Building Bridges to Cuba
Located just 90 miles from the United States, the lush Caribbean island of Cuba has been inaccessible to travelers from the United States for over 50 years. Now, the recent easing of U.S. travel restrictions has made it possible for Bank Street College to offer an extraordinary opportunity for you to take part in a week-long “people-to-people” experience in Cuba.
Participants will explore the history, culture and environment of Cuba, with focus on the systems of universal education, health care, and community building designed to promote social justice and equality. Based in Havana, our visits to schools and community projects, museums and historic sites in the city and beyond will give us opportunities to speak with educators, artists, musicians, students, naturalists, and everyday citizens to build bridges of understanding. We will use inquiry and reflection to examine the interwoven strands of indigenous, European and African heritage that have given rise to a distinctive culture with a strong world presence, and explore ways in which the resilient people of Cuba are preparing to meet the economic and environmental challenges of the 21st century.
Program Name: Building Bridges to Cuba
Program Dates: Dates pending for Spring 2014
February 17 - 24, 2013 (cancelled due to the change in the NYC DOE calendar)
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Applications Due: TBA.
Course prices include airfare, local travel, lodging, a local tour guide, a Bank Street facilitator, and meals:
Cost for August 2012: $3,815 per person, double occupancy. (Single occupancy is available for an additional $220.) We estimate you will spend about $200 in baggage fees, alcoholic beverages, and other miscellaneous costs.