Monthly Archives: August 2013

Walking Alone

By Anna Radoff, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2013 Studying abroad will change your life. Just 2 months ago I thought that statement was cliché and honestly, a little absurd. People had to be exaggerating. I didn’t believe that going aboard could possibly have that drastic of an impact on my life. And then I… Read more »

Sharing Really is Caring

By Ariana Dietrich, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2013 As my time in Cuba comes to an end, I’m constantly reminded of how lucky I am not only to have had the opportunity to study abroad here but the privileges and quality of life that I’ve enjoyed while in Cuba. The economic disparities between the… Read more »

Eight Lessons in Eight Weeks

By Ariana Dietrich, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2013 I can’t believe how quickly my time in Cuba has flown by. As our days here become more and more numbered I’ve been reflecting on some of the lessons I’ve learned and decided to try to summarize a few of them in a short list. Here’s… Read more »

Changed for Good

By Ariana Dietrich, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2013 Well, it’s here. It’s the last day of the program, a bittersweet moment. In some ways I’m more than ready to return home to my family, friends, and the biggest iced coffee I can find, but in others I’ve never wanted to leave less. The friends… Read more »

La Despedida

By Carlos Martinez, Cuba: Culture & Society, Summer 2013 Last night was our going away party, nuestra despedida. I was in a good mood the entire night. Good food. Good company. Good vibes. I enjoyed being able to have meaningful conversations with so many of the Cubans I have grown to love, but what I… Read more »

“Fixing” Cuba

By Anna Radoff, Public Health in Cuba, Summer 2013 As our trip comes to a close and classes begin to wrap up, we are faced with questions of what is next not only for ourselves, but for Cuba. As to be expected from a group of intellectually curious individuals, many people reflect on their trip… Read more »

Rotilla Festival

By Carlos Martinez, Cuba: Culture & Society, Summer 2013 Think of it as a Cuban version of the Electric Daisy Carnival or Ultra Music Festival, or maybe the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. For those of you that have not the slightest idea of what I am talking about, perhaps Woodstock will ring a… Read more »