Location
  • Cuba
Term
J-Term, Maymester, Winter
Subject Areas
Agriculture Conservation and Preservation Cultural Studies Earth Sciences Ecology Environmental Studies Field Studies Geography Global Studies Hispanic Studies International Relations Natural Sciences Social Sciences Sustainable Development +4

Program Details

Program Type
Direct EnrollmentFaculty LedProviderStudent Tour
Degree Level
Bachelors Masters PhD.
Housing
Apartment Dormitory Host Family
Language
English

Pricing

Starting Price
3850
Price Details
Tuition: $3850 USD *We encourage you to fundraise part of your tuition to get more of your community involved. Your tuition not only funds your learning experience, but also helps support our non-profit work.

What’s included? Tuition Includes instruction and guest lecturers, accommodation, meals, in-country transportation, site visits, specified activities. Not included: Fee for PSU college credit ($500)*, airfare, additional snacks, and activities not included in itinerary. Activities may be adjusted at the discretion of Ecothropic.

Are payment plans and financial aid available? Yes! Please schedule a call with us.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Classes Meals Transportation Visa
What's Included (Extra)

Tuition Includes instruction and guest lecturers, accommodation, meals, in-country transportation, site visits, specified activities. Activities may be adjusted at the discretion of Ecothropic.

What's Not Included
Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance Wifi
What's Not Included (Extra)

Fee for PSU college credit ($500)*, airfare, additional snacks, and activities not included in itinerary.

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About Program

Do you want to be part of the solution? Ecothropic will give you experience and skills in sustainability and regeneration you need to work with (and to lead) the world’s best businesses and organizations.

In the words of a student: “The trip to Cuba was an incredible, life-changing experience that was unique to Ecothropic. We learned about agroecology, watersheds, and how Cuba’s government affected how Cuban’s responded to climate change. We considered challenging questions about how to apply what we learned and change the consciousness of our communities back home. With the small group size, we had intimate discussions within the group and individual interactions with the people we met...a unique inside look, full of local knowledge, at a country that few Americans have gotten to see and the grassroots agriculture that has grown up in Cuba’s unique circumstances.” Join us for a one-of-a-kind experience during 8 days in Cuba and earn 4 quarter credits.

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Program Highlights

  • APPLY for January BEFORE NOV 21!
  • Earn 4 quarter credits of transferable college credit
  • 8 day program in January and May
  • Understand climate issues and how to be part of the solution
  • Maximum 10 students

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  • Academics 4.5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Housing 5
  • Safety 4.5
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jessica
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Climate Resilience in Cuba

In May 2019 and February 2020, I traveled with Ecothropic to eastern Cuba, and I learned more in those two trips than in 20 years of research. I have spent most of my professional career researching and reading about resilience - what does it mean? what does it look like? - how is it related to climate change adaptation? These questions have guided a lot of my professional work for nearly the past two decades. The trip to Cuba, the people we met, and the stories we heard defined resilience in a way that no peer-reviewed journal article or conference proceedings has been able to capture. For me, I learned what resilience IS. I witnessed it. I felt it. Now, I know what resilience is, because of my experience on the Cuba trip. Thank you Britt for this mind-expanding learning adventure!

Pros
  • In-depth learning
  • Meeting new people
  • Authentic look at Cuban life
4 people found this review helpful.
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Lucy
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

A Real Look at Community Living

I learned that it is important to understand a system before engaging with it, whether it is an ecosystem or a person... Cuba showed me what people can do by relying on each other. Cuba being a small island that has been truncated financially by the United States is a real example of resilience and community driven solutions. Because of their limited resources, Cubans must make use of everything with as much efficiency as possible and maintain the quality of their resources over time. This results in amazing solutions and innovations for agriculture such as crop rotations and water management solutions. Ecothropic showcases these unique and resourceful aspects of Cuba through direct access to the people creating them. Which is the most valuable way of learning in my opinion.

Pros
  • Dancing
  • Welcoming Culture
Cons
  • Not long enough in Cuba
5 people found this review helpful.

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