The Miami Semester in Cuban Studies is a unique opportunity for students to come to Miami and spend the summer learning about Cuba in Miami.

Students will take advantage of the University of Miami’s strategic geographic location and deeply rooted connections to Cuba. Our lovely, tropical main campus in Coral Gables will open its doors to you to participate in a summer “abroad” program in our tropical community in South Florida.

Who can apply: Any undergraduate student attending UM or any other institution. High School seniors will also be given consideration upon the recommendation of their counselors.

Individuals applying to audit the course(s) may apply by calling ICCAS at (305) 284-2822.

Location: Casa Bacardi- Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.



In addition to a total immersion in Cuban Miami, you will benefit from the resources available at the following UM locations:


For questions about the program, you may also contact Dr. Jose Azel, who is directing this special academic program at ICCAS, at

Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

University of Miami