Cuba: An Economic Evolution
Immerse yourself in bright, beautiful Cuba while studying this Caribbean country’s changing economic policy.
About the Program
Get a front-row seat to the evolution of Cuba’s economy and society as part of this two-week study abroad course, which focuses on food security, environmental sustainability and the potential transition to a market economy open to global trade.
This course provides you with an opportunity to explore a country in economic transition and to gain a greater understanding of international economics, policy and trade, agriculture and the environment.
Topics covered include:
- Cuban agriculture
- Cuban history
- Cuban economics & policy
- Cuban health care system & diet
- Cuban farming polices & practices
Site visits include:
- Field trips to organic farms
- The National Botanical Garden of Cuba
- Agro-markets, bodegas and supermarkets
- Rice and fruit farms
- A local health clinic in Havana
- Coffee and tobacco farms including a tobacco rolling demonstration
- Museum of the Revolution
- Fábricade Arte Cubano
- Antique car tour
- Chop shop visits
After spending time in Havana, you’ll travel to the rural farming community of La Picadora, where you’ll get hands-on experience interacting with local producers and engaging in community farming activities.