Preparation

IMAP Cuba is an immersion experience and not a service trip. We learn, listen, and engage in the reality of Cuba each day through lectures, cultural presentations, and group discussions. To honor this unique opportunity to sit at the feet of the resident experts of the country, we must best prepare spiritually, mentally and physically for the trip to Cuba. This preparation includes mandatory meetings that include short readings, dynamic discussions, and personal reflection for all participants. All participants are expected to attend all meetings in their entirety. Meetings are scheduled at times that best suit the participants, so every measure is made to accommodate the group.

Cost

Each individual is responsible for the $2,300 cost of the trip. The first down payment of $300 is due upon acceptance into the program. The second payment of $1,000 is due by September 1, 2021. The final payment of $1,000 is due by November 8, 2021.

Commitment

We are asking all students considering the I.M.A.P. program to discern their level of commitment. We often describe I.M.A.P. as a program and not a trip, therefore you are accepting all parts of the program along with the trip to Cuba. This includes living and traveling simply (limited use of cell phones, no snacks, sodas or treats) and packing with minimal items. We ask you to be committed to all parts of the program. We are trying to immerse ourselves into the community and live within simple means to help understand more those we are walking with. Our focus is immersion and not tourism.

Finally, all participants will be subject to a conduct review check prior to the trip. All participants in I.M.A.P. must remain in good standing with the university to participate in this program.

Apply for I.M.A.P. Cuba.