Category Archive: Programs Abroad

Fancy straws and the Cuban command economy

Fancy straws and the Cuban command economy

By Joy Mulhollan Neon orange, green, yellow, hot pink. Not the colors of fruity cereal or a fever dream, but what Communism looks like. Coming back from Cuba, after making sure I didn’t get thrown in jail or contract some … Continue reading

 

Croquetas, Ropa Vieja, and Tostones: Reflections on a journey through Cuban culture, history, and food

Croquetas, Ropa Vieja, and Tostones: Reflections on a journey through Cuban culture, history, and food

By Sarah Sterling While I was on my way back from Cuba to D.C., I had a three-hour layover in Miami with nothing to read and lots of time to kill. I decided to peruse a bookstore, as expensive as … Continue reading

 

The Ant and the Elephant: A Love Story

The Ant and the Elephant: A Love Story

“The relationship between Cuba and the United States is like a love affair between the ant and the elephant. Even if they love each other very much, if the elephant rolls over in the middle of the night, the ant … Continue reading

 

Apple Pie and Pineapple Sorbet: U.S. and Cuban Nationalism

Apple Pie and Pineapple Sorbet: U.S. and Cuban Nationalism

View the entire blog by MIIS student Josh Fleming at: http://sites.miis.edu/gsipm/2014/09/29/apple-pie-and-pineapple-sorbet-u-s-and-cuban-nationalism/  

 

Course Description

Course Description

Cuba has always found itself, or placed itself, in the most unusual circumstances. It was among the last of the Western Hemisphere countries to win independence (or at least nominal independence) from the Spanish. It was in part because such … Continue reading

 

Feeling at home

Feeling at home

My contract got extended and I will stay until April, which is amazing. My brother has been visiting me for 3 weeks, we had a great time and my little homesickness got cured. Furthermore I realized how amazing my life … Continue reading

 

Feeling at home

Feeling at home

My contract got extended and I will stay until April, which is amazing. My brother has been visiting me for 3 weeks, we had a great time and my little homesickness got cured. Furthermore I realized how amazing my life … Continue reading

 

We’re Surfers

We’re Surfers

We’re Surfers. All of us. The only difference is what we’re surfing for. Some surf for peace, some surf for joy, some surfing for creativity, some surf to be cool, some surf for establishment, some surf against establishment, some surf … Continue reading

 

Saya Tidak Perlu Pipet

Saya Tidak Perlu Pipet

I do not agree with the Buddhist belief that life is suffering. Life is a beautiful, unknowable, and magical time of existence that will never happen again in the same manner that it happens now. Surely though, unconscious life is, … Continue reading

 

Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia: Round 2

Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia: Round 2

So, I’m back in Uluwatu, in Bali, Indonesia.  Here’s why.  After teaming up with Conservation International last year, our surfonomics paper showed that Uluwatu brings an estimated amount of 35 million US dollars.  For any place in the world, that … Continue reading

 
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