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  • Locations: Havana, Cuba; Pinar del Rio, Cuba
  • Program Terms: Breakaway Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
Breakaway to the Tropics – Celebrating our 6th Year in Cuba
Dates: May 20-June 3, 2019
Destinations: Habana, Guanahacabibes Nat’l Park & more
Leaders: Bryan Arnold, Diana Grullon Garcia, Steven Gardner, Larry Zettler
Max. Enrollment: 16     Credits: 2        Application Due Date: Nov. 1, 2018
Estimated Cost: $ 3,000 ($2,000 when BA subsidy applied)
Payment Schedule:    Dec. 5: $1,000; Jan.5: $1,000; Feb. 5: $1,000 ($0)*

This BreakAway celebrate the 6th anniversary of our relationship with the University of Pinar del Rio (UPR) in western Cuba, and expands the prior exchanges and collaboration with faculty and students.  On this trip, you will participate in field experiences in one of four areas—the ecology of Cuba, its healthcare and education systems, or photography.  If you aim for the healthcare track, you will visit clinics and hospitals.  On the education track, you will visit schools and universities. On the ecology track, you will train to participate in research on bats and orchids.  If you plan to study Cuba through photography, you will work with a UPR faculty member to develop a portfolio.  You will also go on cultural excursions and experience Cuban art, music, and food.  If you wish to practice your Spanish in a welcoming society while encountering an amazingly untouched natural world, so close and yet for decades so far from the US, this trip is for you.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Breakaway Summer 2020 11/01/2019 11/15/2019 TBA TBA