Cuba: People to People (2014-15)

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Embark on an unforgettable, enriching Cuba program, with full days of meaningful interactions and people-to-people connections, which reveal the spirit of this fascinating, culturally rich island nation long off-limits to American travellers.

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Discover your destination through these local connections.

  • Immerse yourself in Cuban culture, exploring its architecture, agriculture, music and dining during intimate, one-on-one experiences with residents
  • Discover Cuba's and America's great shared passion, baseball, at a game where you meet and engage with the players, and even have the opportunity to play a few innings with them
  • Meet the husband and wife team operating the Proyecto de Arte Por la Costa, who are artistically enriching their community
  • Engage in a stimulating discussion of the history of U.S.-Cuba relations with a former Cuban Foreign Services Scholar in Havana
  • Join a local architect for an educational walk through Havana, discussing its historic styles, ongoing restoration efforts and their impact on the community
  • Partake in a one-on-one talk with a Cuban salsa instructor regarding the role of dance in Cuban life, followed by a short lesson
  • Explore Las Terrazas eco-community, and learn about Cuba's environmental commitments at this unique UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Take an informative walk with artist José Fuster or his son to see and learn about his local projects
  • Stroll through the pedestrian boulevard in Cienfuegos, seeing examples of dual currency stores, which reside side-by-side in this French Colonial-inspired city
  • Experience Cuba's culinary variety with an interactive cooking demonstration at a paladar (family-run restaurant), later talking with the owners about this privately owned Cuban enterprise
  • Gain insight into Cuba's well-regarded public health care system during an informal-yet-engaging conversation with a local physician; discuss everything from physician training to research and production during an exchange of issues on the subject
  • Meet with local musicians during a private Buena Vista Social Club-style concert and cultural discussion