Eight Dunwoody students have another bullet to add to their résumé (and a lot of photos to add to their portfolios) thanks to a recent study aboard trip to Cuba!
Architecture students Alex Stanley, Celina Nelson, and Gianna Madison; Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology student Patrick Kowal; Construction Project Management student Kate Anderson; and Construction Management students Freddy Jara, Aaron Davis, and Jake Benson-Devine joined Senior Instructor Alex Wong, Program Manager Heather Gay, and Dean Bridget Reynolds on the nine-day adventure late last month.
During their trip, students had the opportunity to experience the city-life of Havana, the small town charm of Santa Clara, the history behind Trinidad port, and the captivating beauty of Topes De Collantes National Park.
Trip highlights included:
- Studying the reconstruction and restoration of Havanna
- Learning what technical education looks like in another country
- Experiencing different types of food and music
- Learning what construction materials and methods are used for restoration projects in a more rural area
- Learning how smaller educational institutions train students for jobs
- Understanding how a construction site is prepared in another country
- Discovering the national influences and inspirations behind the port’s design
- Seeing the many different goods being imported and exported
- Learning the history behind residential design and how pirates and weather played a role
- Studying the evolution of the port’s economy and society
Topes De Collantes National Park
- Hiking the Escambray Mountains
- Swimming in the basin of a waterfall
The College plans to offer another study abroad trip summer of 2018.
To learn more about the 2017 Study Abroad trip, visit: https://cubacmgt1901.wordpress.com