In Cuba: Connect with pioneering women in health, medicine & biotech; the arts; law and parliament; social and environmental sciences; the cooperative movement; NGOs and the expanding private sector. They’ll tell you about their work, lives and evolving roles in Cuba today. You’ll also meet activists working for a gender-inclusive society.

These women will take you where they work and lead—whether the biotech center that developed a novel lung cancer therapy or a dance studio emblematic of new public-private partnerships in Cuba. You’ll have an inside look at national sex education efforts, their leaders and struggles. And visit a fascinating women-led cooperative outside the capital, then on to Old Havana, where private businesses are folded into renovation of this World Heritage Site. Plus your choice of captivating evening performances.


Dates & accommodations:

Travel Sunday, June 2 to Cuba, returning home Saturday, June 8. You’ll stay at the 5-star Hotel Meliá Habana and spend most of the week in the Cuban capital (it’s the city’s 500th anniversary, so lots is going on culturally!) plus a day in the rural province of Artemisa, west of Havana.


For the full six nights and seven days, cost is $3050-$3250 per person in double rooms or
$3525-$3725 for a single (final price depends on numbers traveling, always under 20).

This includes: services of Marazul Travel Agency in the US, Cuban academic visa, Hotel Meliá
Habana with breakfast, all lunches, full itinerary of site visits and encounters, airport transfers
in Cuba and transportation to programmed activities, expert translation, and a guide from
AMISTUR Cuban travel agency for logistics.

Also on hand: a professor from Havana’s National School of Public Health. Airfare not included.

Leading the group: MEDICC Representative

Kathleen G. Hower,

Executive-in-Residence, Graduate School of Public &
International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. A native of the city,
Kathleen is founder of Global Links, a pioneering organization
recognized by PAHO for its contribution to health in the Americas.
Kathleen has also received exemplary leadership awards from
universities, NGO forums and international organizations.

Your trip is legal

Under the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control
(OFAC) regulation 515.565(b), people-to-people educational travel, fully sponsored and
organized by MEDICC. This includes you and your family members.

For more information, contact Christian Vigil at
or at 510 854 9189.

For more about MEDICC, see and