Abroadia Hires New Social Media Manager

Abroadia Hires New Social Media Manager

Abroadia recently named Merve Oncu its new Social Media Manager. She will oversee our digital outreach strategies and streamline our communications via social media. Welcome aboard, Merve!

Welcome Celia Ogna!

Welcome Celia Ogna!

Abroadia welcomes Celia Ogna to our team. She will assist us with recruiting students for our program.

Bienvenida, Celia!

Oppose the New Cuba Travel Restrictions

Oppose the New Cuba Travel Restrictions

Please use/modify the text below into an email to send to your Representative expressing opposition to the new travel restrictions that the US Treasury Department has placed on Cuba.

To find out who your Representative is go to this website: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative.

Thank you!

Team Abroadia

Dear_________________:

My name is____________   and I am writing to you to express my concern over the June 4th US Treasury Department announcement stating the implementation of new restrictions against American travel to Cuba.

For more than 50 years now the US policy toward Cuba has been morally wrong and grossly ineffective. The sanctions imposed by the embargo against this country do not impact the Cuban government whatsoever but has devastating consequences for the Cuban people.  I don’t understand how our government can claim that these and other measures adopted by the US are designed to help the Cuban people, when all they have done is cause grief, pain, misery and even death for so many years.

Traveling to Cuba allows Americans to engage with Cubans and interact with them away from politics. It allows Americans to be Citizen Diplomats. It is shameful that this valuable opportunity is being taken away from us.

What better way to promote democracy than by performing it in our country and exporting it to the world? Senator William Delahunt famously said in 2004, “How can we export Democracy abroad if we do not practice it in our own country?” The vast majority of Americans want good relations with Cuba and the US Treasury Department’s decision on June 4th is blatantly un-Democratic. A bedrock component of Democracy is working together with other countries, not imposing our will on them.

I urge you to oppose this latest measure and to promote diplomacy and engagement with Cuba.

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,

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Abroadia Supports H.R. 2562-"Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act"

Abroadia applauds Representatives David Price (D-NC), Andy Levin (D-MI) and Susan Davis (D-CA) for sponsoring H.R. 2562 "Advancing International and Foreign Language Education Act", which was introduced on May 7, 2019. We just uploaded a statement of support for this important act. Please visit this site to learn more and to support it: https://lnkd.in/eSvbPsw hashtag#studyabroad hashtag#nafsa hashtag#intled hashtag#intleducation hashtag#foreignlanguages hashtag#foreignlanguage hashtag#cuba hashtag#education hashtag#highereducation hashtag#universities hashtag#international

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Abroadia visit to UNAH

Abroadia visit to UNAH

On April 30 Abroadia arranged a visit for US professors to the campus of the Agrarian University of Havana to learn about the agricultural studies program and some of the innovative research being conducted there.

Abroadia in Solidarity with New Zealand

Abroadia in Solidarity with New Zealand

Abroadia expresses its heartbreak and solidarity with New Zealand following the murderous rampage that took place in a mosque in Christchurch this past Friday. While we offer no programs in New Zealand we extend our whole-heart support to the wonderful people of this country.

Abroadia Attends FAMU Study Abroad Fair

Abroadia Attends FAMU Study Abroad Fair

On February 7th, Abroadia attended the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University’s study abroad fair. It was well organized and we spoke to many (and more importantly, first-year) students! This was our second year attending this great university and we look forward to our next visit.

Lafayette College Students Spend Three Weeks in Cuba

Lafayette College Students Spend Three Weeks in Cuba

Led by Professors Schettino and Westfall, Lafayette College students enjoyed three weeks in Cuba where they volunteered on a farm, performed a dance with Cuban students, conversed with a former Cuban diplomat to the US and interacted with a social critic. We look forward to working with Lafayette College to develop future programs to Cuba!

New Program in Uruguay

New Program in Uruguay

Abroadia is pleased to announce its new program in Uruguay in partnership with Audele Uruguay. High school and college students can spend two weeks during the summer in Montevideo completing community projects, taking classes (for high school students) in a high school and learning Spanish.

Download our tri-fold brochure here to learn more!

Abroadia Meets with Partner University in Cuba

Abroadia Meets with Partner University in Cuba

On September 5, Abroadia met with its partner institution in Cuba to discuss an exciting new summer program scheduled for summer 2019. Check back here often for more information!