Boston Public Schools in Cuba (April 13-19, 2019)


April 13-19, 2019

Cuba promotes the arts! – In schools and local communities, and in national life. This 7-day program introduces you to Cuba’s celebration of the arts. You’ll meet with local artists; observe their techniques; and enjoy the chance to buy paintings, sculptures, and found art. You’ll learn from Cuban artist-mentors, attend emerging-art performances – and learn why this nation is so committed to creative expression!

Over 7 days – April 13-19, 2019 – we’ll spotlight the key role of the arts in Cuba.  In this Caribbean nation, so close to our shores, curriculum from elementary school onward mandates arts instruction. Youth, elders – and everyone in between! – appreciate the centrality of art to community and national life. The Ministry of Culture runs a highly acclaimed program of education in music, the visual arts, ballet, the dramatic arts, and modern dance, sending a powerful message of support for the arts and their value.

Nationwide, 200 neighborhood cultural centers offer workshops in all branches of the arts. This emphasis on the arts results in the rich legacy that Cuba has offered to the world over several decades – international-class dancers, painters, sculptors, classical musicians, and esteemed teachers of all art forms.

You will observe the benefits of this commitment. You will learn from professional artist-mentors, and you will attend emerging-art performances during your week in the country.  You’ll learn the history and the context for contemporary Cuba’s commitment to the arts, and you’ll return home with brand-new perspectives on why a nation prioritizes the arts and their value to the human experience!



Fungai Kanogoiwa, Alterra Consulting, Inc.
Tel. (703) 549 9115 /

Aaron Casey, Alterra Consulting, Inc.
T (202) 421 4417 /

Registration, Dates & Pricing:

Registration opens on June 30, 2018.  Pricing for this April 13-19, 2019 trip is $3300 per person sharing accommodation.  Deposits of $500 are due on a first-come, first-served basis.  Subsequent payments are due as follows: On June 30, 2018,: $600, August 1, 2018, $900 October 19, 2018, $700. On December 14, 2018: $1100.  Single rooms are available for an additional $450.


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Reservations & Cancellations

Cancellation by the traveler within the 90-day period immediately prior to departure will result in the full or partial forfeiture of your balance paid, according to the following schedule:

90 to 65 days: 50 percent of total payment

60 to 45 days: 60 percent of total payment

44 to 30 days: 80 percent of total payment

29 to 0 days: 100 percent of total payment

Cancellation must be made in writing, and will be effective upon the date that we receive it in our offices.

Please note that, of the total payment made, $500 is non-refundable upon signing this contract.

Travel Documents

It is solely the responsibility of the client to ensure that his/her travel documents; inoculations; and medical, baggage, travel, & default insurance, etc. are in order prior to departure.

Liability of Alterra Consulting

Alterra acts as an agent for the principals. Accordingly, Alterra assumes no liability for loss or damage that any passenger may suffer as a result of the failure of such principals to fulfill their obligations, in relation to travel arrangements, accommodation, transfers, tours, or other items.


Neither Alterra Consulting, nor any person acting for, through or on behalf of Alterra, shall be liable for loss, delay, accidents, or inconvenience to any persons or their luggage or property as may arise as a result of flight delays, bad weather, strikes, negligence, or any other cause which is beyond the control of Alterra Consulting.


The jurisdiction for disputes that may arise will be Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

A Note about Travel Insurance

While travel insurance is optional, we suggest that delegates consider securing it to protect their investment in this program. If Alterra cancels a program, all payments will be fully refunded. However, when individual travelers cancel their own participation, some payments made are not refundable, depending on time of cancellation. We can recommend TravelSafe of Wyomissing, PA ( as a reliable, reputable insurer.