havana-live-semester2The Semester at Sea cruise ship, an academic program sponsored by the University of Virginia, in the United States, arrived in here today, nine years after its last visit. About 648 people arrived in the island, 568 of them are students from more than 200 universities in 42 states of the northern country, mostly Americans, but there are also students from other nations, such as Mexico and Canada. University of Havana rector Gustavo Cobreiro and a delegation from the higher education center boarded the ship after docking in the harbor to welcome the visitors.
The objective of the stay here is that those students know this country’s history and the scientific development reached, while exchange with Cuban students from different careers, Jose Manuel Febles, director of International Relations department at the university, told reporters.During the stay in Cuba, the Semester at Sea students will also visit many universities in different provinces, and announced a meeting with the media for tomorrow.

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