During spring break of March 2018, 20 Appalachian State University students and three faculty members traveled to Cuba as part of a Walker College of Business international study experience.

Dr. Rachel Shinnar, the faculty leader for the seven-day trip, has been taking students to Cuba for the past five years. Students came from a variety of majors and represented both undergraduate and graduate programs.

The group started their experience in the city of Havana, where they met with local entrepreneurs and learned about the Cuban economy, political environment and culture. Venturing west to the town of Viñales, the group spent two days in the Cuban countryside and met with farmers and agribusiness leaders.

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Originally published April 6, 2018. Written by Chris Grulke.