Cuba - Dancing, school cooperation and friendship

With its distinctive history and unique culture, Cuba is an obvious destination for learners with an interest in a different culture.

 

Since 1959, Cuba has more or less lived separately from the rest of the world. Therefore, the country is almost like a time pocket, which makes it a very interesting place to visit. The culture is distinctive and unique, and especially the Cuban dance and music are second to none. African, Spanish and American culture has given a dynamic mix, in which the salsa has become famous and loved on dance floors worldwide.
We will work with the country's history, and try to dance salsa and get Spanish lessons. In addition, we will prepare the various visits to Cuba. For most of our visit we will be staying in Havana, where we will visit a school and a youth club focusing on music and dance. We will also be having salsa lessons with local instructors. In addition, we will visit the city of Trinidad on the south side of the island. It is (like Havana's old town) on the UN World Heritage List, as it is one of the world's best-preserved Spanish colonial cities from that period. Here it is possible to take a trip on horseback, to visit a very beautiful natural area with low mountains, sugar cane fields and waterfalls.

UN's Sustainable development goals 

Despite the fact that ordinary Cubans have a low living standard, the level of education in Cuba is quite high. Education is free and they focus on everyone having the opportunity to acquire knowledge. Therefore, we will look at UN Worldwide No. 4, Quality Education - The goal is interesting to explore in a country of Communist rule: Does the strategy actually work? What do the young Cubans think? We will also look at goal number 10 - Reduced inequality - We must reduce inequalities in and between countries. That goal is built into the Communist ideology, but how is the economic inequality in Cuba actually and what consequences has the United States trade embargo had in relation to Cuba's global economic status.

Activities and excursions:

  • Tour around ”Old Havana”
  • Visit school in Havana
  • Homestay with learners from the International School of Havana
  • Dance lessons
  • A trip to Trinidad or Viñales
  • Horseback riding in the mountains
  • UN World Heritage places
  • Visit a Cigar factory
  • Visits which fits the learners' projects

If you like music, dance and wants to collaborate with young people from a different culture and are motivated to communicate with other young people who are not necessarily good at English, Cuba is something for you.

Safety 

According to the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs "The general safety in Cuba is relatively good and stable, however, the amount of theft is comprehensive".  We have been in the country two times and we have not had any issues with theft. 

Also, it is not safe to drink the water in Cuba. 

Vaccinations

Diphtheria and Tetanus and Hepatitis A.

Economy

Self-payment is approx. 10.500 DKK.
1. rate 7.000 2. rate 3.500 + possible collective cancellation insurance (350 DKK)

 

 

 

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