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US State Department Rolls Out Exchange Program for Cuban Students

By: PanAm Post Staff - Jun 3, 2014, 11:47 am

EspañolThe US State Department will grant scholarships to a hundred Cuban high school students between ninth and twelfth grade to develop their leadership skills and get them acquainted with the structure of democratic organizations.

The students will live with US families and participate in community activities. The scholarship program will last from three to four weeks, and is expected to begin in the Summer of 2015.

Similarly, California State University’s College of Communications will accept college-aged, Cuban students, who will participate in digital journalism workshops in order to learn the tools that could contribute to the modernization of the media in Cuba.

In the past, the Cuban government has denied students who wanted to attend such programs the required permits to exit the country, since it viewed these efforts as an attempt to weaken the Communist regime.

Source: El Nuevo Herald.