The recent history of Cuba- since the mid twentieth century to present day, makes this Caribbean island a unique place in the world. Cuba´s difficult relationship with the U.S. after the Castro revolution has not interfered with the island´s welcoming, open and relaxed attitude towards any visitors, more so Americans. Cuba is one of the safest, kindest countries and its climate and culture, music and traditions bring thousands of visitors yearly.

Yet it is the Cuban soul what makes the island irresistible. Students will be immersed in a culture that is different and exciting. While students will have to navigate certain challenges due to the difficult economic situation (internet access not always readily available, more traditional education system), the idiosyncrasies of Cubans, their openness and welcoming attitude towards foreigners and rich social life make this experience incomparable to any other.

As former participants in the program have put it in words: “Cuba makes you appreciate all the things you have, makes you re-evaluate who you are as an American and as a citizen of the world and makes you re-assess your life objectives and goals.”

This was a fascinating experience. I came a bit closer to understanding the reality of Cuban life, by living it. ”

Kara Sheppard-Jones

Yale University Student, University of Havana

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Enrollment Counselor: England (Outside of London, Oxford, Cambridge, University College London, London School of Economics), Scotland and Latin America


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