Alumni and Friends Cross-Cultural Tours

Ever wish you had the chance to take part in cross-cultural study through EMU? Or wish you could revisit the site of your own life-changing EMU cross-cultural experience?

EMU is planning two such trips during our Centennial year, 2017-18: Israel/ Palestine and Cuba

Cuba: People, Places and Possibilities

Register Here for the Cuba trip Tentative Itinerary Pay for your Trip

Cuba is a country of beautiful places, resilient people and intriguing policies. Yet, many U.S. citizens have not had the chance to experience the Cuban reality. This tour provides an opportunity for EMU alumni and friends to experience highlights of past EMU cross-cultural visits to Cuba. It is designed for learning, exchanges and fun. We will learn about the past, the present and future as we stroll through World Heritage sites in ‘Old Havana’, visit health and education programs, hear about dreams for improved relationships between the US and Cuba and experience Cuba’s rich heritage of music and dance. Cuba is a country ‘like no other’.

Dates: March 21-31, 2018
Leaders: Elaine and Nathan Barge, veteran Guatemala/Cuba cross-cultural leaders
Estimated cost per person: Approximately $2700-3000 (cost includes airfare from Miami, FL)


Israel/Palestine Itinerary Pay for your Trip

This tour will feature the highlights and favorite parts of the cross-cultural semester. It will integrate biblical insights, ancient and modern history, a bit of archeology, respectful listening to both Palestinian and Israeli voices about current issues. In addition, you will meet fascinating locals who admire EMU, eat excellent Middle Eastern food, experience the incredible diversity of geography, flora and fauna, and travel with some of the most interesting people in the group that you will ever meet.

Dates: Oct. 20-Nov. 3, 2017 FULL – add your name to a waiting list by contacting
Linford and Janet Stutzman, long time Middle East cross-cultural leaders
Estimated cost per person: $3,200 (cost does not include airfare and trip insurance)

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