The Art & Culture of Cuba

February 14 - 21, 2015 (Waitlist Only)

Join Penn Alumni Travel on a weeklong immersion in the fascinating history and warm hospitality of Cuba. Stroll the streets of atmospheric Old Havana and meet some of the country’s leading artists on visits to their studios and homes, and at private receptions.  See Ernest Hemingway’s home, Finca La Vigía, in the hilltop village of San Francisco de Paula and continue to the nearby village of Cojímar, which inspired The Old Man and the Sea. Lectures on Cuban history, society, and race relations will enhance our visit, as will specially arranged performances of dance and music and after-hours visits to prominent museums. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity!

*A mailed brochure was not sent for this tour. To be added to the waitlist for this trip or the priority reservation list for a future 2015 Cuba tour, email Janell Wisley at
*Photo credit: Josef Willems

Reservation Details

: From $5,295

Tour Operator: Academic Arrangements Abroad

Category: Land

Call: (800) 221-1944

Faculty Host

Sharon Ravitch

Sharon M. Ravitch, Ph.D. is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education where she is a Founding Co-Director of Penn’s Inter-American Educational Leadership Network and serves as the Principal Investigator of two multi-year applied development research initiatives in Nicaragua. She is Research Co-Director at the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives. Ravitch’s research integrates across the fields of qualitative research, education, applied development, cultural anthropology, and human development and has three main strands: (1) Practitioner Research as a means to engendering professional and institutional development and innovation; (2) International applied development research that works from participatory and action research approaches (projects currently in the US, Nicaragua, and India); (3) Ethnographic and participatory evaluation research. Ravitch has published three books: Reason and Rigor: How Conceptual Frameworks Guide Research (with Matthew Riggan, Sage Publications, 2012); School Counseling Principles: Diversity and Multiculturalism (American School Counselor Association Press, 2006) and Matters of Interpretation: Reciprocal Transformation in Therapeutic and Developmental Relationships with Youth (with Michael Nakkula, Jossey-Bass, 1998). She is working on her fourth book, Qualitative Research in Context: Bridging the Conceptual, Theoretical, and Methodological (Sage Publications, expected 2015). Ravitch earned two master’s degrees from Harvard University in Human Development and Psychology and in Education and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in an interdisciplinary program that combined anthropology, sociology, and education.