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This BreakAway will celebrate the 6th anniversary of our relationship with the University of Pinar del Rio (UPR) in western Cuba and expands the prior exchanges and collaboration with faculty and students.

Dates: May 20 to June 3, 2019
Destination: Habana, Guanahacabibes National Park and more
Leaders: Bryan Arnold, Diana Grullon Garcia, Steven Gardner, Larry Zettler
Cost: $3,000 ($2,000 when a $1,000 subsidy is applied)

Max. Enrollment: 16
Credits: 2
Application Due Date: Nov. 1, 2018

Payment Schedule: Dec. 5: $1,000; Jan.5: $1,000; Feb. 5: $1,000 ($0)*

On this trip, you will participate in field experiences in one of three areas -- the ecology of Cuba, its healthcare system or photography. If you aim for the healthcare track, you will visit clinics and hospitals. On the ecology track, you will train to participate in research on bats and orchids. If you plan to study Cuba through photography, you will work with a UPR faculty member to develop a portfolio.

If you wish to practice your Spanish in a welcoming society while encountering an amazingly untouched natural world, so close and yet for decades so far from the US, this trip is for you.

Click here to learn more about this BreakAway and how to apply today!