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Cuba Initiatives

Northwestern University has a relatively long-standing relationship with institutions in Cuba.

In 2015,  Northwestern received a grant from 100,000 Strong in the Americas to expand the number of opportunities for students and faculty to study and conduct research in Cuba. Most recently, a delegation consisting of eight Northwestern faculty members and administrators traveled to Havana to explore joint research opportunities with Cuban colleagues working in health-related fields. This four-day intensive trip was documented through interviews, photos, and videos — explore the trip on IR News.

Northwestern has hosted a variety of Cuban visitors, including an artistic director and a playwright from Cuba's renowned Teatro Buendia, the Director of Psycho-oncology at the National Institute of Cancer and Radiology, and faculty from the Instituto Cubano de Antropologia, among others.

Students interested in studying abroad in Cuba can do so through the Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad.

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.