Cuba Summer Program
Cuba. Once the Caribbean’s most prosperous island, a vibrant cultural history combined with decades of isolation and the legacy of communism has created a destination unlike anywhere else on the planet. Ask a Cuban about their relationship with the past and they will tell you, “It’s complicated.” You have to be there to even start to comprehend Cuba. And now is the time to do it, while Cuba is in “transition” and a new era of post-Soviet cooperation between the US and Cuba is unfolding.
In this Sustainable Summer Program…
- You’ll learn about Cuba’s fascinating cultural and political history
- You’ll interact with the Cuban people daily
- You’ll dance and sing and get caught up in the magic of Cuba’s arts scene
Your Sustainable Summer experience will span from Havana’s old town to the colonial cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos and to the verdant countryside of rural Cuba, where farming communities and ecologically important reserves blend seamlessly into the colorful cultural landscape.
Our Cuba summer program is ideal for high school students with a strong interest in environmental sustainability, and particularly those who are curious to understand how Cuba can integrate into the global economy while still preserving its rich cultural history. The program has a special emphasis on cultural sustainability and questions of economic justice, and is a great option for students that have an interest in the creative arts and the issue of cultural preservation in the face of global economic forces, in addition to those interested in our more “typical” themes connected to human-environment interaction.
Not sure if this is the right option for you? Use our Compare Programs page to help you assess which Sustainable Summer is the best fit for your interests and comfort zone.