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Cuba Semester Evening at Egan

UAS students traveled to Cuba with four faculty members

Students who spent their Spring 2012 UAS Semester in the fascinating country of Cuba shared vignettes and photographs from the unique experience as part of the Evening at Egan lecture series October 26. A dozen UAS students traveled to Cuba with four faculty members to hone their Spanish language skills, study the country’s rich cultural history, witness the impact of tourism on the island’s life ways, and contemplate the legacy of the famous American author, Ernest Hemingway, who spent a third of his life living near Havana. English faculty Kevin Maier talked a bit about his class on Hemingway and introduced the student presenters. 2012 graduate Ellie Sica spoke on preconceptions and how living in Cuba either confirmed or complicated them. “I made the point that the two month immersion was important for both our studies and our lives,” said Sica. “Through this time we were given so many more opportunities that wouldn't have been possible had the program been a couple weeks. Cuba is an ever-changing society, and no matter how emotional or unknown the trip might've been at first, we were witnesses of history in the making.”
 
 

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