Cuba Program History
In October of 2015, GSC's Director's, Rick and Maxine, embarked on a planning trip to Cuba to investigate the feasibility of launching a service-learning program in the country. They were welcomed by Cuban officials and encouraged to develop an English training program with the University of Matanzas. See globalservicecorpsblog.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/launching-gscs-new-cuba-program/ to learn more about Rick and Maxine's trip.
In January of 2016, Rick and Maxine lead a pilot project trip in Cuba, including a new GSC Cuba in-country coordinator, and seven volunteers. Following a very successful experience with local Havana supporters and University of Matanzas staff, GSC began preparations for an ongoing service-learning program in Cuba. Unfortunately, the Cuban government decided not to allow US organizations to work directly with institutions of higher learning in Cuba. So, along with a number of other organizations planning to work with Cuban universities, GSC was unable to continue this work. See globalservicecorpsblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/gsc-cuba-conversational-english-program-with-matanzas-university/ to learn more about the pilot project trip.
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