Capturing Cuba — Appalachian students discuss, share photos from Cuba trip

BOONE, N.C. — During spring break of March 2018, 20 Appalachian State University students and three faculty members traveled to Cuba as part of a Walker College of Business international study experience.

Dr. Rachel Shinnar, the faculty leader for the seven-day trip, has been taking students to Cuba for the past five years. Students came from a variety of majors and represented both undergraduate and graduate programs.

The group started their experience in the city of Havana, where they met with local entrepreneurs and learned about the Cuban economy, political environment and culture. Venturing west to the town of Viñales, the group spent two days in the Cuban countryside and met with farmers and agribusiness leaders.

Travel along with the group and experience Cuba.

View the photo album.

Masters Matter: MBA Trip to Cuba

University Communications Dave Blanks leads an in-studio discussion with MBA students Chris Grulke and Ben Perez as well as Dr. Shinnar. The trip fulfilled the international component of the MBA program for Perez and Grulke.

Listen to the podcast.

The group poses in front of La Catedral de la Virgen María in Old Havana — one of 11 Roman Catholic cathedrals on the island of Cuba. Photo by Rachel Shinnar
Published: Apr 25, 2018 11:20pm