KCC group to share experiences in Cuba during free Lunch and Learn event April 16

Members of the group that traveled to Cuba with KCC in February pose at a table between two buildings in a city there.

Kellogg Community College students, staff and community members who traveled to Cuba as part of the College’s international travel trip to the country in February will share their experiences during a Cuba Lunch and Learn event at the College next week.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Kellogg Room in the Student Center on KCC’s campus at 450 North Ave., Battle Creek. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch, but samples of Cuban cuisine will be available for tasting.

A group of more than a dozen individuals from KCC and the greater community spent more than a week in Cuba in mid-February as part of the College’s International Studies Program. Kate DeGraaf, manager of Service-Learning at KCC and a member of the group, said Cuba trip participants will talk about their experiences and share observations of the country’s health care and education systems, among other topics.

“KCC’s trip to Cuba offered participants a unique experience that the group would like to share, particularly given the current discussions surrounding the future of U.S.-Cuban relations,” DeGraaf said. “The Cuba Lunch and Learn will give the community a way to share in our unique adventure, and taste some traditional Cuban food, as well.”

KCC offers several educational opportunities for individuals interested in international topics, including instruction in a number of foreign languages, international travel opportunities each year and an associate degree offering in International Studies.

Additionally, since 2012 the College’s Choral Union Touring Choir has performed on international concert tours of both Italy and Ireland; the College will return to the latter for an International Studies trip this summer.

For more information about International Studies or the Cuba Lunch and Learn event, contact KCC’s Social Science and Education office at 269-660-7705.

In the above photo, courtesy of Kate DeGraaf, some of the members of the KCC group that traveled to Cuba pose while relaxing in the country during their trip.

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