Watch the Video.
"I got to do an entire interview with [a local artist] in Spanish, and that was a huge confidence booster. I was like, yeah! I can do this! My Spanish is alright!"
- Student reflecting on our AfroCuba research and experiential learning course
All throughout our 10-day research and study trip, I conducted intermittent video interviews with students, my teaching partners at Swarthmore College--a team of faculty and administrative leadership. I created this video to chronicle our individual and connected reflections on multiple dimensions of our field experiences.
An Experience of Firsts.
By speaking with Cuban professionals, mothers, doctors, museum directors, proprietors, artists, community activists, and makers of all kinds, students learned how to formulate meaningful and localized questions, connect with speakers of Cuban Spanish, and challenge their own assumptions about what is universally important to cultures other than their own.
Our trip was generously sponsored through support from several partner organizations and departments across the College, and we are grateful!