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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba; St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SRAS 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Summer 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Students must arrive in the host city and check into the program housing on the program start date. The program officially ends on the end date, and students must check out of the housing facilities at that time. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program and should WAIT to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Program Provider, and/or Host University.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Affiliate Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Apartment, Dormitory Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: U of U: Utah Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Undergraduate Transfer Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Badge Opportunities: Independent Options Click here for a definition of this term Field of Study: Education, Culture, & Society, International Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18, OPEN to ALL Majors Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Pre-decision & Post-decision Steps, Travel Health Clearance
Click here for a definition of this term Program Cost: $$$
Program Description:
Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy


Cultural diplomacy consistently improves relations. Direct, peaceful contact encourages groups to see each other not as stereotypes, but as complex people with common concerns and unique achievements.

Cuba and Russia make for excellent case studies in cultural diplomacy. Their music, literature, and art has extended far beyond their borders, entering the international canons for theseRussian or Latin American/Cuban studies) you will hear new perspectives. You will have an extensive cultural program and opportunities to meeet with locals, both aimed at providing you with a better understanding of the tools of cultural diplomacy and soft power. We will take a comparative approach to the study of cultural diplomacy, looking at the assets and tools available to Russia, Cuba, and the US.
4 credits. This course runs five weeks, according to dates of the 5-week session.

RUSS 101-102/201-202/301-302-303/401 Russian as a Second Language (9 week option only)
Small, intensive classes focus on reading, writing, grammar, speaking, comprehension, and phonetics for 20 hours per week.
9-week option only: 80 hours (4 credits). Note that while a brief "survival Russian" introduction is incorporated into the 5-week program, these 80 hours take place in the final 4 weeks of the 9-week option.

For more information, and to apply, click here.