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20 Mariana and Alberta in Cuba

Our faculty offer a handful of Wintersession courses—short-term study abroad experiences in January, open to Wellesley and MIT students. Mariana Hernandez and Alberta Born-Weiss recently took Memories of Cuba: Intersections Between History and Culture on the Island. Mariana: “My maternal grandparents met while fighting for the Cuban revolution and moved to Puerto Rico a couple of years after Castro rose to power. I was able to connect things that I have learned in the classroom and from my childhood to get a much deeper understanding of Cuba.” Alberta: “As a low-income, first generation student, I hadn’t traveled much before Wintersession.” She’s since completed two internships in Havana. “Cambió la trayectoria de mi vida. It changed the trajectory of my life.”