Viva Cuba! See it before it spoils… Walk Old Town Havana, explore native and colonial architecture through rural and urban culture, photograph rare scenery, experience Afro-Caribbean music and art, play baseball with local kids, visit a tobacco farm and experience living history of a people facing hopeful futures. Now is your chance to experience life on the 20th century's most mysterious island.
Celebrated SBCC professor of Communication, Dr. Carrie Hutchinson and award-winning history teacher, Alethea Tyner Paradis team up to deliver an experiential learning odyssey of a lifetime. Students will escape the confines of their comfort zone to explore their own identities and acquire practical skills for communicating across contexts. Our pilgrimage to Cuba is a perfect moment to capture an enigmatic place in rare transformation.
“Cuba might be the last place on Earth where time isn’t money,” writes Alethea Tyner Paradis. “It’s incredible to wander down old colonial streets, following the sounds of ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ melodies, and stumble into an open-air courtyard of people playing music and dancing with no audience – all for the sheer joy of it.” Everyone recognizes that Cuba is changing. As the Castro regime gradually opens up towards capitalism and the U.S. allows qualified legal visits for Americans. How much of the old charm will remain after the restrictions are removed completely? See it now, and you’ll know.