Community Arts University Without Walls (CAUWW)

Cultural IMMERSION Experience in Puerto Rico






JULY 10th-21st, 2017




$1,600 USD / Double room occupancy. All taxes included.


Community Arts University Without Walls is a curated creative cultural experience in Puerto Rico developed by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute for woke individuals that are passionate about cultural immersive educational travel and want to engage with others involved in cultural arts advocacy. Throughout this trip, participants will be able to connect with the cultural workers leading a very progressive and empowering movement in Puerto Rico. The island, recently declared colony of the United States of America by the United Nations, is currently undergoing a debt crisis comparable to the financial collapses of Greece and Detroit.

Join us in Puerto Rico and meet social justice advocates including artists, farmers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and community experts to learn about the history, arts, and culture of the island in the past, present and into the future.

The trip includes interactive visits that have been designed to provide the group enriching transformative dialogues that will impact your thinking and actions in changing times. From Loiza to Ponce, from the rapidly-changing urban neighborhood of Santurce to a revitalized farm in the high mountains of the island, each stop reveals the challenges and opportunities that inspire a strong sense of identity, community and advocacy in Puerto Rico.



Who is this trip for?

Artists, adult learners, community activists, college students, cultural workers, and all other individuals interested in the history, arts and culture of Puerto Rico.



Exchanges between CAUWW participants and renowned community experts and scholars culturally grounded in the arts, public policy and advocacy in Puerto Rico will provide the opportunity for sharing of research, resources, and best practices that have made significant contributions to the field

Cultural Immersion

The courses include island-wide site visits that will be key to the historical analysis of the challenges that motivated the emergence of the community arts advocacy field in Puerto Rico and the United States.



The trip focuses on the legacy of the social justice and cultural movements and explores important contemporary issues including cultural equity, social and economic justice and their continuing impact on the present and future generations of cultural arts activists. This is an intense excursion into the power of art and culture to shape and transform societies.

During CAUWW, we are building a new community of relentless change-makers.




Cost of the ground package is $1,600 USD. Rate is based on a minimum of 20 travelers and is subject to final confirmation. Prices are per person based on double room occupancy. All taxes included.



Accommodation for 11 nights

Air-conditioned transportation and professional driver

All activities, speakers, meetings and visits

Transfer between the residence and the airport on the last day (One trip for early flights & one trip for late flights)



Airfare to and from Puerto Rico

Meals, except those noted as "included” in the itinerary

Transportation or access to any other activity not listed in the itinerary

Transfer from the airport to the residence on the first day


Health insurance


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