CUBA: Cuba y La Fotografìa -CLOSED

Havana, Cuba

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  • Summer 1 Semester - May 11-May 16, 2015 (Boston, MA); May 16 - June 7, 2015 (Cuba) - dates subject to change

Application Deadline

  • Summer 1 Semester - Priority Deadline: November 15, 2014

Final deadline for Dialogue of Civilization programs is February 1st. Program accepting applications until filled and is subject to close at any time.


Come view the Summer 2014 Cuba Dialogue Exhibition!  Beginning Monday, September 29, 2014, West Village H.

Faculty Leader: Luis Brens (

Study Abroad Coordinator: Emily Ferraro (

Term: Summer I


  • ARTE2500 Art + Design Abroad: Studio - Photo Basic
  • ARTE2501 History - Cuba Cultural History

Description: All Students in the Cuba Dialogue will be enrolled in Cuba Cultural History, a class with a focus on the culture, music and visual arts, while engaged in an intensive photographic program. Weekly assignments that encourage engagement with the local culture will be assigned. Students will take Photo Basics for Majors and Non-Majors Photo Basics will cover current photographic software and digital camera usage and is open to the entire university. It is designed for students with no prior knowledge of photography.  A final portfolio is required for successful completion of Photo Basics. The program will begin with an on-campus component in Boston after which, students will travel to Cuba with the group. Cuba


  • ARTE2500 Art & Design Abroad: Studio - Photo Basics
  • ARTE2501 Art & Design Abroad: History - Cuban Cultural History

**Students who successfully complete this dialogue and subsequently complete the summer 2 “Germany: Photography and Design in a German Cultural Context” dialogue will fulfill four out of the five courses needed for a Photography minor. Upon completion of both programs, student will work with the Art department and their academic advisors in regards to the final on-campus course needed to fulfill the Photography minor.**

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA recommended
  • Students applying for the dialogue must interview in person. We will evaluate students based on GPA, travel experience, and overall excitement working abroad.
  • One copy of passport ID page-to be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance both paper and digital(full color).
  • This program is open to students from any major and college.

Application Procedure

    • Online Dialogue of Civilizations application (available on OISP website and myNEU)
    • $500 non-refundable program deposit paid through NUPay.* Be sure to select the appropriate summer term.**
    • One copy of passport ID page – to be given directly to your faculty leader after acceptance.
    • 2-3 page essay answering the following questions (copy and pasted into online application):
    1. What are your personal and academic reasons for wishing to participate in this Dialogue of Civilizations program?
    2. How will the program further your academic and career goals?
    3. What is your previous travel and language experience, if any?
    4. What courses have you taken which are directly relevant to the program?

    *If you are not accepted into your Dialogue program, the $500 deposit will be credited to your student account.

    **Applications are not considered complete until deposit is received. This deposit will be applied to the full cost of the program.

    **Faculty may require additional information and/or interview (after application deadline)

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Tuition: $10,634

DOC Fee: $2,000

Tuition and DOC Fee cover 8 Northeastern credits, round-trip airfare from Boston, housing for program duration, International Security and Emergency Support, as well as some local transport, excursions and group meals.

*Note: Students who participate in both the summer 1 and summer 2 photography programs (as detailed in the above courses section) will receive a $1,000 credit to be applied to their student account after summer 2 commences. Between terms, housing for these students is not included in the program cost*


This program will begin in Boston on the Northeastern campus.  Students will be provided on-campus accommodations (typically a freshmen residence hall) between Sunday, May 10, 2015 and Saturday, May 16, 2015. Students will depart for Cuba on Saturday, May 16, 2015 for the remainder of the program.  Please note that meals are not included and students will not have access to kitchens.  Students may opt to use on-campus dining facilities during the on-campus portion of the program, but the cost will be the student's responsibility.

In Cuba, students will be housed in a hotel.