AU Abroad Semester in Cuba Ends

HAVANA, Cuba, 15 December 2011 — Our hosts at Casa de las Americas, Cuba’s premier cultural center, held a going-away party for American University students, professors and friends at the end of our fall semester in Cuba. This was the first time that AU Abroad held a semester at Casa. And it was the first time that an AU instructor has spent an entire semester with students overseas.

During our stay in Cuba, I taught my “Photojournalism and Social Documentary” course, the foundation upon which I teach the methodology that we refer to as “backpack journalism.”