Eight Dunwoody students have another bullet to add to their résumé (and a lot of photos to add to their portfolios) thanks to a recent study aboard trip to Cuba!
Architecture students Alex Stanley, Celina Nelson, and Gianna Madison; Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology student Patrick Kowal; Construction Project Management student Kate Anderson; and Construction Management students Freddy Jara, Aaron Davis, and Jake Benson-Devine joined Senior Instructor Alex Wong, Program Manager Heather Gay, and Dean Bridget Reynolds on the nine-day adventure late last month.
During their trip, students had the opportunity to experience the city-life of Havana, the small town charm of Santa Clara, the history behind Trinidad port, and the captivating beauty of Topes De Collantes National Park.
Trip highlights included:
Studying the reconstruction and restoration of Havanna
Learning what technical education looks like in another country
Experiencing different types of food and music
Learning what construction materials and methods are used for restoration projects in a more rural area
Learning how smaller educational institutions train students for jobs
Understanding how a construction site is prepared in another country
Discovering the national influences and inspirations behind the port’s design
Seeing the many different goods being imported and exported
Learning the history behind residential design and how pirates and weather played a role
Studying the evolution of the port’s economy and society
Topes De Collantes National Park
Hiking the Escambray Mountains
Swimming in the basin of a waterfall
The College plans to offer another study abroad trip summer of 2018.