Posts Tagged: expectations

Drawing Conclusions

Today we were assigned to keep a journal of our observations relating to healthcare systems and culture in Cuba. In class, we discussed how the local practices of Santeria play heavily into the understanding of health and healing among individuals in Cuba, and evidence of these beliefs are all around us. We went to a… Read more »

A Step before Reality

Taylor Riley, Public Health in Cuba 2015 Hi! My name is Taylor and I am studying Chemical Engineering with a minor in Global Health. Throughout this whole week I have not been able to articulate how I’m feeling about going to Cuba. It still hasn’t fully processed in my head that I am actually going abroad,… Read more »

Cuban heritage? Maybe

Hi, and welcome to the best study abroad blog you’ll ever read! Perhaps that’s a little bit of an oversell. I am majoring in Creative Writing—I write fiction—so it should be decent, but at the very least I don’t want to set expectations too high. My name is Brendan Morales-Doyle and I am from Urbana,… Read more »

Starting with Cuba

When I went to the IPD office for my first meeting with my study abroad adviser, she asked me if I’d ever been out of the country before. “No, I haven’t.” She laughed. “And you chose to start with Cuba?” Last year, when I started making plans to study abroad, I chose to go to… Read more »

Going to Cuba?

Going to Cuba is probably one of the most exciting things I’ve done, or will do in my Northwestern career (I’m a rising senior), besides buying a ton of purple sheets and other essential purple paraphernalia my freshman year. Going to Cuba was something I decided to do very early on in my Northwestern career… Read more »

Basic tips about Cuba

Sunny Song, Public Health in Cuba 2014 It has been seven weeks since I left Cuba. I think back to the naïve Sunny who wrote her first blog post in Miami. I went from barely knowing anything about Cuba (except maybe some basic vocabulary: socialism, Fidel Castro, embargo, etc.) to having gained experiences and invaluable… Read more »

Publicly Healthy

Lucy Blumberg, Public Health in Cuba 2014 I’ve been delaying writing a post about health care in Cuba. I feel that putting words down on paper about what I’ve seen would prove, to myself and others, that I was wrong from the very beginning. In my first post I stated that I had no expectations… Read more »