GROUP FIELD TRIPS
Eastern Cuba Trip
Mid-semester, the group will undertake an academic field visit to eastern Cuba. In each place visited, students will be guided by academics, local intellectuals and community members who will take them to important sites to learn about local history and contemporary community life.
At the beginning and towards the end of the semester two more weekend trips will be organized by the program. The destinations for these trips vary from semester to semester. Past trips have included visits to Santa Clara-Cienfuegos-Trinidad in the central part of Cuba or to the beautiful valley of Viñales in western Cuba.
Student Led Research Trips
The second weekend trip is student led. Students propose destinations for weekend study trips to explore different academic themes outside of Havana and are responsible for making their travel arrangements with support from CASA staff. The student organized study trips (minimum two students) allow students to expand their knowledge of Cuba beyond the capital city of Havana.
All of these tours are an integral part of the program. Dates will be confirmed before the beginning of the semester so that there is no calendar conflict with other activities.
Students should not schedule any outside activities or family visits during these dates.