CHADRON – Area residents and students interested in Cuba Libre, a Fall 2018 Chadron State College course that will include travel to Cuba in January 2019, are invited to attend an information session Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bean Broker.
The information session, hosted by course instructors Dr. T. Smith and Dr. Deane Tucker, will cover the travel itinerary, course schedule, financial obligations and the application process. Community residents can enroll for one credit hour, receive all of the educational material covered in the class and participate in travel to Cuba.
“The informational session is a place where interested residents can ask any questions about Cuba Libre and gain a comfort level,” said Smith.
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. Smith followed up in 2016 taking 16 students to Cuba.
“We feel the educational value of the course is enhanced by the real world experience of seeing the many changes taking place in Cuba and, also, to feel the ebb of daily life that continues despite these changes. This educational experience offers an opportunity to witness a different society and people, which can promote both cultural and intellectual growth,” Smith said.
—CSC College Relations