Travel to Cuba with the LAII and LACC for a “A Revolutionary Perspective on Education”

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July 14-23, 2017
“The LAII and LACC are pleased to announce a special international program designed specifically for educators: “Cuba: A Revolutionary Perspective on Education.”  We are offering a special rate to educators, which makes this one of the least expensive programs to Cuba offered anywhere in the country. Moreover, as Cuba becomes a more accessible tourist destination, we expect that in-country expenses will only continue to increase – which means that this may be one of the least expensive programs for years to come!
 
We are subsidizing the costs of this program because we are committed to fostering international awareness among educators and providing them with the resources they need to bring international awareness into their classrooms.
 
Lastly, we ask for your help in spreading the news about this program! Please forward this email to your friends and colleagues.
 
Overview 
Join Florida International University and The University of New Mexico for a 9-day trip to Cuba in which we’ll focus on educational practice and philosophy on the island. We’ll visit museums with stunning collections, meet with grassroots organizations working on literacy, environmental science, and the humanities, interact with k-12 teachers and administrators, tour university campuses and meet with professors, and dialogue with community members about the role of society and culture in education.

Through these exchanges we will explore themes of literacy education, alternative learning models, teacher education, culturally relevant pedagogy, and civic engagement and social responsibility. We will explore various districts in and around Havana as part of the planned itinerary, and free evenings will allow participants additional time to explore on their own. The program kicks off on July 14, 2017 in Miami, FL, with a one-day educational training session led by FIU Cuban Studies experts. In addition to bringing all participants together, the session will provide a basic foundation on Cuba and contextualize the issues and topics that will be examined while abroad.
 
Expenses
PRACTICING EDUCATORS RECEIVE A SPECIAL RATE OF $2,195.
The sponsoring institutions have partially subsidized the program in order to make the trip more financially accessible for practicing educators. This includes administrators, teachers, educational aides, or librarians of private, public, or charter K-12 schools and faculty within a College of Education or Teacher Education program. This subsidy is made available with the support of the institutions’ U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center grants. As a result of grant guidelines, non-educators are not eligible for this subsidy and must pay the complete program fee of $2,695.
$2,195 includes double occupancy accommodations at Hotel Bosque in Havana (single occupancy available for additional $200 fee); breakfast and either lunch or dinner every day; ground transportation for all programmed activities in Cuba; entrance fees for programmed activities (unless otherwise indicated on the itinerary); guides and translation for programmed activities; and health insurance. There are additional costs not included in the program fee. Please the program guide for more information.
 
Important Deadlines 
$500 non-refundable deposit due April 14, 2017, along with a completed registration form. Balance of full payment due May 12, 2017, along with signed risks and conditions form.
 
More Information
For more complete details regarding program costs and itinerary, see our program guide. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A $500 non-refundable deposit will secure your seat. For questions or to apply, contact us:
 

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