BOSTON, March 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in lifelong learning, is adding to its overwhelmingly popular series of educational adventures to Cuba by announcing four new programs for grandparents, their grandchildren, and families.

Beginning this summer, individuals interested in learning about the people and culture of Cuba will have the opportunity to gain a sense of the past and experience the quickly changing present in Havana. Join a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist for an inspiring journey into the heart of Cuba, join artists and performers for an insightful look at daily life, delve into the rich history and heritage of Cuba with their college-age grandchild or charter a program exclusively for their family or affinity group.

"Diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba are changing rapidly," said James Moses, President and CEO of Road Scholar. "News of these developments has inspired many Americans to learn about Cuba now, before it undergoes what is expected to be incredible change and growth. To encourage participation, we have developed exciting new opportunities for Road Scholar participants to learn about this fascinating country."

In addition to the new educational adventures beginning this summer, Road Scholar continues to offer several programs that offer long- and short-term adventures by land or by sea.

New in 2015:

Beginning in June 2015: Authentic Cuba: A Family Learning Adventure
Prices start at $3,395
(Program date intended for grandparents, their children and grandchildren ages 12-18).

Beginning in October 2015: The Best of Cuba: People, Life and Culture
Prices start at $4,495.

Current dates available in January 2016: Portrait of Cuba: A Photographic Journey
Prices start at $4,095

Weekend in Havana: An Introduction to the People and Culture of Cuba – Charter
Call 800.454.5768 for more information.

To explore all of the educational adventures that Road Scholar offers, please visit our website at:,

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