Students will share living accommodations in a residence provided by Casa de las Américas or administrated by Cuban families. All residences are safe, clean and secure, located in the Vedado district, within walking distance to Casa de las Américas and the University of Havana. Students will share ample bedrooms (double occupancy) with modern toilets and showers, and will be provided with breakfast and dinner each day, whereas lunch will be on your own*. Laundry will be taken care of by each residence. Safe drinking water will be provided.
Students will be required to sign a written code of conduct for use of the residence and, as part of the on-site orientation, will be provided with clear instructions as to the importance of adhering to Cuban cultural and societal norms and to strictly abide by any and all Cuban policies governing their conduct as visitors to Cuba.
Under no circumstances will students be granted permission for independent housing.
* We recommend you budget approximately $5.00 to $10.00 per day for mid-day meals taken outside of the guest residence.
A limited number of homestays are available by application only. If you are interested in the experience of living with a Cuban family during your semester in Cuba you should apply for through the Havana staff the month before arrival.