Purdue’s College of Agriculture adds Cuba to study abroad

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Purdue’s College of Agriculture has added another destination to their study abroad program — Cuba.

Professors have been granted the opportunity to travel to Cuba this week to organize the program. This trip allows advisers to get comfortable with the environment before they send students.

“The trip to Cuba will begin to lay the foundation for Purdue research,” professor Gerald Shively said.

The program will also allow students to gain unique exposure.

“Following the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, within the College of Agriculture we saw this as a potentially important change with a lot of opportunity for all of the missions of the college — really in the areas of research,” said Shively.

Two other professors will join Shively for one week in Cuba to walk-through the study abroad program. It’s set to launch in March 2016.

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By Brittney Verner, wlfi.com

October 24, 2015

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