SRAS Program Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy

The School of Russian and Asian Studies is pleased to announce the 2020 Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy program. Throughout the course of this unique opportunity to visit both Cuba and Russia, we will explore economy, history, culture, political structure, and foreign policy - and meet with locals to get a better understanding of life today. These two countries provide us with excellent case studies in which to study cultural diplomacy, and we will learn to identify these actions (as opposed to advertising or propaganda), consider historical and current strategies, and observe the impact. For students of Russian/Soviet studies, Cuba will provide an intriguing setting in which to observe Soviet influence as a counterpoint to US influence on a third country. 


Cuba-Russia Connection: Studies in Cultural Diplomacy

Dates: June 6 – July 19, 2020 (+ optional 3-week extension)

Application deadline: March 1, 2020

Cost: $5,895 ($7,495 with extension)

Credit: 6-9 credits

In addition to lectures and meetings with experts, this program is very much experiential with extensive field trips, cultural programming, and opportunities to spend time with locals. Those extending for three additional weeks in St. Petersburg will join our intensive Russian language program starting in the 6th week of the overall program.

Students are very welcome to contact us at More information about courses, cultural programming, housing and more is posted at the link above. And as always, send us your questions/comments.