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Quaker Service Trip to Cuba

Term To Study: Winter-Break 2013
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2012
Program Starts: Jan 03, 2013
Program Ends: Jan 30, 2014
Major 1: Social Work
Subject 1:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Provider
Program Fee: $3,600
Link 1: Quaker Service Trip to Cuba
Contact Phone: 765-962-7573
Contact Name: Terri Johns
Contact Email:
What is Included: Airfare, food, housing, on-site transportation
What is not Included: Personal expenses
Program Description

Friends United Meeting (FUM) sponsors this experiential immersion into Cuban culture, language, history and Quaker peace. It is designed to take students on both a journey of cultural awareness and a spiritual journey. Daily meeting for worship is required. Students partner with Cubans to learn basic communication skills, visit local establishments, homes and churches, and to participate in local festivals while absorbing cultural etiquette and awareness. Students will also join in a work project several days each week doing challenging but unskilled physical labor. Independent side trips are not allowed and all participants are expected to refrain from smoking and alcoholic consumption. Interest in community building and group cohesion is essential for participants in this project. FUM leader onsite.

Location: Holguin and Las Tunuas, Cuba.

Course: 50012, GST 250 007 - 4 credits, Credit/No credit.

Application: Stage 1 at Study Abroad website; stage 2 is a required interview with study abroad staff. $500 deposit.

Cost: $3600 includes airfare from Greensboro, food and lodging.

Quick Facts

Population: 11075244
Capital: Havana
Per-capita GDP: $ 9900
Size: 110860 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 05:00 hours) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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Guilford College Study Abroad Office