Students Sought for Learning Excursion to Cuba Next March
December 5, 2017
Contact: Office of Government and Public Affairs
A group of University of Baltimore students will accompany Prof. Diedre Badejo to Cuba next March as a highlight of a class called "Cuba in the African Diaspora." Badejo, a professor in UB's Klein Family School of Communication Design, is currently seeking up to a dozen students for the trip. Selections will be made on a first-to-apply basis.
This study-abroad course promotes learning about Cuba in the African Diaspora, its culture and historical role in the evolution of the Western Hemisphere. This seven-week, three-credit hour course will culminate in a nine-day trip to Havana, Matanzas, neighboring fishing villages and community art projects. Students will participate in Cuban folkloric dance workshops and poetry readings, and visit Hemingway's home. They will also meet local students at one of the oldest Spanish fortresses in the hemisphere, learn about enslavement in Cuba at a coffee plantation and explore Cuba's colonial history and its contemporary art at various museums.
The program dates are March 16-25. Students may be eligible for financial support to attend the trip. The $3,000 per-student fee includes accommodations, excursions, breakfast and dinner, and program fee. Students are responsible for their tuition, airfare and personal funds.
To learn more about the trip, contact Prof. Badejo at 410.837.5683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.