More delays … Ugh!

December 6, 2013 1 Comment
More delays … Ugh!

By Jen Roberts This is my Cuba Visa. I have one to enter Cuba and one to leave Cuba. We will not be able to keep either of them. Unexpectedly, our group was individually charged an extra $25 to leave Mexico. That’s apparently because our flight was pushed back today and you have to pay […]

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Airports, empanadas, architecture – and pool time!

December 6, 2013 6 Comments
Airports, empanadas, architecture – and pool time!

Getting out of the country We arrived in Cancun Thursday, and it was a crazy day! We started in Canton at 4 a.m. with 20-degree weather and an ice storm in St. Louis and 10 hours later arrived in sunny 85-degree Cancun, Mexico. The icy weather caused our flight to be delayed leaving St. Louis, […]

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Made it safe to Cancun – on to Cuba Friday

December 5, 2013 3 Comments
Made it safe to Cancun – on to Cuba Friday

By Jen Roberts We have landed in Cancun and will leave early tomorrow for Cuba! Keep following our journey!

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The day has finally arrived!

December 5, 2013 0 Comments
The day has finally arrived!

  By Jen Roberts Students are very excited that the journey has begun, especially Celeste Land, a senior biological chemistry major from Marshfield, Mo. Today is Land’s first time flying. See what she has to say in this short video at the airport: Our group will arrive in Houston later this morning, where I will […]

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The day before: C-SC alum, married to Cuba native, gives advice via Skype

December 4, 2013 0 Comments
The day before: C-SC alum, married to Cuba native, gives advice via Skype

By Jen Roberts In our final class before departure on Wednesday, a former Culver-Stockton College student, Vanessa Perez, and her husband, Pablo Perez, a native of Cuba, answered questions from students via Skype and gave advice on what to expect. We discussed everything from what Cubans will and will not talk about to where to […]

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Peces or pescado? A quick intro to Spanish

December 4, 2013 0 Comments
Peces or pescado? A quick intro to Spanish

  By Jen Roberts We are continuing to prepare in the classroom for our Thursday departure. Tuesday’s lesson included a review of the Spanish language, or, for some, learning the basics for the first time. I learned a few words generally mean the same thing, but can be very different in the wrong context. For […]

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Professor eases fears about visiting a communist country

December 3, 2013 0 Comments
Professor eases fears about visiting a communist country

By Jen Roberts As we met Monday for our final Cuba preparations, Professor Kent Miller had a very important opening remark: “Yes, Cuba is a communist country, and it may be Culver-Stockton’s first visit there, but this is not the first time we have taken students into a communist country.” C-SC has led two trips […]

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VIDEO: Students and faculty say ‘so much to explore’ in Cuba

December 2, 2013 0 Comments
VIDEO: Students and faculty say ‘so much to explore’ in Cuba

Some of the Culver-Stockton College students and faculty members, who will embark on an eight-day trip to Cuba on Thursday, share the reasons they’re looking forward to the experience and give a glimpse of their itinerary. To read more about the faculty members and students who are going on the trip, click here.

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Introducing you to the faculty, students traveling to Cuba

December 2, 2013 1 Comment
Introducing you to the faculty, students traveling to Cuba

By Jen Roberts This week we are continuing to prepare for our departure to Cuba on Thursday.  Travelers will be meeting daily to go over our itinerary and travel logistics. I am going through scenarios and planning on how I will cover the fast pace adventure we will be embarking on shortly! I want to […]

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C-SC group heading to Cuba; follow their journey here

November 26, 2013 1 Comment
C-SC group heading to Cuba; follow their journey here

Editor’s Note: This blog is written by Jen Roberts, who works in Culver-Stockton College’s Communications Office. She is joining 15 students and three professors and will keep the community updated through blog posts, photos and videos. The purpose of this blog is to provide an in-depth look at something many Americans have never experienced: the […]

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