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Travel: Cuba

Cuba Today: People and Society
March 4–12, 2014

This trip is brought to you by Road Scholar: Adventures in Lifelong Learning.* This trip is exclusively for members of the Calvin College community.

Summary

Delve into the rich history and heritage of Cuba. In the heart of Havana and Cienfuegos, meet members of the local communities to discuss their faith, lives, and cultural traditions. Meet face-to-face with community leaders, local residents, artists, and intellectuals to discuss Cuba today and explore local landmarks that are significant to Cuba’s cultural heritage.

This trip is for people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.

Trip Highlights

  • Discuss the state of religion, family and society in Cuba today as you meet with a religious leader, architect and sociology professor.
  • Meet with practitioners of Santeria, learn about this unique Cuban religion, and witness a musical and dance performance influenced by those beliefs.
  • Enjoy an intercultural exchange at a Cuban middle-class family home.
  • Learn about art education in Cuba during an informative talk with the director of a local art school, and later observe classes and meet the students.
  • Meet with members of a local musical group in Cienfuegos and learn about their careers as musicians.
  • Explore Old Havana with a local architect involved with the government-funded restoration project.

Information

Tour cost from Miami: Double Occupancy: $3,995; Single Occupancy: $4,420. (Road Scholar Travel Services can also help with travel arrangements to Miami at an additional cost.)

Complete tour itinerary: tour brochure (.pdf).

Calvin travel programs are open to Calvin alumni and friends: non-alumni spouses, Calvin parents, and any friends of Calvin are welcome to participate.

* Road Scholar is authorized to travel to Cuba under OFAC License #CT-19201.

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Registration

Please complete and return a registration form found on the tour brochure (.pdf)

More information

Cindy Wolffis
(616) 526-8812

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