A mixture of turmoil, tragedy, and triumphs, Cuba is truly an ‘island of the world’.
Cuba’s history is a mixture of turmoil, tragedy, and triumphs. Envoys has designed this program for students to delve into the past and present of the island, applying theoretical frameworks to development and politics to analyze what they see occurring around them. Discovering what it means to live in a centralized economy, as well as one cut off from the engine of the world’s financial system, presents a tremendous challenge for participants, as well as a truly unique opportunity to develop fact-based perspectives on the world around them.
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“We had an amazing program. It was a biology teacher’s dream and Felipe and his crew couldn’t have been more thorough and professional to work with. Thanks for all of your efforts to organize an unforgettable experience for us all.”— Gerry , Traveling Faculty, LCC Colombia 2016
“Envoys carefully constructed an educational trip for students that purposefully engaged them to think, reflect, act, and enjoy. The travel logistics were always well-planned, and I had peace of mind knowing that my teen-aged daughter was in safe, responsible, and caring hands.”— Alice T. , Parent, Deerfield South Korea 2015
“Many student groups participate in ‘Voluntourism’. This trip did not attempt that, but rather funneled the collective energy of each member into meaningful, mutually beneficial cultural interactions. Thank you so much for this unforgettable and transformational experience.”— Altana , Student, Friends Seminary South Africa 2016