Assistant Director, Advising & Diversity
Program sponsor: Northwestern University, Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Harvard University, Dartmouth College, Johns Hopkins University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Pennsylvania, Trinity College Dublin, and Vanderbilt University
The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA) in Cuba offers students a unique opportunity to have direct access to Cuba’s leading institution of higher learning, the University of Havana, and to Casa de Las Américas, the Cuban government’s premier research institution on Caribbean and Latin American studies, Cuban culture, and the arts. This program is designed for students with an interest in the social sciences and humanities with advanced Spanish skills.
Students enroll in up to 4 courses, including:
Click here for more details on the CASA Cuba academic program.
Open to students from all majors meeting Northwestern's minimum application requirements.
Fall quarter begins in late August and ends in mid-December.
Housing options are as follows:
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA), and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to your CASA program, you will need to complete a Program Confirmation form to confirm your participation. Northwestern students admitted to this program are not required to pay a confirmation deposit, but will be charged a cancellation fee for withdrawing from the program after confirming.
In order to obtain your student visa, you will need to provide documentation that you will be supported financially for the duration of your time abroad. This may require bank statements from your parents and/or a financial aid award letter; review your visa application instructions carefully to be sure you are providing the appropriate documentation.
If you primarily fund your education through financial aid and/or loans, you may contact Krista Bethel in the financial aid office to request a letter of financial support from Northwestern.
If you receive financial aid and/or loans from Northwestern, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
Because your program fee will be billed through your Northwestern account, you should not receive a separate invoice from CASA for your program's tuition or housing. Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly.