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Study Abroad in Havana, Cuba

Spring Break 2020: The Image of Cuba: Drawing and Printmaking in Cuba (ART 3050)

Program Description
Live and make art in one of the globes most fascinating cultures. Be immersed in an art community that embraces and integrates the struggles and joy of life with captivating music and stunning visual art. Meet Cuban artists in their studios, walk museums, and galleries that celebrate the dynamic and unique Cuban aesthetic. Pass through the streets of Havana and experience the wonderful thread that connects the past and the present. See first-hand, the milieu of beaches and
county of the island that surrounds the city. Capturing all of this with your own drawings and prints in one of the most distinctive print studios in the world.

Prior to traveling to Havana, the class will have three introductory meetings in St. Louis (or on-line).

Program Highlights

  • Experience one of the oldest and most famous printmaking studios in Cuba.
  • Meet with Cuban artists and fellow art students
  • The city of Havana will be your classroom – earn credit while immersing yourself in Cuban life and culture

Program Dates
Course Dates: Feb. 10 - March 27, 2020
Travel Dates: March 6-15, 2020

Course: The Image of Cuba: Drawing and Printmaking in Cuba (ART 3050)
Instructor: Tom Lang
Course description: 
Taller Experimental de Grafica has been a vital center for printmaking in Havana since the 1960s and bits history is tied to the political and cultural history of Cuba. This intensive workshop offers the unique opportunity to work in this historic, open-air facility alongside faculty and students from the ISA and Taller artists. All printing takes place at the Taller studio using turn-of-the century presses and lithographic stones. Students will work on selfdirected projects with assistance from the DADAH faculty and local artist/staff. The Taller artists will also present and discuss their work during information afternoon sessions. 

Following three introductory class meetings in Webster Groves (or on-line), the course is taught primarily on-site in Havana, consisting of work in a traditional printmaking atelier and visits to museums, artist's studios and cultural sites. 3 credit hours.

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The Image of Cuba: Drawing and Printmaking in Cuba (ART 3050)

Program Cost
Program Fee:
What's included in the program fee: 9 nights of shared accommodations; breakfast and lunch most days, welcome dinner; all cultural and academic activities; transportation while in Havana for required activities; all needed art supplies; academic visa.
What's not included in the program fee: Round trip flight to Havana, some meals, personal spending money
Study Abroad Fee: $175
Application Deposit: $100
Tuition: Full-time undergraduate students: included in the 2019-2020 spring tuition flat fee
Part-time undergraduate students: pay 2019-2020 per credit hour undergraduate rate.

Students may be eligible for the following Webster study abroad scholarships:

  • Next Century Leaders Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Marilynne Bradley Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Study Abroad
  • Dr. Roy Tamashiro Endowed Travel Scholarship

For a complete list of available scholarships along with eligibility and requirements, please reference the Study Abroad scholarship website.

Spring Break Scholarship Deadline- November 15th, 2019

Application Process
Application Deadline: November 15th, 2019

To apply, follow these steps:
1) Ensure you meet the study abroad eligibility requirements
2) Start an application via the Webster online application system
3) The application will ask you to fill out a number of forms, pay the $100 study abroad fee*, write a brief statement of purpose, and submit a passport-sized photo.

*The $100 application deposit is refundable to if ALL of the following conditions are met:
1) Student attends the program
2) Student completes the pre and post-study abroad surveys
3) Student does not have any outstanding program charges.