Cuba Travel Tour with UW-La Crosse

Cuba Travel Tour with UW-La Crosse
March 13–20, 2020

Upcoming Information Sessions

There will be two information sessions offered in December. Both sessions will provide the following:

  • Meet Omar Granados, Ph.D., faculty trip leader
  • Brief overview of Cuban history
  • Overview of the trip itnerary
  • Question and answer session

Online Session

Face-to-Face Session

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
8 p.m. CST


The online meeting will be conducted via Webex. If you are not familiar with attending Webex meetings, please click here for instructions.
If you experience any audio video issues while attempting to access the online meeting, please click here for some helpful hints.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
10 a.m. CST
The Root Note
115 - 4th Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601

Let us help you travel to Cuba!

You are still able to travel to Cuba! This program will travel under the Support for the Cuban People visa category. For more information regarding U.S. Cuba sanctions and how U.S. citizens may legally travel to Cuba, please refer to the U.S. Department of the Treasury's website.

For decades, Cuba has remained in the American imagination as the alluring, yet distant and forbidden destination only 90 miles south of Miami, where time stood still. From salsa music and the earthy smell of cigars to the bright smiles of welcoming Cubans travelling Havana in 1957 Chevys, Cuba offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness the survival of utopia, as the only socialist nation in Latin America proudly enduring an economic embargo by the U.S. since 1960.

This 8-day educational experience into Havana will offer a greater, more nuanced understanding of the socioeconomic realities of present-day Cuba through the lens of contemporary cultural representations. Omar Granados, Ph.D.—professor of Latin American Cultural Studies and a native of Havana—will guide travelers through the city’s economic, social, political life and the island’s thriving cultural scene.

Our trip to Havana will offer opportunities to visit historical sites and museums, interact with Cuban scholars and community activists, visit a Cuban hospital, an elementary school, and a community rebuilding project in the Los Sitios neighborhood of Central Havana. Our group will travel to the region of Pinar del Río to explore the UNESCO sustainable agriculture project, Las Terrazas. Get to know a Cuban family up-close by staying in bed and breakfast style accommodations in the historic Vedado neighborhood, within walking distance to all major cultural areas in the city. Time for optional activities (salsa dancing, theater, ballet, concerts, baseball game) are included in the itinerary.