Burlington College, located in Vermont, made a deal with the castro regime to send 15 students each spring semester to study in Cuba.
Burlington College President Jane O’Meara Sanders said students will take up to 16 credits, including a core course in Cuban Studies that encompasses history, politics, economics, geography, international relations, philosophy and culture. Students will also be able to take up to 20 hours a week in intermediate or advanced Spanish.
This indoctrination program is not free of course. Havana’s numero uno snake oil salesmen fidel must be smiling at this deal.
Students will pay the regular full-time semester tuition of $9,780, room and board of $3,360, which includes two meals a day, $1,900 to cover field trips and other expenses and $150 for insurance. Students are also responsible for roundtrip airfare to Havana.
Thank the governor:
“That’s kind of exciting because we’ve been able to make the kind of connections that are unusual,” said Sanders, the wife of U.S. Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt.
Sanders said that Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie and Florida cattle broker John Parke Wright IV helped arrange contacts with Cuban officials. Dubie has supported increased trade and educational ties with Cuba. Wright arranged the sale of the first Vermont cows to the island two years ago.
Burlington College joins the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, American University and Harvard University in establishing a spring study abroad program on the island of 4.4 million people.
What the hell is the U.S. Department of Treasury, charged with enforcing Cuban regulations, including Helms-Burton, thinking by allowing American college students to spend a semester in a country on the U.S. Department of State’s list of nations sponsoring terrorism?
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