Summer in Cuba


June 5-18, 2017

Subject to Board Approval

Cuba. The name alone evokes a hundred different reactions from citizens of the United States. Some think of it as a country defined by the U.S. blockade, or by the Castro regime. Others think of it as the materially poor, but musically rich country of the "Buena Vista Social Club". It's only a short plane ride from the United States, but a million miles away in terms of culture, history and ideology. Step into Cuba, and you step into the past, present and the future.

Join City College of San Francisco as we walk the streets of Habana Vieja, and meet with Cuban artists, farmers, intellectuals, musicians and regligious figures. Visit Cuba's museums and cultural institutions. Experience the beat of "rumba" drumming and dance. Travel by bus through Havana Province to experience rural Cuba. Visit Matanzas, known as the "Venice of Cuba"  for the seventeen bridges that cross the three rivers that traverse the city, as well as "The Athens of Cuba" for its poets. See the beautiful city of Cienfuegos, whose colonial architecture has made this town a UNESCO site. Lectures and informal discussions will be in English and will take place at cultural centers, museums, historic sites, and during city and provincial tours.

This program will provide transferable credit from CCSF for courses completed overseas.

This program is subject to CCSF Board Approval before we can accept applications. In the meantime, if you would like to be added to the mailing list for this program, please email with your name, mailing address and email address, and let Jill Heffron, the CCSF Study Abroad Program Coordinator know that you are interested in being added to the mailing list for Summer 2017 in Cuba. 

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