Cuba - International Business Seminar Abroad

Program Dates
Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016

Experience picturesque Havana and provincial Cuba during fall break. Attend lectures from renowned economists at the University of Havana. Observe firsthand the impact of recent economic reforms. Gain insight into both sides of US-Cuban relations over the past 100 years. Take advantage of this unique opportunity!

Itinerary: Four days in Havana - lectures at the Center for Research of the Cuban Economy, visits to local entrepreneurs, exploration of historical and cultural sites. Three days in Pinar del Rio - stays at "casas particulares"(simple bed and breakfast accomodations in the homes of local Cubans), visits to natural landmarks, local tobacco growers and organic farms. Day trip to the coast. Visit to the ecological community of Las Terrazas. Click on the hyperlink to access the tentative itinerary.

Photo Galleries: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011


  • BUS 3045 -This 3 semester hour course can fulfill a COB upper-level or free elective, an International Business Major or Approved elective, an International Business minor Required  or Other elective and/or a Hospitality elective. This program also fulfills the Global Issues requirement.
  • MBA 5020 - This 3 semester hour course fulfills the international requirement for the MBA program and is an elective for the international business concentration.

Cost: $2960.21, includes airfare, local transportation, lodging , group activities and most meals. No additional cost for tuition if you are full-time in the fall.The Walker College of Business offers a limited number of scholarships to assist undergraduate students with the cost. MBA students can contact Donna Lindabury concerning WCOB study abroad scholarships.


To apply, contact the program leader to be given access to the on-line application.

Due to visa requirements, please provide Meredith Church Pipes ( with a scanned color copy of your passport when you apply.

Students not eligible for this program who want to participate should contact the program leader to ask if accommodations can be made.
Eligible Groups: 
Appalachian undergraduates
Undergraduate business majors
MBA students
Appalachian graduate students