Cuba: A Return to Sanity?

Dear Friends, At noon on December 17, 2014, the Academic Travel Abroad team gathered in our conference room to hear President Obama announce he intended to normalize relations with Cuba for the first time in over 50 years.  Many on our team have spent the past few years working closely with Cuba to deliver superb educational … Continue reading

A Humble Player on History’s Stage: Marta Rojas

Dear Friends, Her eyes are lit with youthful spirit. Her smile is genuine and engaging, as she speaks humbly of her past.  All 83 years of her past.  Marta Rojas meets us at the Union of Artists and Writers (UNEAC) in Havana in June.  It is a typically hot and humid Cuban day, drenched intermittently … Continue reading

Cuba: What Does it Say About our Country?

Dear Friends, I find Cuba endlessly fascinating. When you travel to Cuba, you always end up leaving with more questions than answers. Yet, beyond the cultural richness of this island nation, there is another way in which Cuba gives this U.S. citizen pause. Cuba provides an intriguing lens through which to view our own nation. … Continue reading