Lynn University Sending First Students To Cuba

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Most people only read about Hemingway's Cuba. Some Lynn University students will get to live it as part of a travel opportunity not available to most students.

Twelve students and three university employees plan to leave Jan. 6 for a five-night journey to the island as part of a course called "Hemingway's Cuba." The trip is to explore the fishing villages, houses and other places Ernest Hemingway wrote about in "The Old Man and the Sea" and other novels.

"You have Europeans and people outside the United States visit there all the time, but it hasn't been open to us, which makes it even more interesting," said Andrew Lippi, 21, of Key West.

But students won't do much sightseeing, because of requirements that the trip maintain a focused academic mission and not be for tourism.

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