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Engineering in Cuba




The class will visit and observe pollution prevention practices used by small businesses in Cuba, and compare and contrast the practices to those used in the United States. Possible improved practices in the United States and Cuba will be documented in the class design report. Cultural visits will establish appropriate context for the bi-national knowledge exchange. Some cultural visits include Las Terrazas/Vinales and Varadero.

View of Vinales Valley in Cuba


Travel to Cuba can be challenging. Travel restrictions were recently eased and now allow United States citizens to travel to this country, yet the country is still working to prepare for an influx of American travelers. Students should exhibit patience and be adaptable when traveling in Cuba.

Courses Offered

  • CE 4333-Pollution Prevention Practices in Cuba
    • Taught by Dr. Theodore Cleveland

This program has a no-drop policy. Students may not drop courses once the program has begun.

Program Fee

Program Dates

  • January 3-16, 2018

Program Open To

Program Fee Includes

  • Group flight to/from a to be determined departure location within the United States. 
    • Due to visa requirements, all program participants must arrive on the arranged group flight. More information about the group flight and determined departure location will be provided during fall, 2017.
  • Transportation to/from Cuban airport upon arrival and departure
  • On-site orientation
  • Housing in a Residencia. Rooms will be shared with shared bathrooms.
  • 2 meals per day, plus a welcome and farewell group meal
  • Weekly laundry service
  • Local excursions including any necessary ground transportation

Program Fee Does Not Include

  • Texas Tech tuition and fees
  • Airfare to/from to be determined location within the United States
  • Some meals
  • Insurance ($1.76/day)
  • Education Abroad fee ($200)
  • Personal spending money
    • Students are advised to bring a minimum of $300 cash to Cuba, as debit and credit cards are not widely accepted.

For more information:

Contact: Ashley Haseley

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