FAQs

  • When should I arrive?

    You must arrive into Havana on (or before) July 29, 2017. If you arrive before this date, you are responsible for your own accommodations until July 29.

  • Do I need special skills?

    Special skills are not required for participation in this intercultural program. Each project will involve a leadership team of volunteers with specialized knowledge in the project area. Project assignments will be based on a combination of volunteer interest, community needs, available space, and program logistics.

  • Are children allowed on the trip?

    Families with children 10 and over are welcome and encouraged to attend. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate children under 10 on the program and all youth 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All children under 13 must have a parent participating in the same service project(s) throughout the program.

  • What will the weather be like?

    July weather in Varadero/Matanzas will be hot and humid. During the months of July and August the humidity in Havana reaches a peak that can be uncomfortable for those unaccustomed to the Caribbean climate.
    Make sure you bring a hat, breathable clothes, umbrella and closed-toed shoes.

  • What is the cancelation policy?
    Deposit payments are fully refundable until March 1, 2017. Please be aware that after March 1, 2017, all program payments are non-refundable! Final payment is due on March 8, 2017! We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancelation insurance (note: substitution of registration for another person is not allowed.)
     
  • Do I need a visa?

    US Citizens and citizens of most other countries require a visa to travel to Cuba. Once you are registered, we will follow up with more information about how to apply through our partner Academic Arrangements Abroad.

  • What shots do I need?

    Please consult with your own physician and refer to the CDC website for more information.