Going to Cuba was an engaging and enlightening experience that opened my eyes as to how different the world is outside of the United States of America.
During the trip, several other students and I were pitted into the heart of Cuban culture. During this time, we lived in actual “casas” with Cuban families. We gained instant access to the food, culture and lifestyle on a first hand basis through our new families. We were also given the opportunity to travel to many spectacular locations within the city of Havana, such as the shopping district in old Havana, the Havana market, and the Melcon. The most important part of the trip was our service learning relative to Cuban students.
We acted the role of a teacher and taught Cuban students how to speak basic English. During the trip, we also gained life long friendships. Overall, the tripwas inspiring in many ways.