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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“I was incredibly impressed by the care taken by Envoys. Before we even hit the ground, there was an emphasis on comprehending impact on our destination’s environment that I appreciated..Throughout the trip, our Envoys leaders made sure that we continued to be conscious of impact. That awareness of cause and effect is something that often gets lost when traveling, and Envoys did not allow it to. During this trip, there was never a moment I did not feel safe and cared for nor a moment where I did not feel I was learning something!”— Keylee S. , Student, Dalton South Africa 2014
“I could not have been more satisfied with the performance of Envoys throughout the entire process of planning and executing this trip. All Envoys staff demonstrated the utmost professionalism and dedication, as well as knowledge and competence. I am so glad that [we] chose to partner with Envoys!”— Rick S. , Traveling Faculty, Hingham Japan 2015
“The Envoys Staff were exceptionally committed to us and to the goals of our trip. They were thoughtful, kind, caring, friendly, with great sense of humor, yet serious in their connection to the ethos of professional development that was our trip’s purpose. I was struck over and over again by how they literally RAN to be in the right place to respond to any given situation.”— Constance , Traveling Faculty, Friends Seminary Colombia 2016