Sustainable Summer: High School Summer Abroad in Cuba

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Our Cuba program is ideal for students with a strong interest in environmental sustainability, and particularly those who are curious to understand how Cuba can integrate into the global economy while still preserving its rich cultural history. The program has a special emphasis on cultural sustainability and questions of economic justice, and is a great option for students that have an interest in the creative arts, issues of cultural preservation in the face of global economic forces, and themes connected to human-environment interaction.

You’ll learn about Cuba’s fascinating cultural and political history
You’ll interact with the Cuban people daily
You’ll dance and sing and get caught up in the magic of Cuba’s arts scene

The 2-week program visits Havana, the colonial city Trinidad and its nearby nature reserves, and the verdant countryside of rural Cuba, where farming communities and ecologically important reserves blend seamlessly into the colorful cultural landscape.

  • Explore La Habana Cuba's enchanting capital where new meets old like nowhere else in the world
  • Learn Cuban sustainable agricultural practices and culinary traditions in a 5-day farming and cooking apprenticeship
  • Discover self-sufficient communities and cascading waterfalls in rural Cuba

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About Sustainable Summer

Sustainable Summer prepares today's teens to become environmental leaders. Our programs blend environmental education in remarkable places - from an organic farm in Cuba to the wilds of the Amazon rainforest to a rural school in the Himalaya - with...