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My Roots/Mis Raices: Heritage Trip

Discover Cuba invites all young Cuban-Americans to apply to its annual Mis Raices trip to the island. In 2017, we traveled to the island with a group of Cuban-Americans looking to connect with their heritage and engage with the Cuba of today, a beautifully complicated country undergoing a total reawakening.

For ten days, Mis Raices participants traveled the stretch of the island, meeting with local innovators, artists, and students along the way. Participants stayed at casas particulares and supported other privately owned businesses, helping empower the growing entrepreneurial spirit of Cuba. By the end of the trip, participants had discovered a new relationship with a country that had felt foreign for so many years.

Best of all, the trip is fully funded for all participants. Roots of Hope covers all expenses related to travel, lodging, and meals. You get to explore Cuba without the financial burden that foreign travel usually brings.

You should consider applying if you are…

  • Cuban-American or Cuban-born

  • 35 years old or younger

  • Visiting Cuba for the first time in five years or have never gone at all

  • A passionate, curious individual willing to go beyond stereotypes and engage with the new and changing Cuba

Once selected, participants will commit to fundraising or making a donation to an on-island program.

The first cohort embarked on their journey in May 2017. Follow us on social media for future application deadlines and further updates!

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