2014 Cuba Educational and Policy Trip

Date: 24 - 31 May 2014

Cost: Members $5800, Non-members $6100* *includes 1-year membership to the Institute Price quoted is for a double room. For a single room there is a $400 supplement Contact: Chandler Martin

From May 24th to 31st, 2014, the Institute will convene a delegation to explore policy in Havana and surrounding areas. The trip is a week of immersion in Cuban government, business, art, and culture as legally licensed educational travelers. The program will be led by Ambassador Charles Shapiro, President of the Institute and formerly Coordinator of Cuban Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Few in our generation have been inside Cuba, and even fewer have had the inside access now being offered to you by the Institute. The Institute is offering an insider’s perspective to life in Cuba and the Cuba-US relationship. Participants will meet with high-ranking government officials, hear from entrepreneurs in the Cuban private sector, learn from professional Cuban artists and musicians and convene with diplomats and economists familiar with the intricacies of the island. Don’t miss this opportunity to study Cuban policy through the lens of the people and places that make it unique.

Visits will be conducted in English or will have interpretation available.

Because of the lead time required arranging the necessary legal paperwork, the deadline for registration is March 20. A $1000 deposit is due at that time. Final payments are due April 1. Participant fees include:

  • Accommodations in 4- or 5-star hotels
  • Ground transportation
  • All meals and cocktails included in the agenda
  • Admissions to all items on the agenda, including museums, tours, galleries and performances
  • Full-time escort by English-speaking organizers
  • Local guides
  • Requisite Cuban insurance
  • Cuban visa
  • Compliance with U.S. Treasury Department regulations

Airfare to Miami is not included, nor is the Cuban departure tax (25CUC).

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