Cuba Cultural Pluralism & Sustainable Agriculture

May 13 – 26, 2018

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Cuban agriculture, foods, peoples, and places! Study current food and fiber production reminiscent of 1950s US agriculture. Engage with a diverse and vibrant culture that maintains an organic and sustainable agricultural environment. This program helps you gain cultural perspective and broadens your knowledge of an international society. Importance is placed on living and working in a global, pluralistic society, and developing communicative approaches for solving technical and social problems. Cuba’s variety of plants, animals, foods, and customs greatly facilitate learning about cultural pluralism and sustainable agriculture. Explore Cuba’s agro-ecology, urban farms, vegetable, coffee, sugar, and tobacco production, farmer’s markets, museums and classic cars. Experience sandy beaches and tropical hikes. This program is open to all majors.

Application Deadline: October 12, 2017

Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

Faculty Leader: Dr. Gary Wingenbach
Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications

Study Abroad Advisor: Elizabeth Rugel

All students are required to take at least 3 credit hours to participate in this program.

ALED 422: Culture Pluralism in Agriculture ( 3 cr.)

ALED 485: Directed Studies ( 3 cr.)

SCSC 489: Sustainable Agriculture in Cuba (3 cr., led by Dr. Steve Hague, SCSC)


Open to ALL majors

Good academic standing

No prerequisites required

Students must attend all Study Abroad program-specific meeting(s)


Tour Old Havana, Museum of the Revolution, etc.

Visit sugar, coffee, and tobacco farms

Cultural activities in Varadero, Viñales, and Santa Clara

Enjoy tropical beaches, forests, etc.



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