Center for International Education

BIST Cuba 2014

Typical Cuban architecture.

Cuba Today

Students will encounter the rich cultural and political history of the world’s fifth largest island. From its Afro-Cuban roots to its unique socialist revolution, Cuba plays a leading role in the Americas in the realms of music, sports, arts, medicine and agriculture. Using the community model, men, women, and children all participate in the shaping of Cuba.

Only 90 miles from the United States, Cuba has remained  a forbidden territory for most U.S. citizens since the Revolution of 1959. While the historic Embargo remains in place, and this restricts travel there, U.S. students have special permission to study the various dimensions of Cuban society. In this exciting three week experiential course, students will meet other university students throughout the country, as well as engage government and community leaders who are bringing the Cuban Revolution into the 21st century.

Financial Support

Financial support from Berea College is available for any major to cover a portion of the cost of a summer abroad. The Department of Foreign Languages offers similar financial support for qualified majors and minors. »Read more


Contact the Education Abroad Team at or (859) 985-3453, or drop by Woods-Penniman 205.