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Students visit Cuba to study how globalization has impacted education

William & Mary students participating in a study-abroad program in Cuba the week after Commencement got an up-close look at the education system in that nation, as well as its history and culture. A small group of students from various majors went on the excursion, which was an offshoot of the COLL 300credit-eligible class Globalization and Education.

“Even if students were well traveled, this was a unique experience because Americans have been isolated from Cubans for a protracted period of time,” said Jacqueline Rodriguez, W&M assistant professor of education and co-organizer of the trip. The group visited a primary school and secondary school, spoke with a representative of the ministry of education and talked with local residents during visits to Vinales and the Bay of Pigs. It also toured the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of the Revolution, the Jimenez Foundation, the UNSECO biosphere reserve at Las Terrazas and the Korimacao Community Project.

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Ship of the Peace will realize stay in Cuba

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Havana, July 11 .- The Ship of the Peace (Peace Boat) in his global trip 98 will touch Cuban port on July 17 with the intention of promoting the human rights, the just and sustainable development, the respect to the environment and the struggle for a free nuclear weapons world.

In press conference, they informed that in the visit number 18 of the cruise the biggest of the Antilles, thousand 200 passengers, of Japan, China, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore, than his arrival to the country will be informed by them in the Forum for the Peace and in other activities.  Continue reading “Ship of the Peace will realize stay in Cuba”

European Solidarity with Cuba Brigade is Welcomed in Havana

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HAVANA, Cuba, Jul 9 (ACN) The Jose Marti European Solidarity with Cuba Brigade was welcomed on Monday at the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp in the province of Artemisa.

The President of the Institute of Friendship with the People’s, ICAP, Fernando Gonzalez highlighted the presence of 80 brigadistas, mainly from Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Britain, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden and Belgium. Gonzalez said that the majority of the brigadistas a young people that want to learn about the Cuban reality and then pass on their experiences and impressions to other parts of the world.

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