Each January, Hollins students are offered the option of an intensive 3 1/2-week Spanish language experience at The Center for Cross-Cultural Study in Havana. This 3 1/2 week term is designed to be taken on its own or as preparation for the Spring Semester Program.
If you can’t get away for a full semester, short-term programs are the best option. Courses offered at all levels of Spanish, in most disciplines: general Spanish language, Spanish for the professions, literature and history, business and economics, education and health sciences, social sciences, and more.
CC-CS Winter programs are all-inclusive programs and include sponsored excursions to places such as Old Havana, the Museum of the Revolution, Farmers' Markets, grassroots community centers, jazz, salsa and hip-hop concerts, Cienfuegos province and the colonial city of Trinidad.
Classes meet Monday through Friday for 4 hours per day
Average class size: 10-12
4 semester credits
All courses are taught in Spanish by highly qualified Spanish university professors with extensive experience in teaching American students.
Housing and Meals
Students are housed with a Spanish host family and all meals are provided.
3.0 in Spanish Language Coursework and completion of elementary-level Spanish
Students accepted to the program must be in good academic and disciplinary standing and have Hollins' approval to participate.
The cost for the program is approximately $4,500 and includes fees for tuition and housing, all meals and insurance coverage through CISI. It does not include airfare, or any personal travel or expenses. Hollins students are billed for this program with their spring term bill, which is issued on December 1 and due on January 1.
Students applying to this program must also complete an application with Spanish Studies Abroad. Their application is due on October 15. Student may wish to start and submit their SSA application alongside the Hollins application.
Participants make their own round-trip travel arrangements to Alicante. You should book a flight that leaves on the afternoon or evening before your date of arrival. As this is a holiday period, we recommend that you book your flight as early as possible.