New for 2012! For decades, few U.S. citizens have been able to experience Cuba travel. But now, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has granted Tauck a license to provide People-to-People educational exchange travel to Cuba through 2012. Meet face-to-face with local residents from different professions, share thoughts, gain knowledge, and connect with Cuba’s cultural heritage through Cuba: Connecting with People and Culture. Around key themes of Cuban culture and the arts, education, entrepreneurism, agriculture and the spiritual side of Cuba, guests interact directly with the people of Cuba. Meet Cuban students and teachers… learn about Ernest Hemingway’s Cuba … discuss art and private enterprise at the studios of community artists… visit with farmers to talk about agrarian reform and organic farming… meet with and listen to local Cuban musicians… interact with members of charitable organizations about their work… learn about Afro-Cuban religious traditions… have dinner at a paladar (a small, privately operated Cuban restaurant)… and connect with Cuba and Cubans on Tauck's cultural exchange.