Historically rich, culturally diverse, environmentally magnificent.
April 23 - May 1, 2015
DEAR UAMS FRIENDS & FAMILY,
It brings me great pleasure to invite you to travel with other friends of UAMS on an exclusive journey to the fascinating, culturally rich nation of Cuba in April 2015. Unique among the many travel opportunities we have hosted, this expedition has a special educational aspect as well as the promise of amazing experiences and world-class accommodations.
This trip is also a special opportunity to enjoy the company of our own Judith McClain.
She will be serving as the hostess on this excursion prior to retiring from her post as Executive Director of the UAMS Office of Alumni Relations and Special Events at the end of 2015. Judith has brought a new level of professionalism and creativity to the alumni programs over the past 10 years. One of the many new services she introduced was this very popular travel program, which now includes alumni, faculty, friends, parents and supporters campus-wide. For decades...
the Caribbean’s largest island—roughly 90 miles away from U.S. soil—has been but a mystery, perceived through secondhand sources and beyond the grasp of most American travelers. Now that People-to-People exchanges are possible, travelers may embark on a captivating journey that reveals Cuba’s complex history and culture.
trip is specially designed to broaden your understanding of a nation of stark contradictions molded by a turbulent past. Time seems to stand still as you watch vintage 1950s-era automobiles roll along cobbled streets past beautiful Spanish colonial buildings
As the hub for economic and political heritage, Havana presents an ideal setting to interact with local citizens and uncover new perspectives. You will gain insight into the country’s thriving arts community
through discussions with independent artists and visits to performing arts schools and studios. You’ll also journey beyond the spirited capital to fertile tobacco and sugar cane fields
that permeate the countryside revealing a glimpse into rural Cuban life. Along the southern coastline, you’ll visit the beautifully preserved colonial cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos—both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
This exclusive opportunity to explore Cuba is organized and operated by Go Next, Inc.,
which holds a People-to-People license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), authorizing registered travelers on this educational exchange program to visit Cuba. Personally experience the people, culture, landscape, art and architecture of this distinct Caribbean nation
on a week-long journey developed for UAMS.
With an intimate group of just 25 UAMS travelers,
you will share enriching activities that illuminate the realities of Cuban citizens, providing an ideal gateway into their daily lives. Don’t miss this unique opportunity
to unravel the mysteries of a fascinating country through its most candid, inspiring source—its people.
Vice Chancellor of Institutional Advancement