Professor Ivette Gomez and Alumna Emily Jetter Are Featured in Dornsife Experiential Learning Newsletter

Alumna Emily Jetter (’16, minor in Spanish, SUSA president 2013-2014) provides a compelling description of her studies in Cuba under the guidance of LAIC Associate Professor Ivette Gomez. Featured in the May 2020 issue of the USC Dornsife Experiential Learning Newsletter, Jetter discusses how study abroad in Spain and Brazil impacted her life and her current experience as a medical school student. Professor Gomez also shares how she developed the course Visualizing Cuba: Arts, Politics and Society in Today’s Cuba, popularly known as the Cuba Maymester. Among other things, Professor Gomez believes that, in addition to a more nuanced appreciation of Cuban culture, experiential learning provides students with a unique opportunity for self-discovery. You can find the newsletter here.