I had an amazing time and experience. I learnt a lot about my self and other cultures. My favourite thing was meeting all the people from other countries, who I hope to stay in contact with.
Spend six weeks in Cuba and explore Havana, learn to dance cuban-style, work with local artists, conserve pristine beaches and put the spirit back into community centres.
This program departs three times a year and is fully immersive, taking in all the sights and experiences you'll find described on the Cuba page with plenty of downtime for you to explore the country as you please.
Whilst we recommend the full six weeks for a complete experience, if you want to join this program and fly home before the itinerary is over, that's no problem. Just get in touch to arrange a return date and price to suit you.
Until further notice, due to new US legislation, anyone with only an American passport is currently unable to travel into Cuba. We are so sorry.
Over the last 12 years we've taken thousands of young people overseas to experience the trip of a lifetime.
That success has drawn industry-wide recognition. We're an accredited member of the Year Out Group, an association designed to promote the benefits of well-structured gap year programs, and part of the equivalent organisation in the USA - the American Gap Association.
We're big on safety too; every one of our programs is carefully researched, audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard for organising and managing adventurous activities outside the UK (BS 8848).
We are currently midway through this large and ambitious development project in Playa Giron where the need was clear: Playa Giron’s baseball community was neglecting its junior members leaving them to practice and compete on unsuitable and hazardous wasteland. As a result the junior members don’t develop their key game skills leaving them unmotivated, unfocused and unable to compete in any way.
You will work alongside the local community to breath life back into this facility and reboot the community spirit.
The community centres
The community centres are a 'home away from home' for kids whose domestic circumstances are difficult. As well as hands on renovation to make this building fit for purpose and an inspiring place to hang out you will help pack the centre with after school clubs, homework supervision, teaching English and drama and music.
Sports Complex Development
El Complejo Deportivo is most famous for the baseball players it has produced, this public sports facility hosts sporting events for several different schools, sports clubs and all the community centres in Havana, making it an extremely important facility.
Here you will work side by the local teams and athletes to improve the facilities and organise local matches for kids in need.