College Scholarships for Cuba

Government Funding Remains Strong

Located just about 90 miles south of Key West, Florida lies Cuba. Cuba is a laid-back, island country renowned for its ability to produce high-quality cigars. Unfortunately, because of political relations between Cuba and the United States they are illegal to bring into the country. Scholarships to Cuba are just about as hard to find. During these politically tumultuous times there are only a few select scholarship providers who are allowed into Cuba. The main goals of these programs are to put students in areas that many other students don’t get the chance to do. This allows them a unique opportunity to understand a culture that many never get to experience. Because of the political affairs of these two nations, there are no colleges or universities with study abroad programs in Cuba.

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The government is one of the biggest providers of study abroad funding. Here are two of the organizations they provide:

Study Abroad Organizations

The Center for Cross-Cultural Study is dedicated to offering students the opportunity to understand, in depth, Spanish-speaking countries through their rigorous travel programs. Their program in Cuba focuses on the thought-provoking political and economic contradictions and the natural beauty of the island. Students will attend the University of Havana, which is the capitol city of Cuba. CC-CS offers both merit-based scholarships and a diversity scholarship. Students are invited to apply for one or the other.

Unfortunately, because of the relations between the United States and Cuba, CC-CS’s study abroad program to this region has been suspended. They anticipate that they will be able to resume this program in 2013.

College Scholarships

There are typically many colleges and universities that provide funding for study abroad programs to Cuba. However, because of the relations between Cuba and the United States at this time, colleges will not put any of their students at risk.