Educational People-to-People Programs

"The core of public diplomacy is, I believe, people-to-people programs."
Secretary Karen Hughes, Under-Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, G.W. Bush Administration, 11 June 2006.


This is a small group, inter-disciplinary, people-to-people, educational program.  The purpose of these programs is to provide the participants the opportunity compare and contrast the work environment, quality of life, social programs, political structure and policies, economic policy and structure, environment and culture that they are familiar with those of Cuba and to create fellowship with the Cuban peoples. The program provides and opportunities to comparing and contrasting the work environment, quality of life, social programs, economic and political structures and policies, environment, and culture that you are familiar with, to those of Cuba.  It is an opportunity to strengthen your knowledge to better enable you to participate in important public policy discussion on a wide range of topics that affect your life.  Day-to-day, on an ongoing basis throughout the program there will be opportunities to meet people, small group discussion with Cubans and excursions and presentations on history, architecture, culture, ethnic diversity, social systems, gender rights and roles, politics, agriculture, mining, industry, fisheries, music, language, religion, geology, botany, and ecology.  To increase the people-to-people contact with Cuban society and educational value of the program, the primary modes of travel are bicycle and walking, supported by a vehicle.

(More information - Program Overview)

(More information - Program Factsheet)

(More information - Program Registration)

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