Immerse yourself in Cuban culture while creating your own series of photographic essays.
Cuba is at a unique crossroads in its rich and turbulent history. In the summer program, offered in collaborations with the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, the Cuban National Institute of Film and Television (ICAIC), and the University of Havana, students will use the incredible street life of Havana, Cuba as a canvas to document the modern Cuban experience that most Westerners never get to see. This is a unique opportunity to interpret through photography the shifting cultural experience of Cuba.
“I‘m more interested in Cuban culture now than I was before; I have taken away from Cuba more of a desire to live in the moment and enjoy where I am. Cuba also helped me to realize where I want to go with my professional career.” - Erica Dobin
This intensive workshop gives students the opportunity to witness, record, and present a photographic essay of the Cuban experience, emphasizing the journey as well as the destination. During the program you will be exposed to Cuban arts and culture as well as the everyday life in a rich and complex society.
Students must take the following two courses for a total of 6 units.
Summer 2018 (TENT)
Student Arrival: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Student Departure: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Prerequisites: Photography I or equivalent.
Summer 2018 Application Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 5:00pm ET.
Application: Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.
Summer 2018 tuition and fees will be available early next year. The rates from summer 2017 are below.
- Undergraduate summer 2017 tuition: $8,238
- Registration and Services Fee: $800
- Program Fee: $424
- Lab Fee: $199
- Geo Blue Global Health Insurance: $54.40
- Housing, Double: $2,048
- Flight to/from Havana from Miami: Approx. $850-$950
Visit the NYU Office of the Bursar for additional information on tuition and fees.
Scholarship and Financial Aid
There are opportunities for financial assistance to study abroad.
Please review the Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad page for more information.
You will be housed in the Vedado district of Havana in home-stays (casas particulares). Students are provided with breakfast and dinner at their casas.
- Double bedroom
- Breakfast and dinner included in program costs
- Limited laundry facilities on-site
- No internet available in residence, but will be available nearby at additional cost
- Rooms furnished with linens and towels included
- No overnight guests allowed