrong’s Office of International Education helps promote, coordinate and administer study abroad and exchange programs that are developed by faculty and offered by the University System of Georgia.
For information, contact Rinalducci at Ned.Rinalducci@armstrong.edu or 912-344-2968.