Summer in Cuba
June 5 - 18, 2016
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
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.
In order to apply for this program, please click on the link above that says, "Summer 2016 Brochure and Application". Please follow the instructors to apply for the program. We accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Questions? Please use the contact information to the right.
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