Year of …

Year of Cuba

Each academic year since 2003, Reinhardt has designated a region of the world for students to learn more about through in-depth study and hands-on interaction. This focus is intended to promote understanding of varied cultures, businesses, histories, geographies and faiths and to help internationalize the Reinhardt experience.

The 2016-2017 year is the Year of Cuba. Students will experience and learn about our neighbor to the south and how our intertwined histories have created our current relationship. Events will be scheduled throughout the academic year and include a festival, lectures, Day of the Dead celebrations, an immigration symposium, a travel tour, and many others.


FALL 2017 Activities/Events

September 20

  • Year of Cuba Festival – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.   Hasty Student Life Center Plaza

September 23

  • RA Cuban Classic Car Show – 9 a.m. - noon -  Reinhardt University Waleska Campus Parking Lot, Corner of Hwy. 140 & Hwy. 108

Other events:

President’s college: A complete Cuba experience (4 meetings, all Wednesdays)

SPRING 2018 Activities/Events

February 7

  • Salsa Dancing night (Band plays from 6 to 8 pm in the Glasshouse)

March 14

  • Year of Cuba Art Show and Community Talk (Fincher Art Building 6-8pm) - We will be talking about the travel abroad program and our trip to Cuba


  • Spring Day - Round Robin Baseball tournament & trivia contest

Previous global emphasis areas have included:

2015-2016 Year of Mexico
2014-2015 Year of India
2013-2014 Year of Germany
2012-2013 Year of China: Dragon Rising
2011-12 Year of Ireland and Irish Heritage
2010-11 Year of Oceania 
2009-10 Year of North American Indigenous Peoples
2008-09 Year of the Mediterranean
2007-08 Year of Eastern Europe and Russia
2006-07 Year of Middle East
2005-06 Year of Africa
2004-05 Year of Asia
2003-04 Year of The Americas (inaugural year)