Travel Program to Cuba

Building Bridges to Cuba

CubaLocated just 90 miles from the United States, the 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 and Trinidad, 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.

Course Information

Program Name: Building Bridges to Cuba

Program Dates: Late June/Early July 2016

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Applications will be available once the program details are finalized.

2016 Course prices will be posted once details are final.

2013 Partner Organization

Insight Cuba
“Insight Cuba is a division of Cross-Cultural Solutions; an independent, not-for-profit organization founded in 1995, and is independent of Bank Street College of Education. Insight Cuba is the sole organizer, packager and operator of the related transactions to Cuba described on this collateral. Cross-Cultural Solutions is licensed by the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control to engage in the travel-related and other transactions incidental to the travel program described on this collateral, and to authorize United States persons to travel on those programs under Cross-Cultural Solution’s auspices. The travel programs described in this brochure provide a full-time schedule of educational exchanges through people-to-people contact. United States law requires that all persons traveling to Cuba to participate in these travel programs adhere to the full-time schedule and imposes upon Insight Cuba the obligation to ensure such adherence.”