Cuba: Politics, History, and Culture 

March 15 - 22, 2018

This Bjorklunden Seminar finds itself at the ideal and liminal time to visit the island and to get a deep understanding of Cuba today, of its history, and of its culture. Our trip will start with an overnight stay in Miami, where the group will gather and share our expectations about the island, wetting our appetite for the places we will visit. The next day we will depart for Havana, where we will spend the next two days visiting the sights of old Havana’s rich architectural heritage, which have resulted in a UNESCO designation as a World Cultural Heritage site, sampling delicious Cuban food at local restaurants, getting acquainted with the sites Hemingway made famous after two decades of living in this city, and understanding the processes that lead to the 1959 Revolutions and its aftermath. We will depart from Havana to visit three spectacular sites:  the Varadero peninsula, which is home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, the city of Cienfuegos, where we will attend musical performances, and the nearby colonial city of Trinidad, another UNESCO-designated architectural jewel of the Caribbean.

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Registration information can be found here.

Itinerary information can be found here.

Amazing Alaska

August 19 - 31, 2018

During this thirteen-day adventure, you’ll discover the natural beauty of the last frontier by land and sea.  Utilizing one of the most scenic stretches of the world-famous Alaska Railroad, you’ll travel from Fairbanks to Denali National Park, where you can partake in plane tours, hikes, and so much more.  From there you will take the Alaska Railroad through Broad Pass, across Hurricane Gulch, and over four stunning rivers to Anchorage before boarding your flight to Juneau.  You’ll have the chance to explore Juneau before embarking on the Admiralty Dream, a ship designed to give guests the best views possible of the surrounding landscape.  Once aboard, the ship will take you to some of Alaska’s most beautiful sights; Glacier Bay National Park, Frederick Sound, Tracy Arm Fjord, and everything in between.

Registration information can be found here.

Itinerary information can be found here.

Vamos a Argentina!

November 27th - December 7th, 2018


More details are coming soon!  Click here to read the cover letter by trip leader, Gustavo Fares.

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