ALES Abroad

Exploring Agro-Ecology in Cuba

Be part of this unique study-abroad course and gain first-hand knowledge about the agro-ecological revolution taking place in Cuba!

Through direct dialogue with farmers, cooperatives, research centres and NGO’s, you will explore the policies, practices and social movement that have made Cuba a world leader in agroecology. In addition to many site visits and technical workshops, you will also take part in hands-on learning and cultural activities.

Travel includes the following cities and surrounding areas: Varadero, Havana, Matanzas, Cardenas, Santa Clara and Sancti Spiritus.

This 3-credit course is open to both undergraduate (ALES 391) and graduate (MACE 597) students.

Academic Coordinator: Dr. Mary Beckie, Faculty of Extension,UAlberta

Dates: May 1 – 21, 2017

Approximate Cost: $2400.00 - $2700.00 (airfare and tuition not included; students may be eligible for travel grants offered through UAlberta).
Update: This course has been approved for the $750 Education Abroad Grant to support students who participate.

Attend an Information Session: 

  • November 7 at 5pm in 849 GSB
  • November 9 at 5pm in 849 GSB 
  • November 16 at 12pm in 849 GSB
  • November 18 at 12pm in 849 GSB

Application Deadline: December 31, 2016 (midnight), but spots are limited and applications will be assessed on an on-going basis.