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Arrival – Boyd Taylor

My name is Boyd Taylor and I am a junior at the University of Alabama majoring in Telecommunications & Film and minoring in Spanish.

Studying in Cuba is a rare opportunity that I plan on taking full advantage of by immersing myself in the culture and language of Havana.

Upon arriving, I noticed the poverty of the country; however, I am finding that, in spite of their living conditions and controlled wealth, Cubans seem to be a very amiable people. The radiant culture and the people’s genial attitudes could make anyone feel at home.

My goals for the trip are as follows: to further develop my comprehension of the Spanish language, to learn about our history with Cuba from a Cuban perspective, to fully experience Cuban way of life, and to make a few friends while doing it.