Winter Break Programs

Our programs vary from year to year. Come see us in Cloud 212 (Ocean Campus) for more information on upcoming programs.

Winter Break 2014-2015



December 26, 2014 - January 8, 2015

The 2014-2015 Program is Full.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for the 2015-2016 Program, please contact Jill Heffron at 415-239-3778 or email her at and ask to be added to the mailing list.

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, professors and students. 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, learn about the Afro-Cuban religions in Santiago de Cuba, and 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, local universities, and during city and provincial tours. 

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