Colibri Boston organized a faculty-led trip for a group of undergrads from Emory & Henry College that focused on
communication and Spanish language. The study tour included interaction with students and staff at the University
of Cienfuegos, safe and comfortable accommodation, sightseeing around the country, and workshops designed to
give Emory and Henry students knowledge on Cuban culture, history, language and people.
Emory and Henry College faculty-led international courses included 3 hours of Spanish language classes
Supplemented by interactive language practice with host families, joint lectures and seminars with University
of Cienfuegos on marketing and communication, and workshops on Cuban music and dance, Afro-cuban religion,
ecology, baseball, and the university’s specific approach to sustainability. For a fuller immersion experience we
invited Cuban students and faculty to join the Emory and Henry group in afternoon activities, dinners, and
celebrations. The sightseeing part of the trip was an additional opportunity to learn in a relaxed and fun way.
We organized ‘Cuban Revolution Day’ in convertible cars, an afternoon with Cuban farmers, a discussion at Cuba
Libro with an American writer living in Havana, a dinner at San Christobal at ‘Obama table’ and a chat with the
chef, a visit to an artist’s studio, and a hiking trip to Nicho waterfalls.
Emory and Henry study abroad trip was named by students ‘a life changing experience’ and covered by the press
in the USA and Cuba.