Education in Cuba Trip
Cuban American Friendship Society
Depart U.S. and arrive at José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba. Check into your hotel and enjoy a sunset tour of Old Havana followed by dinner and an evening at leisure.
Free all day with an optional tour of Old Havana,11 - 3. Welcome dinner at the 1810 Restaurant on the Malecón in Havana. Transportation will be provided.
Tour the Center for Psychology and Sociology, a beautiful historic mansion used for classes. Attend a reception and learn about the week ahead. After lunch at El Catedral, free afternoon and evening.
Tour a Havana primary school and middle school. After lunch at Cafe Song, visit Museo de Alfabetización, which describes the 1961 literacy campaign involving 100,000 youth who volunteered to teach reading and writing in the countryside. Free rest of day and evening
Tour the historic University of Havana. Founded in 1728, it is the oldest university in Cuba and one of the oldest in the Americas. Meet with education faculty (tentative). Lunch at La Esquina de Cuba in Old Havana. Visit a college preparatory high school. Free rest of afternoon and evening.
Visit Escuela Castellana, a school / center for students with developmental disabilities. Lunch at La Calle del Medio restaurant. Return to CIP for meetings with teachers & principals of primary and middle schools.Rest of afternoon and evening at leisure.
Visit Escuela Technical San Ignacio, a technical school for non-college bound students. Meet with faculty and
administrators. Lunch at Destinos restaurant. Discussion with Michael Weissenstein, Caribbean AP Bureau Chief, regarding his experiences living in, and reporting from, Cuba (tentative). Rest of the day free.
Bid farewell to Havana and leave for an early morning departure from José Martí International Airport and head home.