Travel to Cuba
There are few countries as fascinating or enigmatic as Cuba. Now you can be one of the first to explore a place that was long off-limits to U.S. residents. Our local connections and cultivated expertise unveil this dynamic, culturally rich destination during an eye-opening educational exchange program filled with intimate, authentic, one-on-one interactions with Cuban residents.
You will be traveling under a specific license issued by the U.S. Treasury Department to A&K for people-to-people educational exchanges. Alongside your Cuban guide, you will meet, talk and interact with Cuban people from all walks of life to gain insight into the daily lives of residents. Join a local architect for an educational walk through Havana, discussing its historic styles and contemporary restoration efforts, and experience a salsa lesson and one-on-one talk with a Cuban salsa instructor. Whether you’re playing a few innings with Cuban baseball players, discussing the history of U.S.-Cuba relations with a Foreign Service scholar, talking with owners in a privately owned paladar (family-run restaurant) or visiting an artist’s studio to learn how it’s transforming the community, you’ll be deeply rewarded by meaningful, informative time spent with or island neighbors.
In the countryside of Pinar del Rio, learn to roll a cigar with a local craftsmen, and meet with farmers on a working tobacco farm in Viñales. Witness Cuba’s sustainability efforts at work, while talking with members of the pioneering eco-village Las Terrazas community, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Throughout your people-to-people educational exchange to Cuba, you will participate in a full schedule of activities that promote meaningful interaction with the Cuban people, and A&K will connect you with the people and experiences that reveal the true fiber of this magical, historically and culturally rich country.