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  • Locations: Antigua, Guatemala; Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
  • Program Dates: Winter
  • Eligibility: All applications subject to approval
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: K-12 Program Payment Amount - First Deposit: 800
Program Description:
Program Leader: Kate Todhunter
Program Cost: $2,425.00
Program Dates: 2/14/18 - 2/28/18


Once considered the forbidden fruit of the West, Cuba is now closer than ever. Fascinating history, breathtaking architecture, warm people, rich music and art, make it the best time to discover Cuba. We take students beyond the touristy exterior, to meet fascinating Cubanos on the wave of change. Our excursions provide travelers with the best of Cuba's "must--see's" in a fun, hands--on way. Vibrant City Culture. Tropical Beach Explorations. Exciting Baseball Games. Charming Pueblos and Mountain Ecology Preserves. Wherever we are, each day has an exciting activity for students, humanizing real people once dismissed as "enemy communists.”
With us, students evaluate the role of geography, imperialism, slavery, island ethnicity, resources and power defining U.S.-Cuba relations 1895 to the present. We consider the causes and consequences of the Cuban Revolution, the Batista regime, Cold War geopolitics, the Bay of Pigs incident, Cuban Missile Crisis and the Trading with the Enemy Act criminalizing travel to Cuba since 1960. Readings from Cuban dissidents, scholars, and poets give voice to a complex diaspora of people on both sides of the Florida straits. Students return from our adventures in Cuba with a clear vision: connectivity and social entrepreneurialism are vehicles for long-term peace between historical rivals.
 


This program is currently not accepting applications.