Cuba: Discovering Its People and Culture
Within cities seemingly frozen in time beats the vibrant pulse of Cuba’s most valuable resource: its people. Connect with Cubans of all backgrounds on this unique program, learning about their everyday lives and examining the forces that have shaped Cuban culture. From the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Old Havana and Trinidad to colonial Cienfuegos, meet historians and scientists, athletes and artists, entrepreneurs and musicians—and experience this fast-changing island nation through their eyes.
- Discuss historic preservation with local experts, and meet residents as you explore Old Havana and Trinidad.
- Witness Cuba’s shifting cultural and economic landscape on visits to schools, art studios, and privately owned businesses.
- Soak up rhythms of all sorts—from Afro-Cuban to award-winning a cappella.
- Meet with local dancers and musicians in the colonial city of Cienfuegos.
What To Expect
This trip is permitted through the people-to-people general license category authorized by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. The itinerary was designed to provide an in-depth cultural experience with numerous opportunities for meaningful interactions with Cubans.
Information about travel restrictions in Cuba will be provided in your pre-departure materials.
While we do our best to adhere to the itinerary listed here, traveling in Cuba requires flexibility, and changes to hotels and activities may occur.