College of Business & Technology

old cars in Cuba

CUBA - March 6-16, 2014

Discovering its' People, Culture, Natural Environment, & Development
BAT 300/600 - 3 s.h.

Program Overview

Information Meetings

  • Sept. 18th • 3 pm • Stipes Hall 208
  • Sept. 24th • 3:30 pm • Stipes Hall 208

Cuba’s culture is rich with contributions from its indigenous African and European roots. The people are friendly and welcoming. This program will introduce you to the people and provide ample opportunities to interact with them, learning and teaching each other about life in Cuba vs the USA. Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad will be the three main cities visited.

Learn about

  • the history of U.S./Cuban relations
  • social and economic renovation in Cuba
  • how businesses and restaurants get started
  • coffee, tobacco, and sugar cane production
  • the Santeria religion
  • medical services in rural Cuba

Tour

  • local markets, CUC and Peso markets and ration stores
  • old Havana, the Unesco-sanctioned Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site
  • the Che memorial and Finca Vijia-home of Ernest Hemingway
  • the Grand Parque Natural Montemar-diverse ecosystem
  • an orchid and bamboo garden

Attend

  • the Opera de la Calle
  • a presentation on Cuba’s educational system and visit a local school

Sponsored by the College of Business & Technology and
the Center for International Studies

Course Information

  • Undergraduates - BAT 300 (GenEd/Multiculture)
  • Graduates - BAT 600
  • Class meets Tuesdays from 6 - 7:30 and is available on the Macomb campus and online
  • Students are required to attend a mandatory predeparture orientation session conducted by the Office of Study Abroad
  • Enrollment limited to 25 participants
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Good standing with Student Judicial Programs
City scape of Havana Cuba

Contact

Academic Information

Ms. Michelle Terry
Stipes Hall 133
(309) 298-1619
ML-Terry@wiu.edu

Study Abroad

Kim McDaniel
Memorial Hall 344
(309) 298-2504
KD-McDaniel@wiu.edu