Overview

Embark on an extraordinary 10-day transformative journey meticulously crafted for professionals in the realm of health and wellness. Join us as we Interact with local healthcare professionals, mental health advocates, and educators at the forefront of promoting wellness and awareness in Cuban communities. Exchange insights and experiences while gaining invaluable knowledge from their expertise.

Dive into discussions and site visits focusing on maternal health, elder care, and nutritional initiatives aimed at improving access to food. Gain a deeper understanding of Cuba’s unique approaches to addressing healthcare challenges and fostering community well-being.

Explore Cuba’s thriving biotech industry through discussions. Learn about groundbreaking innovations and advancements shaping the future of healthcare and biomedicine on the island.

And naturally immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms and rich history of Cuba through guided tours, cultural exchanges, and immersive experiences.

There is no doubt you will benefit from insider access to key figures and institutions in Cuba’s healthcare and wellness landscape, gaining first hand insights into their initiatives, challenges, and successes.

From healthcare discussions to cultural excursions, our itinerary provides a unique perspective on Cuba’s healthcare system and societal well-being, fostering a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness of health, culture, and community.

Overview

Embark on an extraordinary 10-day transformative journey meticulously crafted for professionals in the realm of health and wellness. Join us as we Interact with local healthcare professionals, mental health advocates, and educators at the forefront of promoting wellness and awareness in Cuban communities. Exchange insights and experiences while gaining invaluable knowledge from their expertise.

Dive into discussions and site visits focusing on maternal health, elder care, and nutritional initiatives aimed at improving access to food. Gain a deeper understanding of Cuba’s unique approaches to addressing healthcare challenges and fostering community well-being.

Explore Cuba’s thriving biotech industry through discussions. Learn about groundbreaking innovations and advancements shaping the future of healthcare and biomedicine on the island.

And naturally immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms and rich history of Cuba through guided tours, cultural exchanges, and immersive experiences.

There is no doubt you will benefit from insider access to key figures and institutions in Cuba’s healthcare and wellness landscape, gaining first hand insights into their initiatives, challenges, and successes.

From healthcare discussions to cultural excursions, our itinerary provides a unique perspective on Cuba’s healthcare system and societal well-being, fostering a deeper appreciation for the interconnectedness of health, culture, and community.

Overview

Embark on a transformative journey with us as we delve into the intricacies of identity and sexuality in Cuba. Our exploration kicks off in Havana, where we’ll engage with vital issues surrounding women and women of color in Cuban society with a renowned filmmaker. Additionally, we’ll delve into aspects of the LGBTQIA+ community and we’ll meet with a sociologist to understand the intersection of race and gender in Cuban society. A specialist will speak to us on Afro Cuban religions and identity, while another will guide us through the unique experiences of Cuban transformistas (transgender persons), offering insights into Cuba’s distinctive approach to transitioning. We’ll also connect with the Cuban Multidisciplinary Society for the Study of Sexuality to explore their impactful work in gender and sexuality. Engage in meaningful discussions with lawmakers as we address LGBTQ rights and the family code.

Stepping away from the urban hustle, we’ll journey to Santa Clara, where a special community program doubles as a supportive hub for the LGBTQ community. Next, our path will lead us to the port-town of Cienfuegos, where we’ll stay overnight in charming casas. Returning to Havana for our final day, we’ll make a poignant stop in the town of Matanzas to delve into Cuba’s history, specifically exploring the nuanced topics of race and slavery.

Join us on this insightful expedition, where each destination unveils a layer of Cuba’s rich tapestry, offering a profound understanding of identity, sexuality, and the vibrant communities shaping the nation’s narrative. We’ll also take in plenty of arts and culture including visits to historic plazas, the fine arts museum, the Che Guevara Mausoleum and monument and much more.

For a draft itinerary please email drea@globalexchange.org

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey this spring with our Flora and Fauna Tour, and an exploration of the profound impacts of climate change and development on one of the Caribbean’s most biologically dense islands — Cuba!

Engage with experts in birding, botany, sustainable development, and marine biology as we delve into the island’s rich biodiversity.

Highlights of your adventure include visits to Cuba’s national botanical garden in Havana, the tobacco-growing region of Viñales, and the enchanting orchid gardens of Soroa. Immerse yourself in meaningful conversations with professors of environmental education, preservation experts, urban and rural farmers, tobacco growers, and environmental conservationists.

Discover the natural wonders of Cuba through visits to several national parks, UNESCO heritage sites, and Cayo Levisa to gain insights into coastal preservation efforts. This journey isn’t just about nature; it’s an opportunity to delve into Cuba’s history and culture, explore organic urban gardening initiatives, and engage with important community projects that contribute to the island’s vibrant tapestry.

Join us for an unforgettable experience that combines the beauty of Cuba’s flora and fauna with an exploration of its history, culture, and environmental initiatives.

For questions or a draft itinerary please contact drea@globalexhange.org

Overview

Embark on an extraordinary journey with us as we uncover the allure of Cuba’s Architecture, Arts, and vibrant culture. Join our people-to-people trip for a unique opportunity to engage with Cuban professionals, delving into discussions about the island’s architecture and development. Gain insights into the multifaceted impact of US/Cuba relations from diverse Cuban perspectives.

