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Trip Highlights
Estimated Cost
Payment Plan
Faculty Leaders

Trip Highlights

  • Attend a lecture on U.S./Cuban Relations with Carlos Alzugaray, former Cuban Ambassador to the European Union
  • Visit the Institute of Superior Arts (ISA) and the National Museum of Fine Arts
  • Enjoy a performance by Opera de la Calle
  • Visual Arts students will take a workshop at ISA
  • Learn about Yoruba culture, religion and literary traditions
  • Visit artists such as Nils Navarro, Jose Fuster, Wilay Mendez

Cuba 2017


HUM 2020-Introduction to Humanities-3.0
ART 1001C-ART Fundamentals-3.0
Art 2950-Independent Study-1.0

Estimated Cost

The program fee for the study abroad program to Costa Rica will cover:

  • Round-trip airfare, Florida to Havana
  • All in-country transportation
  • All in-country accommodations
  • Most meals
  • Tours, museums, and other activity fees
  • International Insurance

TOTAL PROGRAM FEE = Approximately $3,300

The cost may vary based on the number of students who sign up, exchange rates, and other variables. Changes are likely to be less than $200.

Estimated costs not included in program fee:
Tuition $320
Books Unknown
Passport $ 165
Visas N/A
Other meals (4 lunches, 5 dinners) $ 150
Personal Spending Money $ 50
Immunizations Refer to Immunization section for required and suggested vaccinations
TOTAL = *This is an approximation, individuals will differ $ 685

*This is an approximation, individuals will differ
Read through the Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy to understand payment expectations. This policy will accompany the Study Abroad Application form that you must fill out and sign to join a program

Payment Plan

The payments expected for the program will follow the calendar below. You can also sign up for the Monthly Savings Plan for the program this year or in future years. See the Forms page on the website for more information.

Amount Due Date
$125 due with application
$500 November 18th, 2016
$1,500 February 3, 2017
$1,175 March 10, 2017

*Payment dates are subject to change. Participants will be informed via email if changes occur. To make a payment, go to the Cashier's Office in the Northwest Campus. The Cashier's Office accepts payments in cash, by check and by credit card. You can make your payments on the phone.
If you are not able to make a payment according to the dates assigned by Santa Fe College's International Education Office, it may still be possible for you to join the program; however you will likely incur increased costs.


Trip dates: June 3-10, 2017

Faculty Leader

Raul Villarreal

Raul Villarreal has been traveling to Cuba since 1982, establishing friendships with visual artists, art historians, and also gallery and museum directors. Over the past 30 years he has exhibited his art in 20 one-person exhibits and over 400 group exhibits in the United States, Canada, Cuba, Costa Rica, Germany, Italy, Spain, and China. Villarreal has co-organized and lead three trips to Cuba for the Santa Fe College Foundation. During these trips the travelers were able to visit several artists’ studios, music and dance venues.

Dan Stepp
Daniel Stepp received an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art and a B.A. in graphic design from the University of Florida. He has been an instructor at Santa Fe College for over 15 years and co-led study abroad programs in Europe and Costa Rica. He has been an artist in residence in Pouch Cove foundation in Newfoundland, Canada. He has taught classes in studio art and lectured in humanities as well. Daniel has exhibited nationally and been a contributor to the John Erickson Museum of Art, participating in performance based work in Baltimore, Miami, and New York, His and been included in numerous publications including Oxford American.