Santería: An Introduction to the Afro-Atlantic Religion
This 8-day, 3-credit hour international experience explores the complex intersection between history, religion, and culture. Like Candomblé in Brazil and Voodoo in Haiti, Santería is a syncretic religion based on Ifá and Roman Catholic traditions. In addition to exploring the history that laid the foundation of the Afro-Atlantic religion, this study abroad will provide students an opportunity to examine how Santería shaped Cuban culture.
The following courses are cross-listed. Students must choose one of the following courses:
IDS 3549* – Santería: An Introduction to the Afro-Atlantic Religion – 3 credits
HIS 3549* – Santería: An Introduction to the Afro-Atlantic Religion – 3 credits
REL 3600* – Santería: An Introduction to the Afro-Atlantic Religion – 3 credits
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.
Billable Program Cost: $ 2,963.52
Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, most meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.
Estimated Additional Student Cost: $ 370.00
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: some meals ($70) and personal expenses ($300).
* US citizens and many non-US citizens will need to apply for a visa before entering Cuba
** Tuition and fees for Fall and Spring semester programs are included in your normal semester charges. Exact tuition charges are determined by a student’s status by semester and credits to date for their major. Please go to this link
to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control. Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.
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If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
- Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
- Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
- Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.
The international component of this course will run from 03/02/2019 to 03/9/2019.
Class meets for 7 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am-10:45 am, beginning January 15 until travel to Cuba.
3-4 post program meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 am-10:45 am.
Dr. Antonio T. Bly
Associate Professor/Director of Africana Studies
How to Apply
- CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR(S) TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
- SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
- Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
- Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
- Select the Student Tab.
- Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
- Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
- Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
- PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
- PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
- Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
- Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
- Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, debit card, or money order. Please note that Student Accounts can no longer accept credit card payments in person, but they can take credit card payments online. Online credit and debit card payments are subject to a non-refundable 2.75% transaction fee.
- BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
- Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
Union, Suite 321.
- OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Online and evening workshops are available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.
You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:
Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program online student application form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 10/31/18 at the latest.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.