Our adventure kicks off in the enchanting capital of Havana, where the city’s pulse beats with history, art, and a lively cultural spirit. From the iconic Malecón to the historic plazas of Old Havana, immerse yourself in the architectural tapestry that defines this vibrant city.

As we traverse the Cuban landscape, our journey takes us to colonial gems like Cienfuegos and Trinidad. These charming towns, frozen in time, offer a backdrop for meaningful city tours where you’ll unravel the secrets of their past. Engage with local historians, meet urban planners shaping the future, and absorb the captivating rhythm of live music echoing through the streets.

The heart of our trip lies in the rich tapestry of Cuban arts. Experience the soulful melodies of Cuban music, feel the infectious energy of traditional dance, and witness artistic expressions that reflect the island’s cultural vibrancy. This immersive journey goes beyond the surface, allowing you to connect with the local community and experience Cuba in a way that transcends the ordinary tourist experience.

Join us on this cultural odyssey where every step unveils a new layer of Cuba’s beauty and history. From the bustling streets of Havana to the cobblestone alleys of colonial towns, this trip promises a kaleidoscope of experiences. Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this unforgettable exploration of Cuba’s unique architecture, arts, and vibrant culture.

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Embark on a transformative journey with Global Exchange as you join us for a People-to-People solidarity delegation to Cuba. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Cuban life, fostering connections and deepening your understanding through meaningful encounters with individuals from diverse sectors.

Explore their advancements in Biotechnology and medicine by engaging with Cuban professionals actively shaping the future of healthcare. Delve into Cuba’s web of economic intricacies by meeting with an economist and discussing the profound impact of sanctions on various facets of the Cuban economy.

Gain insights into the social fabric of Cuba by visiting a sociologist and exploring the phenomenon of ‘brain drain,’ unraveling the complexities surrounding emigration and its implications. Journey to a poly clinic, where you’ll gain valuable perspectives on healthcare systems and how Cuba provides care for its people.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Cuban culture through visits to community projects, cultural spaces featuring dance, music, art, and religion. Experience the heart of Cuban agriculture at an organic farm, witnessing sustainable practices and understanding their significance.

A highlight of your adventure will be a special visit with a neighborhood organizing committee, offering a unique insight into how Cubans organize locally and navigate daily life. Through these diverse encounters, you’ll forge connections, broaden your perspective, and contribute to a global exchange of ideas and solidarity. This journey promises to be a unique blend of education, cultural immersion, and the forging of meaningful connections with the people of Cuba.

Overview

Embark on a transformative journey with Global Exchange as you join us for a People-to-People solidarity delegation to Cuba. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Cuban life, fostering connections and deepening your understanding through meaningful encounters with individuals from diverse sectors.

Explore their advancements in Biotechnology and medicine by engaging with Cuban professionals actively shaping the future of healthcare. Delve into Cuba’s web of economic intricacies by meeting with an economist and discussing the profound impact of sanctions on various facets of the Cuban economy.

Gain insights into the social fabric of Cuba by visiting a sociologist and exploring the phenomenon of ‘brain drain,’ unraveling the complexities surrounding emigration and its implications. Journey to a poly clinic, where you’ll gain valuable perspectives on healthcare systems and how Cuba provides care for its people.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Cuban culture through visits to community projects, cultural spaces featuring dance, music, art, and religion. Experience the heart of Cuban agriculture at an organic farm, witnessing sustainable practices and understanding their significance.

A highlight of your adventure will be a special visit with a neighborhood organizing committee, offering a unique insight into how Cubans organize locally and navigate daily life. Through these diverse encounters, you’ll forge connections, broaden your perspective, and contribute to a global exchange of ideas and solidarity. This journey promises to be a unique blend of education, cultural immersion, and the forging of meaningful connections with the people of Cuba.

Join us as we celebrate New Year’s in Cuba and commemorate the Anniversary of the Triumph of the Cuban Revolution!

Embark on an unforgettable journey as we delve into the charm and vibrancy of Havana and Trinidad. Our days will be filled with enriching people-to-people experiences, including engaging with local Cubans through community projects, meeting small business owners, conversing with an economist, biking around the city, exploring urban gardens, and learning about Afro-Cuban culture and traditions. We’ll ring in the New Year and honor the Cuban Revolution’s 66th anniversary with a delightful dinner accompanied by music!

On New Year’s Day, we’ll venture to Trinidad, a UNESCO Heritage Site known for its Spanish Colonial architecture. Here, we’ll wander the cobblestone streets, delve into the arts, culture, and history of the town. A highlight of this trip will be our visit to a local community gathering, where we will visit with Cuban’s in their neighborhood providing insight into grassroots organization.

Returning to Havana, we’ll stop at Santa Clara to explore Che Guevara’s legacy before concluding our trip with additional cultural visits and an exchange with an esteemed educator involved in Cuba’s historic Literacy Brigades.

For further details, please contact drea@globalexchange.org to request a draft itinerary.