The Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute, a part of Tulane’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and originally named the Cuban Studies Institute, evolved out of several years of sustained effort in developing relations with Cuban counterpart organizations for the purposes of academic collaboration and exchange, curricular development, cultural exchange and international development and dialogue. This organizational unit, officially established in 1997, has been responsible for the organization of a variety of lectures, performances, courses, symposia, etc. aimed at promoting a true academic and cultural exchange between Cuba and the United States.
Committed to the importance of international experience and reinforcing Tulane University’s mission to provide opportunities which help students gain understanding, acquire knowledge and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies strongly encourages students to avail themselves of a variety of overseas programs, including several which are directly operated by Tulane. These include summer, semester and year-long programs in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America. Courses are taught in Spanish, Portuguese, Kaqchikel Maya, and English, with offerings in Area Studies, Tropical Ecology and Environment, Diaspora Studies, Business, Linguistics, Public Health, Social Systems, Historic Preservation, Cultural Studies, International Relations, Art, Anthropology, and more. The Stone Center of Latin American Studies and Tulane’s Center for Global Education provide information on these Tulane-affiliated programs as well as others and facilitate students’ access to such programs.