The long-awaited day has arrived! We’re now one of a small number of U.S. travel providers able to work directly with providers in Cuba.
What does that mean to you? There’s no middle man. Working directly with our ground partners, we can ensure that our clients receive quality service at the best value. So, our unique, experiential itineraries meet both the government’s people-to-people requirements as well as your international program’s academic requirements.
After nearly 50 years of being closed off to U.S. travelers, what was once a mystery for most Americans is now a welcoming destination ready to be explored. The window is now open to expose student groups to the unique microcosm that is Cuba. They will feel like they are traveling back in time as they experience its brightly-painted neighborhoods, retro cars, and laid-back rhythm. Fall in love with the vibrant blend of cultures that make this country unique. Most importantly, experience Cuba through the eyes of its people, who are eager to share their country with you. For more information on why to go to Cuba, read our thoughts on the 5 Reasons to Plan a Faculty-Led Trip to Cuba.
What will students learn in Cuba?
Cuba has so much to offer for a study abroad trip. Groups can explore topics such as Ernest Hemingway’s inspiration for The Old Man and the Sea, or how salsa dancing emerged. Speak directly with the local people to learn how the world’s finest cigars are made, and what it means to live in a socialist country. Choose to incorporate cultural exchanges at a local school, biosphere reserve, or elderly care facility. Or, meet with members of Parliament and other government agencies to learn how they create, implement & challenge policy within their complex political system. For more program ideas, stay tuned for our Top 5 Fields for Study Trips in Cuba post next week.
How do you get started?
We’re excited to partner with educators to create a program that’s perfect for your students. Take a look at our Cuba page to learn more about planning a faculty-led trip. There are even some sample itineraries to help start the brainstorming process.
If you have any questions, or are ready to get started today, call (800) 235-9384 to speak with one of our tour coordinators. We look forward to assisting you!
It’s a big world. Get out there!
Your FTI Team