A Candid Conversation with OIE Director Camila Nardozzi

By ANA LUIZA NICOLE A recent panel by the Office of International Education (OIE) focused on increasing racial inclusion in study abroad programs. In a candid conversation about the recent happenings at the OIE, Camila Nardozzi, current Director of the OIE, has agreed to address the questions which arose from this event: Is student representation of Harvard abroad proportional to student groups on campus? If not, what might be the reasons for this socioeconomic and racial divide in participation in the study abroad programs? While it is difficult to assert an estimate of the racial or socioeconomic demographics of students …

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Studying Cuba

Students reflect on their semesters abroad. Last semester, three Harvard students traveled to Cuba, a country usually off-limits to American citizens. Monique Wilson ’09, Morgan Radford ’09, and Hannah Catabia ’09 took part in a program run by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies that sends Harvard students to Cuba every year to “experience the challenges and rewards of Cuban reality first-hand.” For Wilson and Radford, who are both African American, the chance to experience a country that was a “racial paradise” was a main reason to visit Cuba. “Cuba has been my dream,” said Radford, “because I …

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