WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — For a group of Purdue students, a recent trip to Cuba provided more than the opportunity to earn class credit. The trip opened the students’ eyes to a more welcoming way of life.
“There was a lot that I didn’t expect that happened that was amazing,” Purdue senior Maggie DeVoe said.
For one week, 20 students with the school’s hospitality and tourism management program got a chance to learn about Cuban food, culture and hospitality.
“They were the kindest most loving people that I’ve ever gotten to live with for the week,” DeVoe said.
From local produce to tobacco production, the students learned what Cuba has to offer. Purdue chef Carl Conway assisted students along the way.
“It turned out better than I expected,” Conway said. “We didn’t have any major glitches at all.”