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Cuba Initiatives

Northwestern University has a relatively long-standing relationship with institutions in Cuba and seeks to expand these relationships.

In 2015,  Northwestern received a grant from 100,000 Strong in the Americas to help fund its study abroad programs in Cuba and expand the number of opportunities for students and faculty to study and conduct research in Cuba. The Cuba: Culture & Society program provides students with the opportunity to spend the summer quarter at the Universidad de las Artes in Havana. Students learn about the Cuban social transformation and the influence of globalization through the study of theatre, literature, and cinema. The public spotlight was recently focused on the Cuba: Culture & Society program when WGN interviewed Henry Godinez, a professor in Northwestern's Theatre department and lecturer in the Cuba program.

Public Health in Cuba is another Northwestern program that offers students the chance to learn about Cuba through the lens of Cuba's healthcare system and politics.

Because of the grant Northwestern was able to:

Northwestern is deeply committed to continuing to strengthen and expand its Cuban partnerships. Faculty or units wanting to establish relationships in Cuba, can contact Kim Rapp, Assistant Vice President for International Relations.

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