Study abroad institute launches first program in Cuba

STAMFORD, USA — The American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) has announced the launch of its first study abroad program in Cuba, in association with Presbyterian College and the University of Havana.

AIFS, one of the oldest and most respected study abroad organizations in the world, will offer the new Cuba program beginning in the Fall of 2012. Students can earn 12 to 15 academic credits while studying and living at the University of Havana.

"We are delighted to be opening a program in Havana," said William Gertz, president and CEO of AIFS. "Cuba is a very unique country and AIFS is pleased to be the first study abroad organization to provide a semester long experience to college students."

Due to the overwhelming interest in studying abroad in Cuba over the years, AIFS anticipates spots filling up very quickly for the program's inaugural session that begins in late August 2012. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2012.

The AIFS program in Cuba, sponsored by a collaborative effort of Presbyterian College and the University of Havana, stands apart from other study abroad opportunities in Cuba because of its unique pedagogical design and innovative curriculum. The program will focus on creating responsible global citizens by promoting an understanding of important historical and social realities that have led to inequalities and injustices throughout the world.



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