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BRCC Students Spend Week Studying In Cuba

 

May 9, 2019

Blue Ridge students and faculty pose with members of the Habana Compas dance troop during one of the stops on their seven-day study abroad trip to Cuba.

Blue Ridge Community College students and faculty recently participated in the college's first-ever study abroad trip, held during the college's spring break, from April 13-20.

Ten students and two faculty members spent seven days in Cuba, visiting the capitol, Havana, and a small agricultural town, Vinales. The trip, part of a semester long class, exposed students to various elements of Cuban history and culture and allowed students to earn credits toward their degrees.

Jack Igelman, Blue Ridge economics faculty and trip organizer, was motivated to create the study abroad opportunity be...



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