International Tours to Cuba and Mexico

Do you share our passion for international travel and immersing yourself in vibrant cultures? UNM Continuing Education, in partnership with the UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute is offering two exciting trips this year. Mexican Cuisine and Culture, and the Art and Culture of Cuba.

Mexican Cuisine and Culture

Mexican FoodThe food landscape of Mexico is incredibly varied, complex, and historically rich. Join us on a journey to explore Mexico’s cuisine. Learn about the history and culture of Mexican foods from the Pre-Hispanic period to today as we study at La Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana, a university housed in an old convent in the historic center of Mexico City. Faculty from the nationally acclaimed gastronomy program will provide lectures and hands-on culinary instruction each morning. Afternoons will be spent not only dining at restaurants that feature exemplary food and dishes that represent the various historical periods discussed in class, but also touring local museums, food markets, and nearby archaeological sites. We’ll stay at the Hampton Inn Centro Histórico, located in a former 18th century monastery that is registered with UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

Departs: Monday, June 15, 2014
Returns: Saturday, June 22, 2014
Cost: $3,100 – $500 Deposit is due by April 17

To learn more, attend our upcoming Information Session on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. in UNM Continuing Education, South Building, Room 106.

Art and Culture of Cuba

Cuban CarAfter being virtually closed off from the U.S. for more than 50 years, Cuba and its people capture our imagi­nation. Join us as we learn about the art, culture and ways of life of Cuba as we meet and interact with its citizens. Enjoy 7 nights of cultural immersion with high­lights that include a day visit to Pinar del Rio’s biosphere reserve, walking tours of the historical and oldest district of Havana (Habana Vieja), and guided tours of the Fine Arts Museum, the Literacy Campaign Museum and much more. Interact with working artists and leaders in community-led dance, music, environmental and agri­cultural programs. Price includes round-trip airfare from Tampa, double hotel accommodations in Havana, break­fast and 7 meals, Cuban Visa, Health Insurance.

Departs: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Returns: Saturday, July 26, 2014
Cost: $3,475 – $500 Deposit due by April 16

To learn more, attend our upcoming Information Session on Thursday, March 27, 2014, 6:00 p.m. in UNM Continuing Education, South Building, Room 105.

Registration Information

For more information, and to Register for either of these tours, contact Marie McGhee Senior Program Manager UNM CE Growth and Enrichment Programs at 505-277-6320 or

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