Area travelers to visit Cuba through UW-P

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Posted: Sunday, April 20, 2014 12:00 am

The Wisconsin Alumni Association and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Alumni Association have partnered to create a unique travel opportunity to Cuba from April 28-May 5 for a group of area residents.

The people-to-people educational exchange offers a chance for travelers to experience the people, culture and art of Cuba.

The day-to-day itinerary is filled with educational opportunities. Alumni and friends will be visiting a health care center, a museum, an elementary school, a university, a tobacco plantation, privately owned businesses as well as the Bay of Pigs and other historic landmarks.

The group will be staying in Havana for five nights and in Cienfuegos for two nights.

This opportunity to explore Cuba is organized and operated by the Wisconsin Alumni Association, which has been issued a People-to-People license by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.

The license authorizes registered travelers of the educational exchange program to visit Cuba. WAA welcomes the travelers of the UW-P Alumni Association to this spring's exchange, which will be WAA's sixth tour to Cuba.

In April 2011 the U.S. government reinstated limited travel licenses to American tour groups for people-to-people trips to Cuba. The licenses require that the entire itinerary include an educational component, whether learning about Cuba's art, music, economy, health care or education.

Dan Wackershauser, communications specialist/editor with UW-P, will be blogging about the experience at uwplatt.edu/alumni.

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