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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“The Envoys staff has been amazing. I have bonded with each of them in different ways and they made the trip to Colombia nicer that I expected. Envoys helped me open myself up to interacting with the locals wherever we traveled!”— Illeana G. , Student, Deerfield Colombia 2014
“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
“I don’t think it is possible to pull a trip like the Amazon and the many activities that you directed without the sense of purpose you have, without your drive for experiential learning for teenagers. All our experiences with the Envoys team were amazing!”— Angela , Traveling Faculty, RoundSquare Colombia 2015