Cuba is…

… an island of contradictions floating amidst a sea of debate and obscured by clouds of confusion and misinformation. While Cuba is geographically our nearest neighbor in the Caribbean it is ideologically and politically remote. The island of Cuba is close but the idea of Cuba is often distant. This site seeks to bring the essence of Cuba a little bit closer by exploring the details and contradictions that make this country unique.

Check out what students of past trips have said:

View blog entry by 2014 Cuba participant Josh Fleming on “Apple Pie and Pineapple Sorbet: US and Cuban Nationalism”.

This website resulted from a course given by Professor Jan Knippers Black of at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.  Thank you for your support and guidance!