Harvard students set to enjoy trip to Cuba on back of US Embassy opening

Posted: 16-Nov-15 18:34

As relations between the United States and Cuba continue to improve, a group of Harvard students are set to enjoy a unique trip to the island in Spring 2016.

Harvard students set to enjoy trip to Cuba on back of US Embassy opening

The improvement in diplomatic relations between the United States and Cub has been very welcome for numerous sources; not least those wish to travel to the island to experience its dazzling culture and stunning architecture first hand.

And now students across America look set to have the opportunity to tour Cuba through a Harvard-affiliated study programme and a proposed Spring Break cultural visit.

Whilst unlicensed tourism for American traveller to Cuba is still prohibited, the opening of the US Embassy on the island – for the first time in more than 50 years – has given rise to new hope that travel between the two countries is set to be given the green light.

There are 12 categories that approve travel to Cuba, and one of these – the educational license – has facilitated the growth of the Cuban Study Abroad programme offered by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. And the associate director of programs at the college, Erin Goodman, has said that interest in the course of study has never been more piqued; largely because of the possibility for families to legally visit their loved ones during the fall semester for the first time.

There's further good news for students in the United States: the Cuba Candela tour programme will enable young learners to travel to the island during the Spring Break period.

Cuba Candela was founded by Harvard Business School student Chad Olin, and next year several Harvard students will be invited to travel to the island thanks to the educational license that has been granted to the programme.

One young student who plans to travel with the group is Hope Patterson, an English major at Harvard, who sees the trip as:

"... one of the only chances I'll actually get to see it. I'm an English major and Hemmingway is my favorite author ever."

She continued:

"He wrote a ton of stuff in Cuba. We're going to see his house and drink in places he drank. The English nerd in me is excited."


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