Cuba: Art, Culture, & People

Uncover Cuba's heart and soul

Come face-to-face with the lifestyle and culture of Cuba. Take a ride through Havana’s historic quarter in classic 1950s convertibles, visit a cigar factory to learn about Cuba’s famous cigar industry, and tour La Finca Vigia, home of author Ernest Hemmingway. Learn a few Afro-Cuban dance steps from a professional dance troupe and delight in a soul-stirring concert at the Teatro de Cienfuegos. Meet artist Jose Fuster at his home and art studio, the brilliantly colorful Casa Fuster, where you can see his mosaic work on all surfaces.

Allow this trip to educate you about education and healthcare in modern day Cuba. Journey out to the countryside of Pinar del Río to visit an elementary school in the village of Las Terrazas; experience Cuba’s healthcare firsthand at a maternity home where medical staff will educate you about the healthcare system; meet residents of a home for senior citizens and talk with the nuns who run the facility; tour the University of Havana campus and discuss higher education with a school representative.

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Trip Name: Cuba: Art, Culture, & People
Date: February 24–March 4, 2019
Tour Operator: AHI
Price: From $4,995 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare not included.

IU experts who inspire

Joining you on this trip is two-time Grammy winner Sylvia McNair, who received her master of music with distinction​ from IU in 1983. ​For 35 years, she has traveled the world singing on the biggest and best stages from Carnegie Hall and the Metropolitan Opera to the Berlin Philharmonic and the Salzburg Festival.

Since 2002, Sylvia has been turning her love for singing towards the American Songbook, those popular and enduring songs from the 1920s to the 1950s that were created for​ the​ Broadway Theater and Hollywood films. Sylvia recently retired from IU, having joined the voice faculty at the Jacobs​ School of Music in 2006.


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