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Now that I’m back…

I’m finally accepting that I may not see some of the most amazing people I’ve ever met ever again in my life and a week ago, I cried for the first time since I returned. [Unnamed Cuban Best Friend] finally responded to my email! It turns out he didn’t have enough money on his account… Read more »

There’s No Place Like Home…Or Is There?

I remember how nervous I was before I left for Cuba. I didn’t know anyone on the trip, I was concerned about how much money I would be spending, and more importantly, how much I would have left when I got back, AND on top of it all, I had not spoken Spanish in what… Read more »

Missing Cuba

My time in Cuba exceeded every expectation I could have possibly imagined or dreamt. I met great friends, danced to amazing music, and learned more in eight weeks than I ever thought possible. There is something unidentifiably magical about Cuba, maybe it’s something in the crystal clear beach water, the warm friendly faces that greet… Read more »

“A final, todo escucha lo mismo”

In Cuba, music is found everywhere, and it is such a beautiful thing. Whether you are at a restaurant, walking down the street, or at a concert, you are bound to hear some type of music. In Havana, you can hear anything from salsa, son, rumba, and reggaetón to hip-hop, pop, and electronic music. Though… Read more »


Unfortunately for me, much of my time in Havana has been spent in bed. While it’s true that most people in our group have been sleeping more here—probably the heat, it’s exhausting even when you’re not doing anything—this past week was my first in a while where I was not incapacitated for an entire day…. 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 »