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Cuba opens American eyes

Cuba opens American eyes

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

The warm water, palm trees and crystal-white sand of the Santa Maria beach were everything I pictured when I used to think of Cuba, a picturesque island in the Caribbean. However, over the past four days, my rosy tourist perspective has disintegrated as my eyes open to the real Cuba, a very different...

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Dining overseas has its challenges for tourists

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

You can tell a lot about a culture by observing its mealtime rituals. In America, convenience and efficiency are prioritized over both quality of food and togetherness. In Cuba, the process is much slower and more laborious. Drive-thru’s don’t exist and you’re forced to take a more active role in d...

Has Fidel Castro’s death changed anything in the country?

Has Fidel Castro’s death changed anything in the country?

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Blog, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

On Nov. 25, 2016, Cubans celebrated with pots and pans in the streets of Miami, joyful of what they thought would be a turning point for their homeland, Cuba. In the United States, we received the news right away and stopped transmitting other programs to talk about the death of Fidel Cas...

Blog from Cuba: Small business, big surprise

Blog from Cuba: Small business, big surprise

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

July 12, 2017


Filed under Blog, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

Havana is a mix between grey and white. I say grey because, unfortunately for some and a blessing for others, even the best parts of Havana aren’t what you would see in the United States. Many of the hotels are built in the middle of run-down buildings in which people still live. Some b...

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba

Off the grid, out of country: Visualizing two weeks in Havana, Cuba

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

Just two months shy of my 24th birthday, I had never traveled outside of the United States. That changed on Friday when Havana, Cuba became my home for the next two weeks. Approximately 25 Cal State East Bay students will experience two weeks with limited phone service, wifi or contact with the...

Cal State Cuba: Students make trek from Hayward to Havana this summer

Cal State Cuba: Students make trek from Hayward to Havana this summer

Stephen Freitas,
Contributor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features, Students Abroad

On June 30, approximately 25 Cal State East Bay students — including myself — will fly from Los Angeles to Havana, Cuba, where we will take classes in documentary film and photojournalism, and produce our own films, long-form articles and photo essays as part of a new study abroad program create...

Limited financial aid offered for summer

Limited financial aid offered for summer

Daisy Ortiz,
Contributor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Features

For many Cal State East Bay students, summer quarter provides an opportunity to get ahead on coursework or simply catch up on classes they need for the next academic year. For those students, financial aid typically plays a significant role. Of the 7,000 students that enrolled in summer courses last year,...

Voices from London: Can you do something you love as a career?

Voices from London: Can you do something you love as a career?

Loralie Yumang,
Contributor

August 31, 2016


Filed under Students Abroad

Our study abroad trip to London has taught me a very important outlook: your major does not define every aspect of your being, as us college students like to believe. This study abroad program is essentially a collection of communication classes, but the catch is that I am an accounting student. As an accou...

Study Abroad: Skipping rocks across the world

Study Abroad: Skipping rocks across the world

Dario Battistella and Shannon Stroud,
Contributor and Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2015


Filed under Campus

Each year students pack up and move out, not to go home but to journey across the pond for the chance to study in another country. Last year almost 300,000 students left the U.S. to study abroad, an increase of two percent from previous years, according to the Institute of International Education....

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