After virtually being closed off from the United States for more than 50 years, Cuba and its people capture the imagi­nation. Via an institutional People-to-People license, Continuing Education offers an opportunity for university and community members to travel to Cuba Saturday, July 19 through Saturday, July 26, to learn about the art, culture and ways of life of Cuba as well as meeting and interacting with Cuban people. An information session is set for Thursday, March 27 at 6 p.m. in UNM Continuing Education, south building, room 105. 

The excursion offers seven nights of cultural immersion with high­lights that include a day visit to Pinar del Rio's biosphere reserve, walking tours of the historical and oldest district of Havana (Habana Vieja), and guided tours of the Fine Arts Museum, the Literacy Campaign Museum and much more. Interact with working artists and leaders in community-led dance, music, environmental and agri­cultural programs.

Price is $3,475, and requires a $500 deposit by April 16. Costs cover round-trip airfare from Tampa, double hotel accommodations in Havana, break­fast and seven meals, Cuban Visa and health insurance.

For more information or questions, email Marie McGhee, or call 505-277-6320.