Common Ground provides travel services for all those eligible under the U.S. regulations including travel for professional research, internationally organized conferences, family visits, and others.
We can provide flights from all U.S. and international points to Cuba, connecting flights, hotels and transportation in Cuba, and entry visas.
Study Abroad & Group Travel
Common Ground has 15 years of expertise in assisting Universities and other institutions in preparing short and long term study programs in Cuba. We provide both stand-alone programs and programs partnered with a variety of Cuban institutions. Current regulations permit Universities to send students to Cuba with University authorization, eliminating previous extensive paperwork.
For Educators Only – Only – 3rd Annual Trip
Feb. 15-22, 2014
This is the 3rd year that Common Ground organizes a trip for full time teachers and educators to meet their counterparts in Cuba and exchange views and information on the pedagogy and practice of education in Cuba and in the United States. Led by Boston educator Andrea Devine, the program visits schools, meets teachers and teacher trainers, and explores the environment in which Cuban children learn and live. Cost: $1545 plus airfare.
In their Own Voices: The African Diaspora in Cuba
May 24-31, 2014
In May 2010, well known writer Pedro Pérez Sarduy led a program with Casa de las Américas that brought together outstanding figures in the African diaspora, in the arts, literature and academia, to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Afro-Cuban women. That year’s program drew on the experiences written about in Pedro’s book The Maids of Havana. This year, the program will take up where it left off: A freewheeling dialogue and exploration of the lives, art and experiences of those in the African diaspora in Cuba and in the United States. Participants in the program — which is for those who work in the various fields of African Diaspora studies, history, culture and the arts — will meet with some of the most outstanding and cutting edge Cuban historians, artists, writers, bloggers, musicians and others involved in the Afro-Cuban perspective. Cost: approx $2500.
People to People Travel to Cuba 2013 – 2014
The following non profit organizations offer educational programs to Cuba with direct contact with the Cuban people, enabling broad sectors of the U.S. public to visit Cuba and through direct engagement, build the needed bridges between our countries. Common Ground is pleased to assist the following organizations. Note too that we continue our tradition of assisting teachers and scholars to meet their counterparts in Cuba through dedicated and specific research programs.
Global Arts / Media
Started in 1982, GA/M works locally, regionally and internationally in the arts, culture and development.
Global Arts offers its new “Cuba Today” program, as a way to connect the people of the U.S. and Cuba through common interests and conversation with both ordinary Cubans and with historians, economists, and artists. The program visits Havana, Regla, Santa Clara, Remedios and Caibarien, going off the beaten path to some of Cuba’s historic small towns as well as to Havana. Other dates: Feb. 1-8, Apr. 5-12, May 3-10, Jun. 7-14, Jul. 5-12, Oct. 11-18, Nov. 1-8, Dec. 6-13, 2014Cost: $2377-2700.
An extraordinary opportunity to join the Global Arts/Media program with New York educator Dr. Segun Shabaka, his second to Cuba. The program starts in Santiago, exploring the city and then small artist colonies nestled in a national park in the nearby mountains. Focusing on Afro-Cuban art, history and religion, as well as the everyday lives of people in Cuba, the group will then continue to Havana. There will be meetings with Afro-Cuban artists, talks on the changing perspectives in the Cuban economy and society, and finally but not least, an opportunity to join in the Cuban jazz festival. Cost: $3711.50.
For this trip, Global Arts/Media teams up with Dr. Chuck Fields. As well as a professor, Dr. Fields is very active in his town. After taking students to Cuba for study programs for several years and sharing his enthusiasm for what he had seen and learned, other people asked if he would take them, so he has teamed up with Global Arts. This trip explores Havana from the unique perspective of its past as a prime attraction in the Caribbean for U.S. and other tourists at play. What did the Cuban people experience during that time? How have their lives changed since? What do they miss from the old days and what do they like in the new? The group will visit such iconic landmarks as the newly renovated Sloppy Joe’s, the Bacardi Building, Monseigneur’s, the Hotel Nacional, and Hemingway’s hangouts. The group will meet with individuals active during those times, and also with prominent economists and historians with whom to discuss Cuba’s changing economic and social landscape. Cost: $2660.00
The Center for Cuban Studies
The Center for Cuban Studies, founded in 1972, is the premier organization in the United States dedicated to providing information about contemporary Cuba and contributing to a normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States. Read about the Center for Cuban Studies.
The Center for Cuban Studies has teamed up with renowned photographers Joe DiMaggio and JoAnne Kalish for a special people to people tour. Designed to provide a platform for amateur and professional photographers alike, the group will also be accompanied by Cuban photographers Héctor Delgado and Rolando Pujol. The group will visit and talk with artists and shop owners in Old Havana, visit Regla, Casablanca and the Morro Fortress, travel to the Viñales Valley and the orchid gardens and hills of Soroa, and meet with experts on Cuba-U.S. relations and the political, economic and social changes taking place in Cuba. The focus is on direct experience and direct meeting and dialogue with the Cuban people.
Fund for Reconciliation & Development
Started in 1985, FFRD has focused on healing U.S. relations with countries with which it has been estranged or considered enemies, including now Cuba. Read about FFRD
FFRD has teamed up with Lee-Ann Pinder for a trip focusing on the arts, music and dance in Cuba. Lee-Ann has been to Cuba many times on such missions and has an in depth knowledge in the field and many direct connections. The group visit Havana, Guanabacoa, Cienfuegos and Trinidad. Cost: approx $3800 all inclusive.
Tramites y Pasaportes para la Comunidad Cubana
Nosotros ofrecemos para la comunidad cubana en todos los Estados Unidos y por primera vez en Broward County Florida servicios directos, eficientes y económicos en expedición, habilitación, y renovación de pasaportes, cartas de invitación, visas PE-11 y A-2. ¡Contactennos!
8:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Thursday/ lunes a jueves, y por cita/by appointment Saturdays
1926 Hollywood Blvd, Suite 108, Hollywood, FL 33020