Social Welfare and Sustainability in Cuba 2016

Social Welfare and Sustainability in Cuba

Educational Cuba Tour for University Professors and Students

May 27 – June 5, 2016

Havana, Matanzas and Artemisa provinces

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  This program will provide a close look at vital issues facing Cuba today with a focus on (1) sustainable social and environmental policy and practice and the integration of the two in Cuba; (2) clinical practice in terms of family, child and adolescent intervention and therapy; issues of gender, race and class in Cuba as they impact the practice of Social Welfare.

  Participants will have the opportunity to interact with official policy makers, directors of programs, and a variety of practitioners with a range of social work and other disciplinary training. The program will include engagement with urban and rural Cuban citizens in a variety of formal and informal settings as well as a variety of cultural activities.

  Through site visits, presentations and discussions, participants will be presented with Cuba's perspective on the issues and encouraged to think critically about how these perspectives relate to the US – our work as social workers, and to society in general, as well as how Cuban and US social workers can learn from each other… and of course, how we, as US citizens, can help to bridge the gaps so that we can work together for the well-being of our clients, communities, countries, world and planet.

Social Welfare and Sustainability in Cuba 2016 Sample Program 

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If you have any questions on the program and/or  logistics for the delegation, please email Pam Montanaro, Coordinator for Eco Cuba Network or call 510-318-4910.

For articles and videos on Social Welfare and Sustainability in Cuba, check out our Resources on Social Welfare in Cuba page.

For articles and videos on Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development in Cuba, check out our ECN Resources page.

Program/in-Cuba accommodations/logistics fee:

       (16 or more participants)  $2600 

       (15 or fewer participants) $2700


  • Double room accommodations in 3-4 star hotel and 2 meals per day*
  • Full program
  • Tour guide and translator for all scheduled events
  • Transportation to all scheduled events
  • Honoraria to all host speakers, organizations and communities
  • Preparatory educational materials

* Single Supplement is $350

Program/in-Cuba logistics fee does not include:

  • Bottled Water and other beverages
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel staff, guide and driver
  • Optional evening cultural activities
  • Personal expenses

Flight Package fee

  $500 – 550  


  • Round trip airfare Miami to Havana (approximately $425-450 as of winter-spring 2016)
  • Required Cuban health insurance (included in fare)
  • Cuban visa $75


How to Register:

Please complete and submit the registration form below to Pam Montanaro. Please email or call Pam at 510-318-4910 with any questions about this Cuba tour.

ECN Marazul Educational People to People Tour Application Form 2016

Social Welfare and Sustainability in Cuba 2016 Orientation Packet.

Cuba travel for Eco Cuba Network tours, including the flight, visa and required Cuban health insurance, is arranged by Marazul Charters, a licensed Cuba Travel Service Provider with over 40 years experience arranging Cuba travel for professional, educational, cultural, and "people to people" delegations to research every aspect of Cuban life.

Your application and non-refundable deposit of $500 are due. Payments by Mastercard, Visa and Discover are welcome. Full payment is due 6 weeks before departure.

Participants should allow at least $50 per day for personal expenses and non-covered items, the flight to Miami from your home city, and one overnight stay in Miami the night before departure for Cuba.

Eco Cuba Network is a project of the Green Cities Fund

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