SCPS in Partnership with World Strides ISA, a leader in academic tours, offers specialized study trips to locations around the world led by acclaimed Pratt faculty. Experience unique and in-depth learning experiences with peers in a creative and enriching environment. Open to all, the SCPS Study Abroad Program offers participants in select tours opportunities for project-based intensive courses and exhibitions at the SCPS Gallery. Pratt Alumni receive a 10% discount.

Street Photography Tour of Havana, Cuba
APRIL 14-20, 2019

Today, in order to visit Cuba from the United States, one must travel as part of an educational group tour. Pratt SCPS, in partnership with World Strides/International Studies Abroad (ISA), a leader in the travel industry, offers an unforgettable and special opportunity to visit Cuba safely and in complete compliance with United States Department of State regulations. Visa requirements are secured by World Strides/ISA on behalf of tour participants. Safety and security is provided for with primary and emergency medical embedded in every program to ensure safety and security of all travelers. Access to doctors on call from George Washington University 24/7 while in country.

Open to all, this program appeals to artists, photographers, photography enthusiasts, and anyone interested in exploring the beauty and culture of Cuba.

Spend seven days capturing the neighborhoods and beauty of Havana, Cuba, with master photographer and Pratt instructor Federico Savini. Enjoy a guest lecture by a prominent Cuban art critic and curator and field trips to unique cultural and historic locations including: a visit to the Akokán Community Project (an Afrocuban religon’s market,) a day trip to Las Terrazas with a visit to the Sierra del Rosario Biosphere and Soroa Orchid Botanical Garden, a tour of San Carlos de la Cabaña Fortress, a visit to Camara Oscura—offering panoramic views of Old Havana, to name a view. A Cuban, on-location World Strides/ISA representative serves as a guide for the entirety of the trip in addition to the Pratt instructor.

Participant housing is single occupancy rooms in casa particulares (private home stays) in Havana including breakfast and laundry service. Group direct flight from New York City to Havana is included in the tour price.

Post-trip, study tour participants are invited to exhibit a selection of photographs they make in Cuba in a group show at the SCPS Gallery. 

Price: $3995.00


Includes accommodations, eight meals, program activities and excursions, local program-related transportation in Cuba, World Strides /ISA guide, and travel insurance. All levels welcome. Limited availability. Tour itinerary is subject to change.


For complete tour price and further information please contact Program Director, Suzanne de Vegh at or 212.647.7299.


Federico Savini is an artist and photographer, with an MFA in fine arts from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master’s degree in digital photography from the School of Visual Arts, New York. He has shown his work in Europe and the United States. An extensive and avid traveler he is fluent in Italian, Spanish, and English. Recently he has traveled to Cuba from the east to the west, interacting with locals in the urban centers of Havana, Santiago, Baracoa, and Holguin as well as in the countryside. Federico teaches digital photography and until recently, was the manager of the darkroom and photography facilities at the Pratt Manhattan Center. Federico curated over 150 art exhibitions at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies Gallery. Currently he works in the graduate fine arts department at the Institute.