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UF in Haiti - Haitian Creole and Community Development in Action
Cape Haitian, Haiti (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
Budget Sheets Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A 2018 03/15/2018 03/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement:
Minimum GPA:
Language of Instruction:
Program Advisor: Leslie Johnson
Type of Credit:
Open to non-UF students:
Program Type:
UF Sponsored
Open to all majors:
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Program Description:

UF in Haiti

Haitian Creole and Community Development in Action
Summer A: TBA
On-Campus Dates: TBA

   UF in Haiti

IMMERSE yourself in the Haitian Creole language and culture of Haiti
GIVE back to Haiti through a service contribution through English instruction
LEARN the basics of Haitian Creole and Community Development inside and outside the classroom
DISCOVER the radiant and fascinating people and country of Haiti

You’re invited! 

If you’re interested in community development, poverty eradication, international volunteering, Haitian Creole, or if you’re simply looking for an adventure, this study abroad experience is for YOU! In partnership with UF’s Center for Latin American Studies and UF’s FYCS, Projects for Haiti is offering a one of a kind study abroad experience in Haiti, and you are invited to take part in the journey!
This six-week study abroad program has an untraditional design. The first three weeks will be spent at UF in Gainesville. These three weeks will be focused on preparing students for an unforgettable 3 weeks in Haiti. This split design allows for students to receive 8 credit hours, while reducing the overall cost of the study abroad experience. 
If you are interested, please email Dr. Bertrhude Albert at as soon as possible!

There will only be 15 available slots for students.

About the Program

UF in Haiti is a 6-week study abroad program that will immerses you in the Haitian Creole language while introducing you to community development in the most vulnerable country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti. You will learn the basics of Haitian Creole and development inside and outside the classroom while exploring Haitian culture and society in an English-language course led by Dr. Albert, Dr. Zelaya, and Mr. Georges. Through this dynamic dual-directed program with social sciences and humanities emphases, you will discover the welcoming and proud people and country of Haiti.


Cape Haitian (Kap-Ayisyen) is Haiti’s second largest city, located on the northern coast. It is an old Caribbean city that is home to striking buildings, stirring monuments and historical sites, businesses, and a vibrant cultural scene including music, theater, sports, cinema, churches, temples, mosques and traditional forms of folk entertainment. It was the colonial capital before 1752.

Class Visits 

Local nonprofit and grassroots organizations 


Milot, Citadelle Laferrière, San Souci Palace, downtown Cap-Haitien.


You will stay at Hotel Imperial in Cape Haitian.

Course Information

Departments of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and Agricultural Education & Communication

Courses are taught by UF faculty

HAI 1130/1131: Haitian Creole
5 UFGPA credits

LAS 4905/FYC 4905: Community Development
3 UFGPA credits

Total Number of Credits Offered: 8


  • Open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Undergraduates only

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.


2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: TBA

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.  Deferment decisions will be based on the amount of aid to be received.

What's Included:

Tuition for 8 UF GPA credits, housing, excursions, small breakfast & coffee daily, international health insurance, and emergency medical assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, vaccinations, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Leslie Johnson

Faculty Program Directors
Dr. Bertrhude Albert |
Dr. Priscilla Zelaya |