Economy and Transition
In this course, students will explore:
- Deeper understanding of Cuba's history, business context and economy, political and social context and culture, with the ability to compare this to their own home and other global contexts that they have experienced
- Insights into economic and social transition in the case of Cuba and how to think about what this kind of transition looks like in isolated or emerging economies
- Broader global insights and mindset from immersion in a new business context and ability to connect cultural, social, political, economic and other factors in understanding this context
- Critical reflection on the role of business leaders in economies in transition and the ability to learn and understand different political and social contexts and their implications
- Students will be encouraged to develop and investigate actual business opportunities that may be leveraged in the coming years
Faculty Lead, Robert Carraway
Program Dates, 16–23 May 2020
What Have Past Participants Said About This Program?
"The class opened my eyes to a totally different kind of societal structure. It is important to learn about cultures very different from your own to see where you can find common ground. Sometimes we will work in countries with severe limitations, and the experience in Cuba helped us see how that is possible."
"The openness of the professors allowing us to ask a wide range of controversial questions to Cubans was very important to my experience and truly allowed me to learn about their way of life and sentiments towards their government. This in particular was one reason why the program exceeded my expectations."
Prasannaa Venkatesh (Class of 2020) wrote about his experience on the Darden Worldwide Course to Cuba in this blog post.