Chadron State College
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Cuba Libre information session set for Thursday

February 10, 2016

Cuba Libre poster
Chadron State College students interested in Cuba Libre, a variable credit semester course that will travel to the island of Cuba in the Fall 2016, can attend an information session Thursday at 4 p.m. in Old Admin, Room 227, hosted by Dr. Tom Smith.

CHADRON – Chadron State College students interested in Cuba Libre, a variable credit semester course that will travel to the island of Cuba in the Fall 2016, can attend an information session Thursday at 4 p.m. in Old Admin, Room 227, hosted by Dr. Tom Smith.

The information session, which will cover the travel itinerary, course schedule, financial obligations and the application process, is open to all interested students. Since it’s a variable credit course, credit can be applied to a variety of majors and the Essential Studies Program (ESP), including satisfaction of the ESP Capstone requirement.  

“Thursday’s informational session is a place where students can ask me any questions about Cuba Libre and gain a comfort level,” said Smith, who serves as co-instructor of the course with Dr. Deane Tucker.

Smith, Tucker, and a group of 10 students traveled to Cuba in 2014, marking the first time a group of Nebraska State College System students pursued academic endeavors on the island of Cuba.

“Cuba Libre is a high-impact learning practice for our students when things are definitely changing in Cuba. Our students in 2014 had their eyes opened and had a great experience,” Smith said. “We feel this new host of students has the opportunity to see many changes in Cuba and have a deep effect on their intellectual growth.”

For more information, contact Smith at tsmith@csc.edu.

 

—Alex Helmbrecht, Director of College Relations