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Program Description:
Faculty Leader: Elona Casady (elona.casady@pcc.edu)

Dates: June 24 – July 8, 2018

Location: Havana, Cuba

Course: HE264 Health, Food Systems, and the Environment

Credits: 3

Program Type: standalone

Application Deadline: February 15, 2018

Estimated Program Fee: $3,860 + tuition

Please Note: program details and fee may change in the coming months.

Program Description

This program will provide an immersive, global learning environment for students to study topics related to food supply, agriculture, the environment, and health in Cuba, looking at the differences in food supplies and systems and how they impact nutrition.

Program Highlights
  • Guest lectures
  • Guided tour and lunch at Organoponico Alamar
  • Visit to the National Botanical Garden of Cuba and lunch at eco-restaurant El Bambu
  • Visit to agro-markets, bodegas, and supermarkets in the Vedado neighborhood
  • Tour of organic farm Finca Tungasuk in Artemisa, Cuba
  • Visit with local students researching Cuban health/diet
  • Overnight excursion to Las Terrazas and Vinales
  • Four-night excursion to La Picadora and Santa Clara
  • Day trip to Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs)
  • Walking tours and museums, such as the Museum of the Revolution
  • Salsa lesson

Included in Program
  • Housing for entirety of program
  • 17 Co-curricular/cultural activities
  • Some meals (daily breakfasts, some lunches and dinners)
  • Airport pickup/drop-off
  • In-country transportation related to program
  • Museum/park entry fees
  • On-site orientation & online pre-departure orientation
  • International insurance
  • On-site support services
  • 24/7 emergency support throughout program

Not Included in Program
  • Round-trip airfare between Portland and Cuba
  • Non-programmed meals
  • Personal spending money
  • New or renewal of passport if needed


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/21/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.