The Cuba Experience: a coast-to-coast exploration of food, farming and tourism

This 12-day study tour will take participants from Santiago de Cuba on the east coast, across to Havana. With stops along the way to study Cuba’s unique eco-agriculture, the emerging hospitality industry, and get an insiders’ view of a land that very few Americans have ever seen. As Cuba emerges from five generations of isolation from the United States, the trip will help students understand Cuba’s tourism and food security challenges and opportunities. The tour will focus on Cuba’s unique application of urban and organic farming – something that addresses urban poverty in other nations, including the US and will also feature unique visits to with smallholder farmers and some of the UN’s World Programme sites, as well as some of the world’s most pristine beaches and natural sites.


Summer 2018

  • Application Due: March 9th
  • Scholarship application due: February 16th
  • First payment Due: April 6th
  • Final payment due: April 20th
  • Depart for Cuba: TBA
  • Return to the U.S.: TBA
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All courses are taught in English.
Undergraduates will be registered for HUSC 5940 (3 credit hours) or AGRI 4000 (3 credit hours)
Graduate Students will be registerd for HUSC 6940 (3 credit hours)
Faculty Directors: Baker Ayoun


The program fee TBD and includes United Healthcare Global insurance, Auburn University trip cancellation insurance, transportation within Cuba, lodging, excursions, most meals and cultural visits.
$1000 non-refundable deposit (required with application).
Students are responsible for flight cost to and from Cuba (will be coordinated with the group.)
Some meal cost ($300) and the Auburn Study Abroad fee of $638 (instead of tuition).


If you do not have a passport: Please check for the nearest local passport office and forms. Application for a United States passport should be made at least 120 days in advance of your departure date. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as you know you are participating in the program. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.

Visa Notice: Visa regulations are being reviewed and updated constantly. Please check with the Faculty Director of Program Provider regarding Visa requirements.

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