‘Yo Sí Puedo’: How Cuba eradicated illiteracy

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Some 99.8 percent of Cuban adults are literate, one of the highest literacy rates in the world and better than the rate in the United States. Luisa Yara Campos, director of the Literacy Museum in Havana, was one of the 230,000 Cuban teenagers who left home in 1961 […]

Just ahead of Obama, SPEA students visit Havana

Post by IU Newsroom intern Annie Brackemyre Sixteen Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs undergraduates passed over popular spring break destinations in favor of a weeklong, one-credit public policy exploration last week in Havana, Cuba. “The course is interactive, intensive and hands-on,” course professor Dan Preston said. “This involves guest lectures from academics, professionals […]

White House announcement on Cuba may boost IU study-abroad classes

The easing of U.S. restrictions on travel to and from Cuba could come as good news for students hoping to study there. And at least two IU Bloomington study-abroad courses in Cuba are scheduled this year: one in SPEA and the other in the Department of Geography. The School of Public and Environmental Affairs was […]