Haitian Studies Association

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Haitian Studies Project

Haiti Today: People, Culture and Politics

Summer 2014
July 7 - August 2, 2014

Each summer the Africana Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston in conjunction with the College of Advancing and Professional Studies offers a unique academic program on location in Haiti. This program explores the history, politics, culture, and the economic and social developments taking places in Haiti, from both external and internal perspectives. It will facilitate students’ understanding of Haiti through total immersion into culture, environment, language, and the country's economic, political and social realities.

Open House at the University of Massachusetts Boston
Wednesday April 9, 2014
2:00-3:00 pm
Wheatley Hall, 1st Floor, Room 06

RSVP: Jennifer.Goode@umb.edu; 617.287.6995

Haitian Creole Language and Culture Summer Institute

Summer 2014
June 16-July 3, 2014

The Haitian Creole Language and Culture Summer Institute has been offered in Massachusetts for over two decades. Since the summer of 1995, the Institute has been conducted at the Harbor Campus of UMass Boston under the joint collaboration of the Africana Studies Department, the Haitian Studies Program, and the College of Advancing and Professional Studies.The institute has two components. There will be a three-week intensive program in different levels, geared toward the acquisition and practice of Haitian Creole. Also offered are two courses; one in techniques of translation for advanced students, and the other on Haitian Creole Studies.

Participants for the Institute come from a variety of settings across the United States looking to develop or improve their language skills. The program is designed to meet the needs of those who plan to conduct research in Haiti or in the Haitian diaspora, or who work in a volunteer or professional capacity either in Haiti during the reconstruction efforts, or with Haitians abroad. Although many institute participants come from the Boston area, the institute staff will assist out-of-town participants to find accommodations with Haitian families, where participants are immersed in a language and culture-oriented environment.

For housing inquires please e-mail: UMassCreoleHousing@gmail.com