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Baruch Students Report from Cuba



NEW YORK, NY - February 16, 2016 -  Eleven Baruch College students traveled to Havana, Cuba in January as part of a three-week winter term course centered on arts and culture in Cuba. Lead by professor Vera Haller and an adjunct, Baruch alumnus, Jose Bayona, the student group, comprised of nine journalism majors, one accounting major and a communications major minoring in journalism spent January 9-17 in Havana reporting on arts and culture in the island nation.

“The purpose of the trip was to report on arts and culture in Cuba, but our experiences went far beyond that sector of society,” said Professor Haller.

During their stay, students visited the country's top arts college and contemporary dance company. They also met with young tech entrepreneurs, talked to members of a local synagogue and interviewed Cubans who were running small home-based businesses as part of a new era of private enterprise in the socialist country.

This marks the second trip to Cuba for Baruch students. Last year, a group of journalism students traveled to Cuba under the tutelage of Professor Andrea Gabor to report on entrepreneurship. You can read the latest reports from Cuba in Dollars & Sense




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