M.A. in Community Engagement

ALES 391/MACE 597

Exploring Agroecology in Cuba

Dates: May 1 – 21, 2017

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


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
  • Sancti Spiritus

Approximate cost: $1,650–2,050 
airfare and course registration not included; students are eligible for travel grants offered through the U of A.

Academic coordinator: Dr. Mary Beckie, Faculty of Extension, U of A.
Contact mace@ualberta.ca.